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  • Movies | April 07, 2016

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Movies | March 10, 2016

    Movie feels unloved by cast and director

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    It is difficult to get very excited about the new movie “Whiskey Foxtrot Tango.” And it must have been difficult for the actors and director to get very excited about working on the film. The final product certainly feels as unloved as it feels purposeless.

  • Movies | March 08, 2016

    Plenty of new releases out for March ... and April

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    One of the best movies of last year, “Room,” makes its first appearance on home viewing media this month. Then there’s a lot of dreck coming out, too. March is often a good month for new DVD releases, just as April is often a


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