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  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Heaven's' depiction of family is for real

    Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Thomas Haden Church; directed by Randall Wallace, PG for intense medical situation; 109 minutes; B- "Heaven is for Real" is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father - a local minister - that he's been to heaven. Although there are immediate...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Disneynature gets up close and personal and cute with 'Bears'

    Narrated by John C. Reilly; directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey; 78 minutes; G; B "Bears" is exactly the sort of nature documentary we've come to expect from Disneynature, the film division of the company that rolls out a nature documentary every year at Earth Day. It's gorgeous, intimate and beautifully photographed. And it's...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Transcendence' can't transcend sci-fi cliches

    Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman Director: Wally Pfister Running time: 119 minutes Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality; D For years, the rumor about Johnny Depp was that he wouldn't take a role that required him to get a haircut. "Chocolat,"...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Haunted House 2' is too much of a bad thing

    Starring Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric the Entertainer; directed by Marlon Wayans; 87 minutes; R for crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violent images; C- Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap, you will find the...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Nicolas Cage returns to form in 'Joe'

    Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins; directed by David Gordon Green; 116 minutes; R for violence, disturbing material, language and some strong sexual content; A- Generally, "Nicolas Cage is back" is not an announcement to make movie lovers' hearts race. But in "Joe," the first-rate Cage of "Adaptation,"...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Raid 2': More plot this time between the carnage

    "THE RAID 2" Starring Rama Iko Uwais, Uco Arifin Putra, Bangun Tio Pakusodewo, Bejo Alex Abbad; directed by Gareth Evans; 148 minutes; R for strong, bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language; B+ Make no mistake. If what you're after is insane, violent martial arts action, "The Raid 2" is quite possibly the ultimate. Some might...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: A poignant 'Week-End' in the city of love

    "LE WEEK-END" Starring Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum; directed by Roger Michell; 93 minutes; R for language and some sexual content; A-. A bittersweet, splendidly acted comedy, "Le Week-End" provides a preview of what a "Before Midnight" sequel might be like, should Richard Linklater ever make a fourth in that ongoing...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Oculus' scores scares with smoke and mirrors

    "OCULUS" Starring Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Annalise Basso, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Garrett Ryan; directed by Mike Flanagan; 101 minutes; R for terror, violence, some disturbing images; B Five years before "Absentia," a haunting and character-rich horror tale, Mike Flanagan directed 2006's "Oculus: The Man With the Plan," a...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Draft Day' plays like a late-round pick

    "DRAFT DAY" Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Chi McBride, Frank Langella; directed by Ivan Reitman; 109 minutes; PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language and sexual references; C "Draft Day" is a "ticking clock" thriller built around the NFL draft, a movie that counts down to the fateful decision that one embattled...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Rio 2' piles it on and spoils the fun

    "RIO 2" Starring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars; directed by Carlos Saldanha; 101 minutes; G; C With "Rio 2," the creators of "Rio" give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses. But if this sequel...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Captain America' is still cool, but his latest film is kind of flat

    The superhuman efforts that director Joe Johnston made to persuade Chris Evans to re-enlist in the comic book movie universe as "Captain America" pay more dividends in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Evans, that perfect specimen of American manhood, really sells the earnestness, the dry wit, the sense of duty and righteousness of the...

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