• Smith and Robbie throw a wet blanket into 'Focus'

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

    Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, B.D. Wong, Gerald McRaney, Adrian Martinez; directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa; 104 minutes; R for language, some sexual content and brief violence The trouble with movies about "The Big Con" is that they condition us to not...

  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film bound to disappoint

    By Lindsey bahr The Associatedc Press -
    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Curious? The posters for "Fifty Shades of Grey" coyly ask. Whether or not you're one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, E.L. James' kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this "Twilight" fan fiction turned international phenomenon is enough to pique the interest of a...

  • 'Kingsman' sends up Bond by stealing a (bad) Bond movie plot

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

    Starring Colin Firth, Mark Hamill, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Davenport; directed by Matthew Vaughn; 129 minutes; R for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content. The Spy Who Amused Me, James Bond, has abdicated that title. That's the gap the...

  • Julianne Moore extraordinary in 'Still Alice'

    By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, Hunter Parrish, Shane McRae; directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland; 99 minutes; PG-13 for mature thematic material, brief language and a sexual reference. "Still Alice" is an incredibly sad coming-of-age...

  • 'Spongebob' steps out of water for his latest movie

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

    Starring Antonio Banderas and the voices of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence, Clancy Brown; directed by Paul Tibbitt; 90 minutes; PG for mild action and rude humor Spongebob Squarepants goes where Homer Simpson and others have gone before, an animated character who steps out...

  • 'Jupiter' is the nadir of the Wachowski's big budget career

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

    The Wachowskis cash their last blank check from Warner Brothers with "Jupiter Ascending," an excruciatingly empty chunk of eye candy that spends over two hours trying to convince us they're not ripping off "Dune." It's "Dune" without the desert, all exposition and back story and...

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