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Movie Review: “Ouija”

“Ouija” is a dead teenager movie aimed squarely at a teen audience. Universal’s effort to reclaim its place as the Home for Horror takes a step backward with this duller-than-dull 89 minutes of your life you’ll never get back. Frankly, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Camp X-Ray”

Much respect for Kristen Stewart, the “Twilight” star who could have contented herself with “Snow White” films or globe trotting, nibbling on bonbons and dating the rich and the beautiful for the rest of her life. Instead, she’s doing daring … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “John Wick”

A single uniformed cop shows up in the hitman-out-for-revenge thriller “John Wick.” He sees blood on the title character’s face and hands. “Evening John,” he says, all friendly even though there have been “some noise complaints.” Then he leans over … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Laggies”

Call them slackers or adults with or “arrested development” issues. Or call them “Laggies.” As the new comedy “Laggies” suggests, some of us are just a little late growing up. Even after we’ve taken those tentative steps into adulthood, we’re … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

“Cheerful” and “triumphant” aren’t words that come to mind when you think of Alzheimer’s, the debilitating illness that destroys memory, mind and body. But darned if country star Glen Campbell doesn’t manage that in “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” It’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Exists”

It comes as no surprise that some of the folks who made “The Blair Witch Project”, the definitive “found footage” horror film, do a solid job with “Exists,” a found footage bigfoot thriller. But in the decade and a half … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Force Majeure”

Chilling, cruel and funny — in an icy, Swedish way — “Force Majeure” is a drama about a relationship challenged by an extreme “what would you do if” moment. Ebba and Tomas, played by Lisa Loven Kongsli and Johannes Kuhnke, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “White Bird in a Blizzard”

Shailene Woodley, a young actress so engagingly real on camera that she can do no wrong, gets a lot wrong and a bad film out of her system with “White Bird in a Blizzard,” an overwrought coming-of-age mystery drama that … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Fury” opens big, “Book of Life” solid, “Best of Me” is the End of Nicholas Sparks movies?

The David Ayer/Brad Pitt/Shia/Michael Pena combat movie “Fury” is blowing away the competition this weekend at the box office. Well, maybe that’s an overstatement. It’s not doing blockbuster numbers, or horror blockbuster numbers even. Based on late Thursday and all-day … Continue reading

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Deconstructing “Fury,” or The Art of the Tank Combat movie

David Ayer’s new combat film “Fury” is, as I said in my review, a very entertaining B-movie, an old-fashioned WWII movie of the sort Hollywood used to crank out for the generations that could never seem to get enough WWII … Continue reading

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