Daily Archives: June 17, 2015

Alan Rickman looks back on Severus Snape

In talking with Alan Rickman about directing and co-starring in the 17th century period piece “A Little Chaos,” the subject of his Harry Potter work came up. It always does, though in this case, it was within the context of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Balls Out”

You’ve got to appreciate good trash talk to get into “Balls Out,” a college intramural sports comedy that was never going to amount to much. “I’m gonna rip out your colon and use it as a spooky eye-patch!” The classmate-coach’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pixar gets its mojo back with heartfelt, smart “Inside Out”

It’s not the laughs that tell us Pixar has returned to form with its latest offering, “Inside Out.” It’s the heart. Here’s a children’s cartoon that deals with emotions, from temper tantrums to sadness spirals. It teaches kids, with animation … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Daring “Dope” overreaches, finds laughs and provokes

“Dope” is the most daring comedy of the summer, a funny film that hunts for laughs in the everyday menaces that face black teens growing up in the corner of Los Angeles named Inglewood, in the neighborhood its residents call … Continue reading

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