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  • Movies | September 09, 2014

    ‘Identical’ doesn’t quite serve its apparent purpose

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    The sole new movie at the twelve-plex last weekend was “The Identical.” What’s most interesting about this modest production is that it doesn’t quite get to the subjects it seems to have been constructed to discuss. It is about identical twins who are

  • Movies | September 05, 2014

    Football’s better than this month’s new DVDs

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    It is probably just as well that football and the McCain series are starting up again, as the movies scheduled for release on home viewing media aren’t going to entertain large groups. This has been a year when films might have sold a lot

  • Movies | September 04, 2014

    Not much new in latest horror film — and that’s not bad

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    It may be useful to think of horror movies as a special kind of cinematic thing. Let’s say they are all versions of the same classic thing, with essentially the same story, the same kinds of incidents, established conventions about technique—so that right

  • Movies | September 03, 2014

    Fast-paced ‘November Man’ found entertaining

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    There’s a new spy thriller in town, a movie called “November Man” after its central figure’s habit of leaving nothing living once he’s gone. This is an entertaining film. Pierce Brosnan stars as Peter, a former CIA hit man who has retired

  • Movies | September 02, 2014

    ‘Dame to Kill For’ is great but empty ... and skip the 3-D

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    Director Robert Rodriquez has a fondness for pulp. His movies include “From Dusk Til Dawn,” the “Spy Kids” movies, the “Machete” movies, and the original “Sin City,” based closely on comic books made by writer and artist Frank Miller. He is also the most dependable

  • Movies | August 27, 2014

    ‘If I Stay’ decently made film with a good cast

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    As we begin our discussion of the new teen girls movie “If I Stay,” let me slip in one note for the adult film fans. The movie features Texan Mireille Enos as the mother. Enos has had a heck of a professional year, playing Brad

  • Movies | August 22, 2014

    If only ‘America’ would stay on the subject

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    The full title of Dinesh D’Sousa’s new non-fiction film is “America: Imagine the World Without Her.” As political “documentaries” go, it is good-looking and brisk, and it will sometimes discuss ideas in a reasonable way—and this last is highly un-filmlike. But the

  • Movies | August 21, 2014

    ‘Let’s Be Cops’ was made with care and can be amusing

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    The new film comedy-adventure “Let’s Be Cops” reminded me of “Fired Up!” and “Miss March.” Like them, the new film had a good story and was fairly well written and developed. It was made, it seemed, more because somebody had loved the script enough

  • Movies | August 20, 2014

    Bridges stars in ‘The Giver’

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    The story is that years ago Jeff Bridges bought the option to make a film of the popular adolescents’ book “The Giver.” His idea was that his father, Lloyd “Sea Hunt” Bridges would play the title part. The actual movie wasn’t made until last

  • Movies | August 18, 2014

    Great actors keep ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ engaging

    Based on the book by Richard C. Morais, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” begins in Mumbai, India, where the Kadam family runs a popular restaurant. Hassan (Manish Dayal) is learning to cook under his mother’s guidance. Her influence ends abruptly when the family restaurant is burned


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