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  • MOVIE REVIEW: Despite sameness, 'Sin City' sequel a slice of nihilistic noir

    By roger moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Yesterday

    "Sin City" is back in all its lurid, gory glory, a vivid and visceral graphic novel come to life in the capable hands of Robert Rodriguez and co-director and comic book creator Frank Miller. If anything, it's a more gorgeous experiment in green screen digital sets and black and white...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Young love lives or dies with one decision in 'If I Stay'

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Yesterday

    Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach; directed by R.J. Cutler; 103 minutes; PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material Chloe Grace Moretz takes on her first real star-vehicle romance in "If I Stay," an adaptation of Gayle...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'When the Game Stands Tall' is 'Friday Night Lite'

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Yesterday

    Starring Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis; directed by Thomas Carter; 115 minutes; PG for thematic material, a scene of violence and brief smoking "When the Game Stands Tall" is a solid if unsurprising and uninspiring melodrama built around high school football. It's...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Let's Be Cops' falls short

    By roger moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Rob Riggle, Andy Garcia; directed by Luke Greenfield; running time 104 minutes; Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use The laughs are loud, lewd and low in...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Giver' delivers an over-familiar future, sharply observed

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The film version of "The Giver" is briskly directed in bright, confident strokes, scripted to emphasize its thought-provoking qualities and acted by players, young and old, who are "all in" on the future they're portraying. As adaptations of young adult sci-fi go, it holds its own...

  • MOVIE MINIS: Short takes on movies playing in Colorado Springs Aug. 15-21

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    OPENING "Magic in the Moonlight" - (Romance, PG-13, 97 minutes) Not reviewed. In this Woody Allen period piece, an Englishman (Colin Firth) is brought in to debunk a psychic (Emma Stone). "What If" - (Comedy, PG-13, 102 minutes) Not reviewed. Medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Linklater makes his big statement on growing up in 'Boyhood'

    By roger moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Twelve years in the making, filming a few scenes each year to capture kids as they progress through life, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story. It's a film of cultural touchstones and life's mileposts, striking in...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Step Up All In' tired, even the dancing is dull

    By PETER BRADSHAW The Guardian -
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Starring Ryan Guzman, Birana, Evigan, Adam G. Sevani; directed by Trish Sie; 112 minutes; PG-13 for some language and suggestive material
 One day, there will be a street dance movie that doesn't finish with the lovable underdog crew winning a televised competition....

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'I Origins' looks polished, but story is out of focus

    By BETSY SHARKEY Los Angeles Times -
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Starring Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Brit Marling; directed by Mike Cahill; 107 minutes; R for some sexuality/nudity and language
 In Mike Cahill movies, bad things happen to good people, and other good people are guilt-ridden as a result. But the human...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Ninja Turtles less teenaged in this two-fisted re-launch of their franchise

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Whoopi Goldberg, the voices of Tony Shalhoub, Johnny Knoxville, Danny Woodburn; directed by Jonathan Liebesman; 100 minutes; PG-13 for sci-fi action violence The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" earn a Michael Bay-produced 3-D reboot...

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