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  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Purge' sequel gets it all out of our systems

    by Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Zoe Soul, Kiele Sanchez; directed by James DeMonaco; 100 minutes; R for strong disturbing violence and for language The clever conceit behind James DeMonaco's 2013 sleeper hit "The Purge" was not that American society had resolved...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: This 'Sex Tape' should be erased

    by Connie Ogle The Miami Herald -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Lowe, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper; directed by Jake Kasdan; R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use; 90 minutes The cinematic equivalent of herpes, "Sex Tape" is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Persecuted' fails as a thriller aimed at the Religious Right

    by Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Starring James Remar, Bruce Davison, Fred Dalton Thompson, Gretchen Carlson, Brad Stine; directed by Daniel Lusko; 91 minutes; PG-13 for violence and thematic elements The unholy bond between religion and politics is the background for "Persecuted," a confused and confusing thriller...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Planes 2' is twice as good as the original, which isn't saying much

    by ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    "Planes: Fire & Rescue" is roughly twice as good as its predecessor, "Planes," which was so story-and-laugh-starved it would have given "direct to video" a bad name. Yes, there was nowhere to go but up. The sequel's story is about something: Dusty the racing plane learns to be a...

  • New film 'Book of Life' animates Day of the Dead

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guillermo del Toro is helping to open the "Book of Life." The Oscar winner is producing the animated feature by first-time director Jorge Gutierrez, and joined him at Fox Studios on Monday to unveil footage from the film, set for release in October. "Book of...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' stands above other summer action fare

    by RICK BENTLEY Fresno Bee -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    "dawn of the planet of the apes" Stars: Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Karin Konoval Director: Matt Reeves Running time: 130 minutes Rating: PG-13 for language, violenceGrade: B-plus Advertising for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" suggests it is...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Aspiring nun faces hers and Poland's dark past in luminous 'Ida'

    by Lisa Kennedy The Denver Post -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Starring Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik; directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; 80 minutes; PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking; A For nearly a year, Pawel Pawlikowski's quietly astounding drama "Ida" has been making the film-festival...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Korengal': Sequel revisits soldiers, targets war aftermath

    by Tom Keogh The Seattle Times -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Starring Dan Kearney, Lamonta Caldwell, Santana Rueda, Jason Mace; directed by Sebastian Junger; 90 minutes; R for language throughout and brief nude images; B A sequel with an unusual provenance, "Korengal" is made up of unused footage from a 14-month shoot from 2007-08 that already...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Begin Again': It's 'Once' once more, with less feeling

    by Bruce Ingram Chicago Sun-Times -
    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Starring Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld; directed by John Carney; 104 minutes; R for language; B You can't really blame writer-director John Carney for trying, but despite a few very nice moments, this bigger, slicker follow-up mostly argues that "Once"...

  • TINSELTOWN TALKS: Cheryl Ladd's Grace Kelly Story

    by NICK THOMAS Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Despite the media attention surrounding "Grace of Monaco," the film that opened this year's Cannes Film Festival in May, Nicole Kidman wasn't the first blond beauty to depict popular 1950s movie star Grace Kelly. Three decades earlier, former "Charlie's Angels'" star Cheryl Ladd...

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