• Another E.T. is out of place on Earth in Dreamworks' 'Home'

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Starring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin; directed by Tim Johnson; 94 minutes; PG for mild action and some rude humor "Home" is an energetic, obvious animated comedy packed with the sort of low humor and silly laughs that drive very small children wild. It's a...

  • 'It Follows' is creepy-good

    By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto; directed by David Robert Mitchell; 100 minutes; R for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language The diabolical "It Follows" is spare, unnatural and full of chills. Writer/director David Robert...

  • Salt and Pepper don't add up to enough laughs in 'Get Hard'

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in "Get Hard," a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps. It's a "Trading Places" variation, with Ferrell as James, a top-dollar fund manager busted by the Feds and set to go to prison. So he turns to...

  • Sean Penn flexes action-hero muscles in 'Gunman'

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance; directed by Pierre Morel; 115 minutes; R for strong violence, language and some sexuality At one point in "The Gunman," the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It's supposed to show he...

  • 'Insurgent' one-ups 'Divergent'

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    "Insurgent" doesn't seriously diverge from the "Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner" formula until its final act. Up until then, this "Divergent" sequel is Young Adults Save the World generic. It's action-packed in the extreme, as young heroine Triss (Shailene Woodely) and "Dauntless"...

  • Marion Cotillard is up against the clock in 'Two Days, One Night'

    By Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch -
    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Starring Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione; directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne; 95 minutes; PG-13 for some mature thematic elements; language in French, with English subtitles Sandra (Marion Cotillard) had a job at a solar- panel factory before she took a medical...

  • Neeson and other Actors of a Certain Ageœ'Run All Night' one last time

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodriguez, Common, Nick Nolte; directed by Jaume Collet-Serra; 114 minutes; R for strong violence, language including sexual references, and some drug use "Run All Night" is a first-person shooter thriller for...

  • 'What We Do in the Shadows' strikes all the right notes

    By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathon Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Ben Fransham; directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement; 86 minutes; not rated Eighty-five minutes of really funny, the New Zealand vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows"...

  • New 'Cinderella' excels with old-fashioned charm

    By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairy tales, where we've learned that some of our favorite characters really aren't what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio's sumptuous new live-action "Cinderella" may not be what it is, but what it isn't. It isn't...

  • Second 'Hotel' visit isn't nearly as 'Exotic'

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The clash of cultures has been rubbed off the marigolds in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Most of the characters are back - those who didn't die off - in this sequel comedy about British retirees lured to India where their money goes further and the elderly are, as a general...

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