Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

Movie Review: “The D-Train” takes you straight to high school reunion hell

In “The D Train,” Jack Black plays a guy who never forgot his first high school “man crush.” Dan Landsman was the awkward lump nobody remembers. And the object of his crush? The swaggering jock, the popular and talented hunk, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “5 Flights Up”

The considerable cinematic charms of Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman are no match for the hell that is the New York real estate market in “5 Flights Up,” a middling comedy about getting old, trying to downsize and running up … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Maggie” has a mournful tone and the most sympathetic Schwarzenegger performance in years

By this point in the virus’s decades-long mutation, we’ve seen pretty much everything zombies have to throw at us. They won’t die, even as their corpses rot and turn green, and they’re always on the (usually slow) hunt for brains … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Forbidden love” has a Hasidic touch in “Felix and Meira”

The problem with any screen romance between someone from the Hassidic community and an outsider is the limited range of outcomes. Either the Hassidic character, say she’s a woman as in John Turturro’s comedy Fading Gigolo,” turns her back on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dolph meets Tony Jaa fighting the “Skin Trade”

Reputation suggests you could conjure a half-decent B-movie out of Dolph Lundgren and martial arts dynamo Tony “Ong Bak” Jaa. Especially if their supporting cast includes Ron Perlman as a Slavic mobster, Peter Weller as a Jersey-accented cop, Michael Jai … Continue reading

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Movie Review: At long last, a faith-based drama with “Noble” results

She flips off the nuns who took her in and educated her, is fond of profanity and wasn’t above a little premarital sex. It was the “Swinging Sixties,” after all. By any measure, Christina Noble was not your average heroine … Continue reading

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Arnold tries scaling back his quote and his acting for indie film with “Maggie”

The world long ago figured out who this Arnold Schwarzenegger fellow is supposed to be on the big screen. And the actor has always been comfortable with this image. “The most heroic guy in the biggest action movie of the … Continue reading

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