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Movie Review: “The End of the Tour”

It takes nothing away from “The End of the Tour” in labeling this Jason Segel/Jesse Eisenberg dramedy a “bromance.” Segel, the master of that genre on film (“I Love You, Man”) and TV (“How I Met Your Mother”), dons a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Five Star” shows us the gang life without the cliches

Primo gets emotional about his kids. Bald and charismatic, a big, cuddly bear of a man with a Persian Empire beard and a vast collection of tattoos, he dotes on his autistic son, his little girl and his wife. And … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Northmen: A Viking Saga”

History credits the Vikings for discovering and attempting to colonize the New World. But in the movies, those rape-ruin-and-run raiders are always getting lost. They’re stranded on some foreign shore, forced to fight their way home. Richard Widmark had to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Paper Towns”

A teen romance with most of the rough edges rubbed off, “Paper Towns” is as pleasantly bland as the city that is its setting — Orlando. That’s where Quentin (Nat Wolff of “Stuck in Love”) has pined away for neighboring … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “That Sugar Film”

“That Sugar Film” is Aussie director/essayist Damon Gameau’s attempt to do to Big Sugar what “Supersize Me” did to McDonalds. It’s a glib yet informative and sometimes entertaining re-hashing of everything we know about how bad sugar is for us … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Jimmy’s Hall”

“Jimmy’s Hall” is an eye-opening period piece that takes us back to the dark days of the Irish Police State. The British are non-entities in the post-Civil War Ireland of the 1930s. But the village that political exile Jimmy Gralton … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Call Me Lucky”

“Call Me Lucky” is another of those “the funniest comic you never saw” documentaries. Guys like Bill Hicks have earned them over the years. The bearish Bostonian Barry Crimmins is so unknown that it’s a bit of a shock to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Seventh Dwarf”

As important as it is to remember that there were fairytales before “The Disney Version,” there’s little else to recommend the German animated take on Snow White, “The Seventh Dwarf.” For starters, it’s not about Snow White. She’s just a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Best of Enemies”

Listen children, to a story about those hallowed days before 24 hour cable news & opinion, before cable TV, even. Americans watched political conventions, gavel to gavel, because the three broadcast networks insisted it was their civic duty. And one … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Ant-Man” and “Pixels” neck and neck, “Southpaw lacks punch

“Pixels,” a kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy, won Friday at the box office. But some are projecting “Ant-Man,” also kid friendly, will have a bigger Saturday and thus take the weekend from the Sand-Man — a $26-$24 million finish, Deadline.com says. … Continue reading

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