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'No Escape' provides thrills, chills - and an ugly worldview

By: - 0 - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

If what you're seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, "No Escape" delivers just that - but falls short with a tone-deaf story and extremely xenophobic worldview.

Clearly brother filmmaking duo Drew and...

Thrilling 'Meru': Climbers try rising to the challenge - twice
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Starring Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk; directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; 90 minutes; R for language

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"War Room" - (Drama, PG, 120 minutes). Not reviewed. A struggling couple finds help in the form of a wise, older woman who encourages...

'We Are Your Friends' plays a rather tired tune
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Starring Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Shiloh Fernandez, Jon Bernthal, Alex Shaffer; directed by Max Joseph; 96 minutes; R for language...

'The End of the Tour': Infinitely impressed by Jason Segel
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Mamie Gummer, Anna Chlumsky and Joan Cusack; directed by James Ponsoldt; R for language including some sexual...

'Sinister 2' is a horror film that's a mystery to itself
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Starring James Ranson, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert and Dartanian Sloane, Lea Coco, Nick King; directed by Ciarán Foy; 97 minutes; R for strong violence,...

Great performances boost 'American Ultra'
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

A soup spoon turns lethal in the unlikely hands of sweet and spacy stoner Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) in the violently paranoid action comedy "American...

Kevin Bacon makes the most of his role in 'Cop Car'
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

"Cop Car" is the kind of movie you might have ended up with if Stephen King and Jim Thompson had ever written a screenplay together.

It's set...

'Straight Outta Compton' a biopic to its own beat
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr., Paul Giamatti; directed by F. Gary Gray; 142 minutes; R for...

'U.N.C.L.E' is lots of cool style, absolutely no substance
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debickie, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant; directed by Guy Ritchie; 116 minutes; PG-13 for...

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"Grease Sing-A-Long" - (Musical, PG-13, 110 minutes). A summer romance goes kaput when the school year starts up, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday...

'Fantastic Four' misses the mark
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

"Fantastic Four" feels like a 100-minute trailer for a movie that never happens. At this point in the ever-expanding cinematic superhero game, it...

Edgerton makes deft directing debut with 'The Gift'
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton; directed by Joel Edgerton; 108 minutes; R for language

Nobody likes a bully....

Movie takes the viewer to 'Dark Places,' but doesn't stay there
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Starring Charlize Theron, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult; directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner; 113...

In 'Irrational Man,' Woody Allen goes to school
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey; directed by Woody Allen; 97 minutes; R for some language and sexual content

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