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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ lives up to lofty expectations

3 out of 4 stars Hollywood, for as long as film’s been in the camera, has loved telling the story of triumphant underdogs. The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, Major League and Miracle- the list grows every decade, encompassing nearly every […]

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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ lives up to lofty expectations

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3 out of 4 stars Hollywood, for as long as film’s been in the camera, has loved telling the story of triumphant underdogs. The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, Major League and Miracle- the list grows every decade, encompassing nearly every […]

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Old movies and reflections of the past

Another Silent Flick A couple days ago, a certain venue was screening The Docks of New York, a ravishing silent film that I watched long ago and never forgot. In

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The Expendables 3: Great cast, terrible plot

2 out of 4 stars In Rocky, Sylvester Stallone sent boxers sprawling to the canvas. In Rambo, he killed every dictator. In Judge Dredd, he brought every criminal to justice. But Stallone’s

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‘Let’s Be Cops’ wears out its welcome too soon

½ out of 4 stars The trailer looked lame, let’s not kid ourselves. Those two guys from New Girl that aren’t Max Greenfield know their comedy, but Let’s Be Cops already

Manish Dayal delivers a breakthrough performance in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey." (Courtesy of Disney)

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’: A culinary trip worth taking

Manish Dayal delivers a breakthrough performance in "The Hundred-Foot Journey." (Courtesy of Disney) 3 out of 4 stars Chef Hassan Kadam is torn. Does the teenager with deep Indian roots stick to

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’: A sequel that should have remained in the sewer

2 out of 4 stars Cowabunga! No, it’s more like “Cowa-bummer!” when it comes to the reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which fails on so many levels it should

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James Brown’s biopic ‘Get On Up’ takes huge risks with mixed results

2 out of 4 stars Walk the Line and Ray set standards for 21st century biopics of pop stars.  The inner lives of these signature artists were just as important

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: A sci-fi ride worth taking

3 out of 4 stars Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man have become Marvel’s movie masterpieces, amassing a pile of box office cash as big as Mount Rushmore, where

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Lucy: A mindless movie about brain power

2 out of 4 stars Not even Scarlett Johansson, who dazzled in recent hits “Her” and “Under the Skin,” is genius enough to save “Lucy,” a movie about brain power

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Sex Tape lacks logic as well as humor

1 out of 4 stars We all know what today’s funny men and women can do on screen.  The idea that filmmakers will depend on these talents to make up

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