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  • 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. .

  • Take lots of Kleenex for creepy ‘Stars’ G.w.clift1

    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 .

  • ‘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 .

  • New Cruise action movie fun G.w.clift1

    “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 .

  • ‘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 .

  • 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 .

  • 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 .

  • ‘Blended’ isn’t really bad, but it isn’t ‘Happy Gilmore’ G.w.clift1

    “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 .

  • 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 .

  • ‘Million Dollar Arm’ has some assets, but are they enough?

    The problem with Disney’s new film “Million Dollar Arm” is that it is so very shallow. Dive into this and you’ll skin your nose. And then the film’s story—even if it is, as it claims, based .

  • ‘Neighbors’ draws good crowds, but for what? G.w.clift1

    The new film “Neighbors” sold out local showings on Friday and Saturday night immediately following its release. This reminded me of how little I understand what it is movie audiences want. On my way out to the twelve-plex to see .

  • New movie ‘Moms’ Night Out’ has some positives G.w.clift1

    The new movie comedy “Moms’ Night Out” has Sean Astin (best known as Sam in the Lord of the Rings movies), Patricia Heaton (of TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond”), Trace Atkins (a country music star), and Abbie Cobb (a young .


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