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Final Summer Box Office Weekend: “War Room” routs “No Escape_ and Zac Efron is no longer a movie star

The Kendrick Brothers’ latest faith-based foray was marketed to Protestant churchgoers and is doing the kind of business that “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” could only dream of. It’s running second at the box office, as of Friday night, and … Continue reading

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Movie Review” “Z is for Zachariah”

“Z for Zachariah” is a good looking film built on the simplest sci-fi premise of them all. Last woman on Earth? Meet the last man. Okay, MEN. Margot Robbie (TV’s “Pan Am”) is our heroine, a methodical young woman who … Continue reading

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“Suffragette” — a very cool poster.

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Movie Review: “Learning to Drive”

People who only know Ben Kingsley for his breakout performance in the epic “Gandhi” or his recent years of playing the go-to Brit villain would be surprised by the variety in his non-Jaguar commercial resume. There was the arm’s-length romance … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “No Escape”

Hand it to Pierce Brosnan. He’s never turned in that License to Kill for an AARP card. He shows up as a sort Bond ex Machina in “No Escape,” a genuinely harrowing thriller about an American family trapped in the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Youth” promises breathtaking photography, sunny Italy, and a bunch of Oscar winners

Paolo “The Great Beauty” Sorrentino directed “Youth,” with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz all plopped into Italian locations in a tale of talent, art, age and beauty.

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Movie Review: “7 Chinese Brothers”

Jason Schwartzman may be a little old for the part, but there’s something of a “voice of his generation” spin to his role in “7 Chinese Brothers.” Larry, his character, is sarcastic, smart and utterly disgruntled. Nothing works out for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “We Are Your Friends”

Dear Zac Efron; We are your fans. Maybe even your friends. But we won’t be either for much longer, if you can’t escape drivel like “We Are Your Friends.” It’s got music, so we can totally see why you’d be … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Sinister 2”

James Ransome played the unnamed deputy who survived the mayhem of “Sinister,” but lost his job over trying to save the family headed by a writer who has stumbled into a cache of supernaturally murderous home movies. So he’s the … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Hitman: Agent 47

A dog dumped into the dog (movie) days of August, “Hitman: Agent 47,” arrives as the “worst reviewed movie of the summer.” But is it the worst of the worst? Not if you’ve seen “The Curse of Downer’s Grove,” or … Continue reading

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