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  • 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...

  • '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...

  • 'St. Vincent': a warmhearted entry in sad-Bill Murray canon

    By Moira Macdonald The Seattle Times -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Bill Murray, in a series of beautifully quiet performances ("Rushmore," "Lost in Translation," "Broken Flowers"), has created a persona like no other actor: etching portraits of disappointed men, hiding mild amusement behind a deadpan, indifferent exterior, not quite sure he's pleased...

  • Keanu Reeves joins forces with his 'Matrix' stunt double to deliver a slick and satisfying revenge thriller

    By Peter Debruge Variety -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Starring Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Alfie Allen, Dean Winters; directed by Chad Stahelski; 96 minutes; R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use. There are no good guys in "John Wick," but there are some great actors working...

  • '23 Blast' might be best of this year's true-story high school Christian football dramas

    By Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter -
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Starring Mark Hapka, Stephen Lang, 
Timothy Busfield; directed by Dylan Baker; 98 minutes; PG-13 for teen drinking and a crude reference. The inspirational sports drama "23 Blast" tells the true story of Travis Freeman, a high school football star stricken with an infection that...

  • 'Men, Women & Children:' Terrifying social media tale

    By Tom Long The Detroit News -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Starring Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer; directed by Jason Reitman; 119 minutes; R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout (some involving teens) and for language Imagine a world in which lies could...

  • 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    This bit of heroics isn't "what I wanted to do," Brad Pitt's battle-scarred sergeant, and a hundred movie sergeants before him, growl. "But it's what we're doing." "Fury" is the sort of World War II movie Hollywood used to churn out four or five times a year - a gritty, grunt's...

  • 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Starring the voices of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Kate del Castillo, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo; directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez; 95 minutes; PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images "The Book of Life" is a...

  • 'Best of Me' is the worst of Nicholas Sparks

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Gerald McRaney, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Sean Bridgers; directed by Michael Hoffman; 113 minutes; PG-13 for sexuality, violence, some drug content and brief strong language For an hour or so, Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden gamely...

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