Daily Archives: August 13, 2014

Movie Review: “The Giver”

The film version of “The Giver” is briskly directed in bright, confident strokes, scripted to emphasize its thought-provoking qualities and acted by players, young and old, who are “all in” on the future they’re portraying. As adaptations of Young Adult … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Let’s Be Cops”

The laughs are loud, lewd and low in “Let’s Be Cops,” a spoof of cop “buddy pictures” that is pretty much the definition of “an August comedy.” The last month of summer is typically a dumping ground for titles studios … Continue reading

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Lauren Bacall: 1925-2014

Lauren “Betty” Bacall died today, TMZ just confirmed. She was 89 years old, one of the last survivors of Hollywood’s film noir era, Bogie’s widow. “You know how to whistle, don’t you?” We do. “Key Largo,” “The Big Sleep,” “To … Continue reading

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