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  • Kids and their parents will find laughs in Alexander's 'Very Bad Day'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne; directed by Miguel Arteta; 81 minutes; PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst's delightful "Alexander and the...

  • Renner is more riveting than the movie around him in "Kill the Messenger"

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta; directed by Michael Cuesta; 106 minutes; R for language and drug content "Kill the Messenger," the film about journalist Gary Webb's shocking newspaper stories that connected...

  • 'Annabelle' is old school, poorly acted - and scary in spite of all that

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola; directed by John R. Leonetti; R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror; 98 minutes A child's crayon rolls across a floor. Curtains fly back from a window you thought was closed. A TV-distracted...

  • 'My Old Lady' a charming but dark adaptation

    By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer -
    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Dominique Pinon; directed by Israel Horovitz; 107 minutes; PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references It's the Francophile's ultimate fantasy: A relative wills you an apartment in Paris. Not just some ratty...

  • Gross and funny 'Boxtrolls' is the best animated film of the year

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Elle Fanning; directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable; 100 minutes; PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor There's something about stop motion 3-D animation - the not-quite-real textures of skin and hair,...

  • 'Equalizer' makes a terrific, if entirely too long, Denzel vehicle

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    "The Equalizer" serves up Denzel Washington at his coolest. Eyes weary with experience but still taking it all in, skull shaved to hide the advancing years, he still carries himself with that feline stride - the greatest, most masculine movie star walk since John Wayne's. He's almost...

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