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  • Movies | July 21, 2014

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


    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

  • Movies | July 14, 2014

    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ doesn’t move the story forward


    Let’s get started right now fabricating the title of the next Planet of the Apes film. We’ve already had “Planet of the Apes” twice, in 1968 and, as if we needed the exercise repeated, in 2001. We’ve had “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”

  • Movies | July 10, 2014

    Bana best thing in high-powered ‘Deliver Us From Evil’


    Do you suppose Eric Bana is the greatest movie actor of his generation? Even film fans who have forgotten his past performances (in movies like “Munich,” “Hanna,” “Troy,” “Lucky You,” “Time Traveler’s Wife,” “Funny People,” “Star Trek,” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”) will immediately

  • Movies | July 09, 2014

    Attractive, well-acted ‘Chef’ hardly makes a ripple


    Even some Manhattanites who are aware of the recently released and much praised “Chef” may not know it has arrived here. They won’t know why it is playing two matinees every afternoon and no evening shows. Heck, they won’t even know the tickets

  • Movies | July 08, 2014

    This ‘Tammy’ is not in any way memorable


    During the showing of the new movie “Tammy” that I attended, my companion told me the film was “tedious.” On reflection, I think a better word to describe this new screen comedy is “forgettable.” Here we are in the season of blockbusters. Every movie coming

  • Movies | June 26, 2014

    And, so now we have ‘Think Like a Man Too’


    Steve Harvey, who is currently the host of the TV game show “Family Feud,” has been a comedian, a journeyman comic actor, and the author of a self-help book for women called “Act Like a Lady; Think Like a Man.” A couple of years ago

  • Movies | June 24, 2014

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ keeps kids, their adult entertained

    The sequel to Dreamworks’ 2010 feature “How to Train Your Dragon” begins five years after the Vikings of Berk made peace with the dragons that once plagued their town. While most of the young dragon riders compete in Berk’s dragon races, Hiccup (voiced by Jay

  • Movies | June 23, 2014

    ‘Jersey Boys’ movie more cliché than entertainment


    Director Clint Eastwood’s movie version of the popular musical “Jersey Boys” is not, it turns out, a complete fiasco. It has some good songs, taken from the repertoire of 1960s pop group The Four Seasons. John Lloyd Young, who plays high-voiced Frankie Valli, sings

  • Movies | June 17, 2014

    ‘22 Jump Street’ much better than its predecessor


    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.

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