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  • Movies | August 06, 2014

    ‘Wish I Was Here’ doesn’t earn a recommendation

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    The last two movies I’ve seen in theaters—”And So It Goes” and, now, “Wish I Was Here”—have been modest-scale films, nearly indy pictures. They have each been directed by former TV stars, Rob “All in the Family” Reiner and Zach “Scrubs” Braff.

  • Movies | August 05, 2014

    ‘Lucy’ not up to usual Luc Besson standards

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    Scarlett Johansson stars in the title role of Luc Besson’s “Lucy.” The setup for the film begins as Lucy is first asked, then finally forced by Richard, her short-term boyfriend, to deliver a locked briefcase to a Mr. Jang. Richard is concerned that his

  • Movies | July 31, 2014

    Here’s a look at what’s new on the DVD shelves

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    Though you might not be able to tell it by looking at a list of recent movies scheduled for release as DVDs this August, 2014 has been an interesting movie year. Movies which should have made a lot of money have disappointed their studios. None of

  • Movies | July 30, 2014

    If you can see only one Hercules movie, see this one

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    “Hercules,” the second Hercules movie of the year, is based on the graphic novel “Hercules: the Tracian Wars” by Steve Moore and stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role. The mythical story of Hercules is one of atonement. This retelling of the tale is more

  • Movies | July 29, 2014

    ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ an improvement over ‘Planes’

    Just 11 months after releasing the first “Planes,” DisneyToon Studios dropped a sequel on this summer’s movie audiences. “Planes: Fire and Rescue” is set in the same racing obsessed, sentient vehicle inhabited world as Lightning McQueen from the highly successful “Cars” franchise. In “Planes,” cropduster

  • Movies | July 28, 2014

    Screenplay is most basic weakness of ‘So It Goes’

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    “And So It Goes” is a modest little movie. It stars actors whose big box-office days are behind them, tells a familiar story intended to soothe older patrons, and doesn’t seem to have spent much money on sets, costumes, or screenplay writing.   I

  • Movies | July 24, 2014

    ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ lacks stars, humor, spectacle

    “The Purge,” junior, is not a horror movie. “Anarchy,” writer and director James DeMonaco’s title for the second movie in the series, is an action movie with a political side. This is unfortunate. Horror movies allow opportunities for imagination to overcome deficits in production

  • Movies | July 22, 2014

    ‘Korengal’ is inferior to ‘Restrepo,’ but still worthwhile

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    Documentary films are very different from the narrative films we usually see at the twelve-plex. Far too many of them are made for political reasons. The few that make it into general release, and into our commercial theaters, are usually more subtle. I remember a

  • Movies | July 21, 2014

    ‘Sex Tape’: Old name, old idea, but kind of a fun film

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    There is usually something significant about the language we choose to use. Well, despite the “digital revolution,” we are still, apparently, choosing to call audio-video recordings “sex tapes.” So, six years after “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” Hollywood is offering us the new screen

  • Movies | July 16, 2014

    War film screening, question-and-answer session set

    Independent film “KORENGAL: This is What War Feels Like” explores the questions behind combat. It will premiere for one week in Manhattan starting 7 p.m. on Friday at the Carmike Seth Childs 12 theater, 2610 Farm Bureau Road. The film, directed New York-based writer and journalist Sebastian


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