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  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Cavalry' compact, biting tale of righteous man tested by his faith

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Will Father Lavelle die for our sins? That's the only question that matters in "Calvary," the latest parable of Irish faith and the violent foibles of humanity from Irish playwright and filmmaker John Michael McDonagh. He's cast his muse, Brendan Gleeson, as the priest in an Irish...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The November Man' is low quality with a high body count

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Pierce Brosnan's perfect hair barely budges in the breeze, he fixes his eyes in that narrowed, steely stare and you remember, yes, he was a pretty good James Bond. But he's not Bond, not at 61. He's this fellow named Devereaux, and back in the day, when he showed up for an assignment...

  • MOVIE SHORTS: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    OPENING Note: This list is sometimes trimmed for space. "50 to 1" - (Drama adventure, PG-13, 110 minutes) Not reviewed. A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Cinemark...

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

    By roger moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    "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 -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    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 -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    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...

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