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  • Movies | May 11, 2014

    ‘Bears’ better than the average nature documentary

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    After skipping a release in 2013, Disneynature returns to theatrical nature documentaries with “Bears.” Following a year in the life of a mother bear and her two cubs, “Bears” is narrated by John C. Reilly. The film begins in the den where a mother bear, dubbed

  • Movies | May 09, 2014

    ‘Spider-Man 2’ less than the sum of its parts

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    Two years after Sony Pictures reset the Spider-Man movie franchise, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” comes to the screen on a slow weekend for the cinema. Perhaps none of the big movie houses wanted to compete with Marvel properties. That’s understandable given the run Stan Lee

  • Movies | May 06, 2014

    New DVDs feature titles of interest to teens

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    This month the new videos shelves will be heavy with copies of “Veronica Mars,” “Her,” and the remake of “Gambit.” But what’s surprising is how much the other new releases skew toward teen interest movies. There may not be anything new in the teen

  • Movies | May 05, 2014

    ‘Other Woman’ survives despite uninspired writing, direction

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    The new Cameron Diaz movie “The Other Woman” may seem a little half-hearted. Director Nick Cassavettes, son of the great improviser John Cassavettes, earlier made “The Notebook,” a wet Kleenex job‹, and he has worked with Diaz before (on “Her Sister’s Keeper”), but he

  • Movies | May 04, 2014

    ‘May the Fourth’ brings excitement for new film

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    Halloween is an important holiday. New Year’s Day is a big one, too. And of course, Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, humanity’s lord and savior to many people… well, that’s up there, too. But today is another sacred time

  • Movies | May 02, 2014

    For a horror movie, ‘The Quiet Ones’ is less than scary

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    Ghost stories, they say, are always about history. A lot of the movie business is comforted and prompted by its own back pages. So guess what happens when a historic movie brand makes horror movies. In the case of the new horror film “The Quiet

  • Movies | April 25, 2014

    ‘Transcendence’ not engaging enough to hold one’s attention

    Christopher.conner1

    What happens when the development of Artificial Intelligence is given a jump start by uploading a conscious mind? That’s the question explored in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, “Transcendence.” Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a top Artificial Intelligence researcher who has reluctantly agreed

  • Movies | April 24, 2014

    ‘Haunted House 2’ short, but not nearly short enough

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    I laughed once while I was watching co-writer and star Marlon Wayans’s new parody movie “A Haunted House 2.” I’m not sure I got so much as a chuckle out of the first movie in this new sequence—the better financed if only a

  • Movies | April 22, 2014

    ‘The Raid 2’ proves imaginative

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    The sequel to that curious cinematic success “The Raid” was going to be big, no matter what. The original movie, often referred to by its title’s odd second half—”Redemption”—came out of the third world to become the first Indonesian movie I can

  • Movies | April 21, 2014

    ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ leaves viewer enthralled

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    Marvel Comics continues their quest to translate their comic book universe to the big screen. The most recent installment of their efforts is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” At the start of this film, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) demonstrates his superior physical characteristics by lapping


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