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  • Movies | June 17, 2014

    ‘22 Jump Street’ much better than its predecessor

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    Though I didn’t find much that was new or creditable in the movie “21 Jump Street,” two directors at MGM have made a sequel to it. And the new film sold a lot of tickets its first weekend. It is called “22 Jump Street,” naturally enough.

  • Movies | June 12, 2014

    There’s lots more than Legos on the new-DVD shelves

    Of the new movies planned for release on home viewing media during June, people tell me the “Legomovie” is the pick. Honest. Maybe I’m talking with the wrong people. But I do feel confident this family movie will entertain. But surely it is a

  • Movies | June 11, 2014

    Take lots of Kleenex for creepy ‘Stars’

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    Let’s say you are one of those many people who want movies to make them feel something, to provoke some sort of emotional reaction. In that case, “The Fault in Our Stars” might be a movie you would enjoy watching, especially if you are

  • Movies | June 10, 2014

    ‘Maleficent’ a reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’

    Christopher.conner1

    Disney’s version of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale cemented Maleficent as the cruelest and most evil of villains in the Disney pantheon. What was it that turned her into such a terrible creature? This year’s feature “Maleficent” creates a back story that explains

  • Movies | June 09, 2014

    New Cruise action movie fun

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    “Edge of Tomorrow,” the new Tom Cruise action movie, is a lot of fun to watch. Its no classic, and it doesn’t even pretend to be trail-blazing. But it moves with efficiency for which director Doug Liman (who directed both “The Bourne Identity” and “

  • Movies | June 04, 2014

    ‘A Million ...’ entertaining, but heed this warning

    Seth MacFarland is a writer, director, and voice-over specialist known to us mostly as the man behind the movie “Ted” and the TV show “Family Guy.” He and his writing collaborators seem to have done some reading about the American West as they prepared the

  • Movies | May 30, 2014

    Latest X-Men installment might be the best

    Christopher.conner1

    A decade in the future, the last of the X-Men are on the run. A robot army, able to adapt to counter any attack, is hunting down “mutants.” Unable to defeat the Sentinels, Professor Charles Xavier has a plan: go back in time to prevent

  • Movies | May 27, 2014

    As a people movie, ‘Godzilla’ found lacking

    Christopher.conner1

    Godzilla is the unrivaled monarch of Kaiju film. Despite beginning her career as a brutal force of nature and retribution for mankind’s nuclear aspirations, Godzilla seems to end up being likable in a scaly, skyscraper-crushing sort of way. Even as it levels buildings and

  • Movies | May 26, 2014

    ‘Blended’ isn’t really bad, but it isn’t ‘Happy Gilmore’

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    “Blended” is probably a little better than par for the Adam Sandler movie course, though golf metaphors may remind readers of the comedian’s “Happy Gilmore,” a film which benefits from a few surreal passages and from Sandler’s all-in characterization. “Blended” isn’t really

  • Movies | May 25, 2014

    Summer blockbusters offer something for everyone

    Every summer Americans flock to the theaters for huge blockbusters, anticipated sequels and crowd-pleasing adaptations — not to mention the frigid blast of air conditioning. The 2014 summer season really kicked off with the release of “The Amazing Spiderman 2” and “Godzilla,” but several better reasons to head


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