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  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Dolphin Tale' sequel holds interest for younger viewers

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    You might have thought "Dolphin Tale," the sleeper hit kids' film of a few falls back, was a complete, compact and uplifting story that didn't really need a second act. And if so, you were on the money. A fictionalized account of the true story of Winter, a badly injured dolphin...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Drop' is a simmering thriller

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    They also serve who pour and observe. That's Bob Saginowski's modus operandi. He's bartender-
for-life at Cousin Marv's on the cruel side of Brooklyn, a 30-something loner living in the house his late parents bought. Bob notices things, which we gather is a pretty solid survival...

  • MOVIE SHORTS: Sept. 12-18

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    opening "Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt?" - (Sci-fi drama, PG-13, running time not available). Not reviewed. The economy on the verge of collapse, one man has the answer to the crisis. Some will stop at nothing to stop him. "No Good Deed" - (Thriller, PG-13, 84 minutes) Not...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Identical' is just like an old school Elvis Musical - in the worst ways

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -by Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A musical mashup of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis biography and myth, "The Identical" plays like a failed, faith-based "Inside Llewyn Davis." And that's the closest thing to a compliment it will get. Built around a too-tall Elvis impersonator, Blake Rayne, it tells the story of...

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

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    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 SHORTS: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    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: '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 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...

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