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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Purge' sequel gets it all out of our systems

    by Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Zoe Soul, Kiele Sanchez; directed by James DeMonaco; 100 minutes; R for strong disturbing violence and for language The clever conceit behind James DeMonaco's 2013 sleeper hit "The Purge" was not that American society had resolved...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: This 'Sex Tape' should be erased

    by Connie Ogle The Miami Herald -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Lowe, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper; directed by Jake Kasdan; R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use; 90 minutes The cinematic equivalent of herpes, "Sex Tape" is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Persecuted' fails as a thriller aimed at the Religious Right

    by Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Starring James Remar, Bruce Davison, Fred Dalton Thompson, Gretchen Carlson, Brad Stine; directed by Daniel Lusko; 91 minutes; PG-13 for violence and thematic elements The unholy bond between religion and politics is the background for "Persecuted," a confused and confusing thriller...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Planes 2' is twice as good as the original, which isn't saying much

    by ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    "Planes: Fire & Rescue" is roughly twice as good as its predecessor, "Planes," which was so story-and-laugh-starved it would have given "direct to video" a bad name. Yes, there was nowhere to go but up. The sequel's story is about something: Dusty the racing plane learns to be a...

  • New film 'Book of Life' animates Day of the Dead

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guillermo del Toro is helping to open the "Book of Life." The Oscar winner is producing the animated feature by first-time director Jorge Gutierrez, and joined him at Fox Studios on Monday to unveil footage from the film, set for release in October. "Book of...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' stands above other summer action fare

    by RICK BENTLEY Fresno Bee -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    "dawn of the planet of the apes" Stars: Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Karin Konoval Director: Matt Reeves Running time: 130 minutes Rating: PG-13 for language, violenceGrade: B-plus Advertising for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" suggests it is...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Aspiring nun faces hers and Poland's dark past in luminous 'Ida'

    by Lisa Kennedy The Denver Post -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Starring Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik; directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; 80 minutes; PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking; A For nearly a year, Pawel Pawlikowski's quietly astounding drama "Ida" has been making the film-festival...

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