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Movie review: ‘Drive Hard’


Voltage Pictures

Here’s the sort of scruffy action comedy that suits the post-box office-draw careers of onetime hipster John Cusack and fading action star Thomas Jane. It covers the costs of a fun few weeks of working vacation in Australia and provides a few on-screen laughs along the way. Read more

Movie review: ‘20,000 Days on Earth’


Sundance Institute

Midway into the memoir-ish pseudo-documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, the Nick Cave novice may wonder what all the fuss is about. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Good Lie’


Alcon Entertainment

The saga of Sudan’s “Lost Boys,” refugees who wound up in America after fleeing the civil war there, earns an engaging, tear-jerking retelling in The Good Lie, a fictionalized account of what they faced. Read more

Review: ‘The Hero of Color City’


Magnolia Pictures

The very essence of childhood can come to life with crayons. A child’s early drawings are usually indicative of the inquisitive and imaginative nature of innocence. Read more

Movie review: ‘Left Behind’


eOne Entertainment

Left Behind is Rapture-fiction as a dull zombie movie where the living dead are nonbelievers. The Christian faithful have disappeared, all over the world. Read more

Five questions with Andre Braugher

The veteran dramatic actor is now getting lessons in comedy in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ Read more

Movie review: ‘Believe Me’


Riot Studios

Believe Me has cynical, snarky frat boys who think nothing of stealing, drinking and chasing other guys’ girlfriends. It has them conning gullible true believers with a fake Christian charity, mocking the conventions of modern worship and the naivete of those a... Read more

Movie review: ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’


Relativity Media

Somehow, the culture has twisted the hunt for happiness into a need to travel … the world. Read more

Movie review: ‘Plastic’


ARC Entertainment

The British thriller Plastic is supposedly based on a true story though with the number of coincidences, contrivances and conveniences, that’s a little tough to swallow. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Equalizer’


Sony Pictures

Denzel Washington must have been behind Liam Neeson in the line at the bank and glimpsed when the Irish actor deposited one of his massive checks from Taken. Read more

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