Friday, May 27, 2016

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  • Movies | April 21, 2016

    Kipling would have approved of new ‘Jungle Book’


    Rudyard Kipling has made a lot of money for the folks at Disney. They made an animated movie of his “The Jungle Book” in 1967. And now they have a superior-looking version of the same story out in theaters. The movie is selling lots of tickets

  • Movies | April 15, 2016

    ‘The Boss’ is a 20teens comedy with a difference


    “The Boss” is the name of the new Melissa McCarthy film comedy. And though it features a couple of television stars and was produced by Will Ferrell and his frequent collaborator Adam McKay, its pleasures are relatively subtle. Oh, it has the stock 20teens comedy

  • Movies | April 07, 2016

    Film ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ is ‘wildly melodramatic’


    The wildest recent event of school censorship is surely the Kipnis case. A female professor at Northwestern wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education about a complaint filed by a student against a faculty member. “What a mess. And what a slippery slope,

  • Movies | April 06, 2016

    ‘I Saw the Light’ is a good movie in many ways


    Let’s go out on a limb: There won’t be a better job of acting in a general release movie in 2016 than the one Londoner Tom Hiddleston does playing Hank Williams in the new film “I Saw the Light.” The voice is good, the

  • Movies | April 05, 2016

    ‘Buyer beware’ of new video releases this month


    In video stores, this is the month when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” first appears on DVD. After you see that, you might want to go back and review all six of the earlier Star Wars movies. Because as much as some of you hated “

  • Movies | March 31, 2016

    New film ‘Batman vs. Superman’ is a set-up piece


    The latest superheroes movie is called “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That “Justice” seems to refer to DC Comics’ Justice League of America, the series in which the Flash, Green Lantern, and others cooperate to fight crime. So think of this movie as a

  • Movies | March 30, 2016

    ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ a successful sequel


    One of the stars of the new film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is Lainie Kazan. My memory may be faulty, but I think the first time I saw her, she was singing on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” That show is frequently cited by the

  • Movies | March 29, 2016

    ‘Miracles’ seems aimless except as a tear-jerker

    “Miracles From Heaven” is the latest of the new run of Hollywood’s offerings to audiences who shop at “Christian” bookstores. It stars Jennifer Garner and is, like 2014’s “Heaven is for Real,” based on a true story. In each case the story concerns what

  • Movies | March 28, 2016

    ‘Allegiant’ continues movie series from Roth’s books


    Girls who have enjoyed Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” books may want to see the movie version of the third of them. “Allegiant” is out. It features the actors from the first two movies, “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” except for Kate Winslet. She played the evil dictator

  • Movies | March 14, 2016

    ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ proves amusing sci fi/suspense film


    Dan Trachtenberg’s new sci fi/suspense movie “10 Cloverfield Lane” is amusing enough in its own right. Still, scary movie fans with a little memory will enjoy considering it as a sequel to a movie now eight years old. The new film stars Mary Elizabeth

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