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Movie review: Fates and fortunes are forged in Miami's backyard fight circuit

From the outside, at first glance, it looks like a horror show: young men inside a small ring pummeling each other in the backyard of a private home in the Miami suburb of West Perrine, bare-knuckled and often bleeding, with no protective gear other than a mouth guard. The rules, as laid out by t... Read more

Movie review: Faith-based 'Do You Believe?' finds fire in family fare

Generally, the purpose of a faith-based film is to reach out to those looking for spiritual guidance. "Do You Believe?," the latest movie from the company that produced "God Is Not Dead" last year, takes a different approach. Read more

Movie review: '3 Hearts' makes for a sad-faced French love triangle melodrama

Charlotte Gainsbourg has always had a flinch in her acting, a twitch that suggests she's bracing for that next blow - physical or psychological. Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

AMERICAN SNIPER. 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with Kyle returning stateside are diminished by... Read more

"71' director on horror of war: 'It's a pattern we see recurring'

The Belfast-set historical thriller "'71" follows a novice English soldier running through midnight alleys as Northern Ireland erupts in sectarian ferocity. Its story of brutalized warriors lost overseas recalls Jack O'Connell's lead in Angelina Jolie's harrowing World War II epic "Unbroken." Read more

Movie review: Woodley worth watching in 'Insurgent'

The Young Adult dystopia derby races on. This week "Insurgent" moves ahead as the front-runner in action sequences, while "Mockingjay" retains its lead in spoken romantic interludes. Will Tris and her five divided "factions" soon seize bomb-scarred postwar Chicago? Or can Katniss cross the finish... Read more

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