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  • MOVIE REVIEW: A stellar cast lets 'This is Where I Leave You' leave you laughing

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn; directed by Shawn Levy, screenplay by Jonathan Tropper; 103 minutes; rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use "This is Where I Leave You" is a big, broad dysfunctional family comedy,...

  • 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' is uncommonly well-made thriller

    By Alan Scherstuhl The Village Voice -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook, Adam David Thompson, Brian "Astro Bradley; directed by Scott Frank; 114 minutes; rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity They've done it at last: made a Liam Neeson-stomps-some-behind...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tusk' just feels long in the tooth

    By cary darling McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment; directed by Kevin Smith; 
102 minutes; rated R for disturbing violence, gore, strong language, sexual content Take "The Human Centipede" - the gross-out movie about the mad doctor who stitches humans together...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Maze' gets lost in overfamiliarity

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    This month's "young adults save the future" film franchise is "The Maze Runner," an indifferent quest tale about boys trapped in a gigantic maze with no idea how they got there. A teen boy (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up, screaming, on a freight elevator soaring up to a field, where it...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Dolphin Tale' sequel holds interest for younger viewers

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    You might have thought "Dolphin Tale," the sleeper hit kids' film of a few falls back, was a complete, compact and uplifting story that didn't really need a second act. And if so, you were on the money. A fictionalized account of the true story of Winter, a badly injured dolphin...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Drop' is a simmering thriller

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    They also serve who pour and observe. That's Bob Saginowski's modus operandi. He's bartender-
for-life at Cousin Marv's on the cruel side of Brooklyn, a 30-something loner living in the house his late parents bought. Bob notices things, which we gather is a pretty solid survival...

  • MOVIE SHORTS: Sept. 12-18

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    opening "Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt?" - (Sci-fi drama, PG-13, running time not available). Not reviewed. The economy on the verge of collapse, one man has the answer to the crisis. Some will stop at nothing to stop him. "No Good Deed" - (Thriller, PG-13, 84 minutes) Not...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Identical' is just like an old school Elvis Musical - in the worst ways

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -by Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A musical mashup of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis biography and myth, "The Identical" plays like a failed, faith-based "Inside Llewyn Davis." And that's the closest thing to a compliment it will get. Built around a too-tall Elvis impersonator, Blake Rayne, it tells the story of...

  • MOVIE REVIEW: 'Cavalry' compact, biting tale of righteous man tested by his faith

    By ROGER MOORE McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Will Father Lavelle die for our sins? That's the only question that matters in "Calvary," the latest parable of Irish faith and the violent foibles of humanity from Irish playwright and filmmaker John Michael McDonagh. He's cast his muse, Brendan Gleeson, as the priest in an Irish...

  • MOVIE SHORTS: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    OPENING Note: This list is sometimes trimmed for space. "50 to 1" - (Drama adventure, PG-13, 110 minutes) Not reviewed. A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Cinemark...

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