• 'Ex Machina': a mesmerizing robot creation

    By Soren Andersen The Seattle Times -
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno; directed by Alex Garland; 108 minutes; R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence "Ex Machina" is an exquisite puzzle box of a picture. It baffles. It unsettles. It intrigues. At its...

  • 'Little Boy' bites off more faith-based lessons than it can chew

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Starring Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, David Henrie and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa; directed by Alejandro Monteverde; 100 minutes; PG-13 for some mature thematic material and violence Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the...

  • Crowe's old fashioned 'Water Diviner' aims to heal an old war wound

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Jai Courtney, Dylan Georgiades; directed by Russell Crowe; 111 minutes; R for war violence including some disturbing images The century-old open wound of Gallipoli, Australia's ill-fated entry into World War I, makes a vivid...

  • 'Adaline' is a love story for the ages

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Hollywood long ago ceded "love that stands the test of time" to the realm of science-fiction and fantasy, so "The Age of Adaline" falls neatly into a genre that includes "The Time Traveler's Wife," "About Time" and even "Somewhere in Time." But building this film around all the...

  • 'While We're Young' contemplates growing up with grace

    By Adam Graham The Detroit News -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver; directed by Noah Baumbach, 97 minutes; R for language "While We're Young" is a hilarious, incisive and honest comedy about facing the realities of growing up well into your 40s - until it's not anymore. At about the...

  • 'Unfriended' unfolds excruciatingly online

    By John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki; directed by Levan Gabriadze; 81 minutes; R for violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality, and drug and alcohol use - all involving teens Taking aim at cyberbullies on their home turf, Levan...

  • 'Mall Cop 2' is forgettable

    By tom huddleston Time Out London -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough, Shirley Knight, Daniella Alonso; directed by Andy Fickman; 94 minutes; PG for some violence Cinema lovers, you should thank God for Kevin James. This oft-ridiculed screen giant is here to answer a question that has plagued...

  • 'Child 44' fiasco from the start

    By TOM HUDDLESTON Time Out London -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Starring Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Charles Dance, Jason Clarke; directed by Daniel Espinosa; 137 minutes; R for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality Life in postwar Russia was brutal. Stalin's Soviets were cracking down on...

  • 'Monkey Kingdom' reveals a revolution in cuteness

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Narrated by Tina Fey; directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill; 85 minutes; G "Monkey Kingdom," Disneynature's latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. So while it's got plenty of cute macaque...

  • Hill and Franco reinvent themselves for the dark cynicism of 'True Story'

    By Roger Moore Tribune News Service -
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    One is a newly disgraced New York Times reporter desperately in search of a career- reviving scoop. The other is a newly captured accused murderer, a man who has been on the lam using the Times reporter's identity as he fled the country. They're roughly the same age, both...

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