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  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Get on Up' revives the funk, and James Brown

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy. Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if saintly spin on Jackie Robinson in...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sends the summer popcorn picture season out with a bang

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker, Glenn Close, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro; directed by James Gunn; 121 minutes; rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language Laugh-out-loud funny and production-designed...

  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Wish I Was Here' review: funny, touching, soul-searching

    By G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin; directed by Zach Braff; R for language and sexual content; 106 minutes It says something about the state of 
Hollywood filmmaking when two of the summer's best-written, most incisive films about the challenge of strengthening family...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Keaton clicks with Douglas, 'And So It Goes'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Frances Sternhagen, Rob Reiner; directed by Rob Reiner; 93 minutes; PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements Two old pros show the kids how chemistry works in a romantic comedy in "And So It Goes," a...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Lucy' an ambitious popcorn popper

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    After a decade when the only person to take her seriously was Woody Allen, Scarlett 
Johansson seems to have found her groove of late, with the new actioner "Lucy" as further confirmation of her niche. She has been a poker-faced Russian comic book heroine in "The Avengers" universe, a...

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