• EDITORIAL: To fix marijuana problems, start by stopping explosions

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Among the unintended consequences of Amendment 64 - the law that legalized production, sale, use and distribution of commercialized recreational pot - is the matter of homes burning and exploding because of hash oil production. Since legalization began, law enforcement has seen a...

  • 'The Longest Ride' is indeed long

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Alan Alda; directed by George Tillman Jr.; 124 minutes, PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action The pretty coed doesn't want to go, doesn't seeing herself "as a rodeo gal." But her...

  • 'Danny Collins': Al Pacino unleashed as aging pop star

    By Moira Macdonald The Seattle Times -
    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer; directed by Dan Fogelman; 106 minutes; R for language, drug use and some nudity Much of Dan Fogelman's dramedy "Danny Collins" involves watching Al Pacino wander around in flashy suits, being...

  • 'Freetown' is a Mormon missionary road trip drama without a lot of drama

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Starring Henry Adofo, Phillip Adekunle Michael, Michael Attram, Alphonse Menyo; directed by Garrett Batty; 113 minutes; PG-13 for thematic situations involving violence The early days of Liberia's long civil war provide the backdrop to "Freetown," a modestly budgeted odyssey about...

  • 'Merchants of Doubt': How climate-change denial is sold

    By Steven Rea The Inquirer -
    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Starring Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, James Hansen, Marc Morano, Bob Ingliss; directed by Robert Kenner; 96 minutes; PG-13 for brief strong language Anyone who cares about their children's future, indeed the planet's future, should see "Merchants of Doubt."...

  • 'Woman in Gold' an adequate film on dazzling Klimt paining

    By Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times -
    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    "That's quite a painting," someone says in "Woman in Gold" on first glimpsing Gustav Klimt's celebrated "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." And anyone seeing the artwork in person during its brief visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or at its current home at New York's Neue...

  • 'Furious 7' drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

    By Sandy Cohen The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make "Furious 7" a campy, crowd-pleasing escape. Never mind that the film repeatedly presents the impossible - a muscle car attacks an airborne helicopter - fans of the franchise know to suspend...

  • 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...

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