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  • 'Men, Women & Children:' Terrifying social media tale

    By Tom Long The Detroit News -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Starring Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer; directed by Jason Reitman; 119 minutes; R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout (some involving teens) and for language Imagine a world in which lies could...

  • 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    This bit of heroics isn't "what I wanted to do," Brad Pitt's battle-scarred sergeant, and a hundred movie sergeants before him, growl. "But it's what we're doing." "Fury" is the sort of World War II movie Hollywood used to churn out four or five times a year - a gritty, grunt's...

  • 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Starring the voices of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Kate del Castillo, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo; directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez; 95 minutes; PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images "The Book of Life" is a...

  • 'Best of Me' is the worst of Nicholas Sparks

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Gerald McRaney, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Sean Bridgers; directed by Michael Hoffman; 113 minutes; PG-13 for sexuality, violence, some drug content and brief strong language For an hour or so, Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden gamely...

  • A 'Dracula' tale that might have been better left 'Untold'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance; directed by Gary Shore; 92 minutes; PG-13 for intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images and some sensuality So it wasn't the rains that kept the Turks from getting their cannons to Vienna,...

  • 'Mormons' documentary presents a diverse church, sugar-coated for your enjoyment

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Ken Niumatalolo, Col. Gail Halvorsen, Carolina Munoz Marin; directed by Blair Treu; 79 minutes; PG for some thematic elements "Meet the Mormons" is a slick, upbeat Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-backed documentary that aims to answer the image of the church and...

  • 'The Judge' has too much disorder in the court

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    "The Judge" dawdles, lingers, takes sidebars and recesses - much like a celebrity trial in which TV cameras have been allowed into the courtroom. A bloated all-star melodrama with none of the lean, mean legalese of a John Grisham adaptation, it's a showboat's movie cast with a lot of...

  • Kids and their parents will find laughs in Alexander's 'Very Bad Day'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne; directed by Miguel Arteta; 81 minutes; PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst's delightful "Alexander and the...

  • Renner is more riveting than the movie around him in "Kill the Messenger"

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta; directed by Michael Cuesta; 106 minutes; R for language and drug content "Kill the Messenger," the film about journalist Gary Webb's shocking newspaper stories that connected...

  • 'Annabelle' is old school, poorly acted - and scary in spite of all that

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola; directed by John R. Leonetti; R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror; 98 minutes A child's crayon rolls across a floor. Curtains fly back from a window you thought was closed. A TV-distracted...

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