Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

Movie Review: These “Animals” are junkies who eat, prey and love

Bobbie flirts with the clerk while Jude pilfers CDs. Jude keeps their ancient Oldsmobile running while Bobbie scams a would-be John thinking she’s a hooker. They live in their car, drifting from hustle to theft — swiping presents from wedding … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Where Hope Grows”

“Where Hope Grows” is a sometimes moving and generally watchable melodrama about a drunken ex-ballplayer who finds purpose and a friend back in his home town. But unlike most faith-based films, it isn’t a church that saves him, a pastor … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Van Damme is in search of his lost “Pound of Flesh”

In “Pound of Flesh,” Jean-Claude Van Damme can still do the splits, still pull off a nude scene and still feels the need to do one. And his Belgian-accented threats still sting. “You see thees Bible?” he purrs to the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Echoes of War”

Take away the armies and artillery and a low-budget Civil War movie turns into a Western. The makers of the upcoming “The Keeping Room,” with Brit Marling, Sam Worthington and Hailee Steinfeld, figured that out. And the co-writer/director Kane Senes … Continue reading

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