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  • 'Mockingjay' lacks momentum of previous 'Hunger Games'

    By Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram -
    Yesterday

    he Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," the first installment in the last chapter of the popular franchise, is all coil and no release. It's a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution, one where the flashy bread and circuses of the first two films have been replaced by...

  • Jon Stewart's Rosewater is Outraged, Cinematic, and Even Funny

    By Stephanie Zacharek The Village Voice -
    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Starring Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Haluk Bilginer, Shohreh Aghdashloo; directed by Jon Stewart; 103 minutes; R for language, including some crude references, and violent content During a 2009 "Daily Show" interview with Maziar Bahari, the Canadian-Iranian journalist who,...

  • 'Dumber, To' sad and stale

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Rachel Melvin, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden; directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly; 110 minutes; PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references Twenty years after they permanently lowered...

  • 'Beyond the Lights' is a romance that asks, 'Can this celebrity be saved?'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    "Beyond the Lights" is another pain-behind-the-music romance. But it's so well-written, cast and played that we lose ourselves in the comfort food familiarity of it all. This hip-hop era "Bodyguard" has heart and soul, thanks to stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver and Nate Parker....

  • 'Interstellar' doesn't live up to Nolan's earlier work

    By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) -
    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Call it the M. Night Shyamalan syndrome. A director begins his career with triumphant early films, then something snaps. Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Jason Reitman and many more decline as their command of excitement fades. It makes you hope that the disappointing "Interstellar" is just...

  • Disney has another animated winner with 'Big Hero 6'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Starring the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Maya Rudolph, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk and James Cromwell; directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams; 102 minutes; PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements "Big Hero 6" is Walt...

  • Keaton reclaims his inner demon in 'Birdman'

    By Ty Burr The Boston Globe -
    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan; directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu; 119 minutes; R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence When we first see Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton)...

  • 'Saw' just doesn't cut it

    By David Germain Associated Press Oct. 26, 2004 -
    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Starring Danny Glover, Cary Elwes, Monica Potter; directed by James Wan; 103 minutes; R for strong grisly violence and language (Editor's note: "Saw," which spawned several sequels, is returning to movie theaters 10 years after its original release. Here is David Germain's review from...

  • Kidman, Firth and Strong shine in 'Before I Go to Sleep'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong; directed by Rowan Joffe; 92 minutes; R for some brutal violence and language Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in "Before I Go to Sleep," a lean, twisty-turning tale in the "Memento"...

  • Gyllenhaal's "Nightcrawler" will give you the TV news creeps

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    A gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal rarely blinks in "Nightcrawler," turning himself into a chilling human special effect. As a focused but directionless petty thief who discovers the rewards of recording and selling video to "if it bleeds, it leads" local TV news in Los Angeles, he not only acts...

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