Daily Archives: July 1, 2013

Movie Review: “Despicable Me 2”

“Despicable Me 2” is a gag-filled delight from start-to-finish. It’s got more laughs in its first five minutes — from its larynx-bending voice actors, its loopy, goofy  design and its milling, mewling Minions —  than “Monsters University” managed over its … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in “Ride Along”

Kevin Hart’s a comic property these days. I’m catching his new concert film (opening Wednesday) tonight, and got a kick out of “Laugh at My Pain,” his last one. So pairing him up with Ice Cube as his prospective brother-in-law … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Way Way Back”

A person can come of age at any time. But in the movies, a lot of that growing up seems packed into the summer months. Especially for boys. That’s when a lad can hang out on the beach, come to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Stuck in Love”

“Stuck in Love” seems, on its surface, like another male wish fulfillment fantasy masquerading as a romantic comedy. Women in the film seem to have more figured out. And characters played by Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Lily Collins and Liana … Continue reading

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Movie Review, “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

The legend of the band Big Star was born back in May of 1973, when a promoter flew legions of young rock critics into Memphis for a “convention” that was essentially a stunt to get them to hear Big Star … Continue reading

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