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  • ‘Addicted’ is a lot like a made-for-TV movie G.w.clift1

    Remember made-for-TV movies? Maybe you recall the “movie of the week” or “after school specials.” The Hallmark Channel still seems to be making them. Disney had a recent success with its “High School Musical.” But I’m actually thinking back .

  • This ‘Fury’ isn’t about a horse G.w.clift1

    “Fury—the story of a horse and the boy who loves him.” Golly but we’ve changed since that show was a TV hit in the mid-1960s starring Peter Graves. Now, have we changed back? The new movie “Fury,” .

  • ‘Left Behind’ overcomes most of its indy limitations G.w.clift1

    The latest installment of “Left Behind” is a decent thriller with substantial suspense and some decent acting. But consider, for a moment, all the topics associated with or raised by the movie, any one of which would take a couple .

  • One ‘Very Bad Day’ good for a chuckle Christopher.conner1

    Adapted from the children’s book of the same title by Judith Viorst, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows two days in the life of the Cooper family. The first day is a typical day .

  • ‘The Judge’ doesn’t render decision on some mysteries G.w.clift1

    Here’s an example of the sort of mistake I made while watching the new movie “The Judge.” The title character, played by Robert Duval, is being tried for murder in a small town Indiana court. Defending him is his .

  • Review: ‘Dracula Untold’ action better fit for TV pilot Christopher.conner1

    Most moviegoers are familiar with the story of Vlad Dracul because of his name’s association with Bram Stoker’s book “Dracula” and more the 1992 movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” starring Gary Oldman as the original vampire. Twenty-two years after .

  • Denzel Washington stars in ‘The Equalizer’ G.w.clift1

    Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua, who earlier collaborated on the movie “Training Day,” have reunited for a new feature film called “The Equalizer.” In it Washington plays a fairly quiet old guy who works at a “home improvement” store .

  • Potential ‘Maze Runner’ viewers should heed warning G.w.clift1

    Before a movie fan goes into a theater to watch “The Maze Runner,” he really should be warned that it is intended as the beginning of another of these adolescent sci-fi competition stories, like the “Hunger Games” films. Actually the .

  • Good cast and editing can’t make up for awfulness of film’s characters, story G.w.clift1

    Moviegoers will be sympathetic with the makers of “This Is Where I Leave You.” They have wanted to make a good movie. They have recruited a good cast, led by Jason Bateman and including Jane Fonda and Tina Fey, each .

  • ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’ well-produced detective story G.w.clift1

    Adult moviegoers are always encouraged when they hear there is a new western or a new detective story movie in town. Their current hope is “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” which stars Liam Neeson. Neeson plays Matthew Scudder, the private .

  • ‘No Good Deed’ isn’t bad, just sort of ‘Who cares?’ G.w.clift1

    Theater fans and those who like or at least remember older movies know all about “Wait Until Dark.” If they are students of screen history, they may even know that the original small scale (essentially one set) play was written .

  • ‘Identical’ doesn’t quite serve its apparent purpose G.w.clift1

    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 .


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