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Daily Archives: October 3, 2013
Next screening: “How I Live Now”
Forget “The Host.” Anybody who saw Saoirse Ronan in “Hanna” realizes she’d have the right stuff to survive World War III. That’s what this indie thriller is about, girl on vacation in the UK with her family, WWIII breaks out. … Continue reading
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Movie Review: “Nothing Left to Fear”
Beware the horror movie that lists its “special effects” team too high in the credits. It’s a dead giveaway. “This is what we spent our money on” and “This is what we’re proudest of.”But hats off to Spectral Motion and … Continue reading
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Next Screening: “Captain Phillips”
The Oscar best picture field seriously shapes up in the next week or two as major contenders are previewed and critics weigh in on their chances. A scattering of sure things have opened up until now, but not enough to … Continue reading
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Movie Review: “Bad Milo!” isn’t exactly “flush” with laughs
: ““Bad Milo!” is a demented and dark midnight horror comedy about a stressed-out accountant whose spastic colon produces an avenging, predatory polyp. If the concept alone isn’t funny, it’s probably one you’ll want to pass on. When we finally … Continue reading
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Movie Review: “Runner Runner”
Whatever his other gifts, Justin Timberlake has a hard time playing “hard.”Ben Affleck has no hint of “sinister” about him. For director Brad Furman, “The Lincoln Lawyer” is looking more and more like a fluke, and even bringing in someone … Continue reading