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‘McFarland, USA’ Has Sports Movie Uplift, Even If Supporting Cast’s Work Is Spotty

Feb 20, 2015 6:05am

We’re not even two months into 2015, and the new year already has yielded its own subgenre of films: the Kevin Costner Doesn’t Understand Minorities movie.

Hot on the heels of last month’s “...

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‘Hunger Games’ Sequel ‘Catching Fire’ Much Better Than It Needs To Be

Nov 22, 2013 11:28am

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” should more than satisfy the cravings of fans who’ve spent the 20-month gap between movies quivering with anticipation.

Get it? Quiver-ing?

Oh, well....

‘All Is Lost’ Steers Redford Into Oscar Contention

Nov 15, 2013 11:37am

Just you and Robert Redford. On a boat. With no one around for miles.

Watching “All Is Lost” is like living out the fantasy pretty much every heterosexual woman has had at some point during...

Opportunities Missed In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ But Loki Returns

Nov 08, 2013 11:40am

“Thor” was half of a very good superhero movie.

Thrust into a civilization of Earthlings he couldn’t quite comprehend, Chris Hemsworth’s swaggering Asgardian made for some delightful god-of-...

First Glimmer Of Oscar Season Arrives With ‘12 Years A Slave’

Nov 05, 2013 11:17am

It’s not the kind of thing most moviegoers are itching to see.

It’s not in 3-D, and Sandra Bullock doesn’t float around weightless in her underpants.

But “12 Years a Slave” is still...

Last Vegas’ Has More Charm Than Commercials Suggest

Nov 01, 2013 9:48am

It’s being positioned as “The Hangover” for the stooped over.

A raucous “Cocoon” in a casino.

But “Last Vegas” isn’t that movie.

The comedy about boyhood friends in various...

Nothing Is At All Natural In ‘The Counselor,’

Oct 25, 2013 11:49am

“You don’t think this is an odd thing to tell me?”

It’s a question posed by an attorney known only as The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) to Reiner (Javier Bardem), a flashy nightclub owner,...

“The Fifth Estate” Not “All The President’s Men”

Oct 18, 2013 7:05am

By now, raving about Benedict Cumberbatch has become as commonplace as chatting about the weather or complaining about that thing Miley Cyrus won’t stop doing with her tongue. Daniel Bruhl...

Captain Phillips Oscar Nominee Worthy

Oct 11, 2013 7:05am

Billy Crystal must have emerged from his hole and seen his shadow earlier this year, because it sure seems like we’re getting six more weeks of Oscar season.

The traditional rollout of...

Gravity Thrills Senses

Oct 04, 2013 1:02pm

There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than having Sandra Bullock repeatedly tumble into your lap.

At least that’s what it feels like in the immersive, in-your-face 3-D version of “Gravity...

Formula One Knowledge Not Prerequisite For Rush

Sep 27, 2013 7:53am

First things first: Ron Howard’s “Rush” has nothing to do with the Canadian prog-rock trio.

It might have an easier time at the box office if it did.

The Oscar hopeful focuses on the...

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