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Movie review: ‘About Alex’

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Screen Media

“This is like one of those ’80s movies,” a character says in About Alex, the feature debut from director/writer Jesse Zwick. And it’s one of the truer statements in this predictable indie-rock Big Chill where a ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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AP

A sense of humor -- and a great soundtrack -- takes the film out of the ordinary, though it sags near the end Read more

Movie review: ‘Get On Up’

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Universal Pictures via AP

James Brown was a man who contained multitudes. Read more

Movie review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

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Sony Pictures Classics

After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of Blue Jasmine, a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director/writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the past. With Read more

Movie review: ‘4 Minute Mile’

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Gravitas Ventures

4 Minute Mile is a small, low-budget movie that’s much better than it has a right to be, considering it could easily slip into cliche so easily. But thanks to solid performances and a steady hand from director Charles-Olivier Michaud and writers Josh Campbell and ... Read more

Movie review: ‘Mood Indigo’

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Drafthouse Films

To call Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo visually inventive is not even scratching the surface, something like characterizing Apple as a company that’s had a certain amount of success. Read more

Movie review: ‘Lucy’

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Universal Pictures

What’s with Scarlett Johansson playing all these women who are not quite of our reality? Read more

Movie review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

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Roadside Attractions

You can sense a John le Carre spy novel adaptation often before his name turns up in the credits. The hero’s cynicism at war with his skepticism, professionalism at war with personal demons — in the spy master’s gloomy, overcast world, they’re all spies “who cam... Read more

‘Under the Electric Sky’ documentary brings EDM to the big screen

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Focus Features

The documentary opens in North Texas July 25. Read more

Movie review: 'And So It Goes'

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Clarius Entertainment

Two old pros show the kids how chemistry works in a romantic comedy in And So It Goes, a love-the-last-time-around romp that’ll give its target audience the warm fuzzies. Read more

Movie review: ‘I Origins’

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Fox Searchlight

Ian is a man of science. But he is still a man. And when a model-thin hottie with a strange accent comes on to him in a party, the nerdy guy whose “Can I take a picture of your eyes?” is no pick-up line, is smitten. Read more

Movie review: ‘Le Chef’

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Cohen Media Group

The French culinary comedy Le Chef is not to be confused with the delicious and more substantial Jon Favreau farce Chef, in theaters at the same time. Le Chef is a 2012 French film, coincidentally released just... Read more

Movie review: ‘We From Dallas’

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East West Records

On the national stage, Dallas hip-hop long has lived in the shadow of its counterpart down I-45 in Houston. But as the captivating and informative documentary We From Dallas proves, North Texas hip-hop has no reason to be ashamed. Read more

Movie review: ‘Boyhood’

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IFC Films

The one thing many first remark about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, the Austin director’s joyous and life-affirming love letter to adolescence and family, is how he filmed it over the course of 12 years with the same cast. That is no easy feat, but what&#... Read more

Television roles for minorities popping up

ABC’s fall slate includes new series about black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. But calling the network’s choices a case study in diversity is to miss the point, said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group president. Read more

Movie review: ‘Sex Tape’

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AP

It must have sounded sidesplitting on paper. Read more

Movie review: ‘Code Black’

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Long Shot Factory

Anyone who has spent time in an emergency room, regardless of the hospital, knows it can be an exercise in frustration, confusion and Kafka-like bureaucracy, along with the physical and emotional strain of whatever put you there in the first place. Read more

Movies: ‘Wish I Was Here’

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Focus Features

Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here is a sweet and jokey feature film that is so at home in the punchline rhythms of TV sitcoms that you may think to yourself, “When’s his best friend/former Scrubs co-star Donald Faison showi... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

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Sundance Institute

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is an unemotional title for a moving documentary that will leave you heartsick as well as more than a little angry. Whether Aaron Swartz is a personal hero or someone you’ve never heard of until now, his ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

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Universal Pictures

Hidden well beneath the bloodshed, loud gun play, needless plot additions and over-the-top implausibility, there is a powerful message in The Purge: Anarchy. The problem is that any commentary is lost in a clumsy script, characters that generate little empathy and wha... Read more

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