Jan. 28, 2015 08:13
There’s a singular lack of flashiness to the proceedings, and despite its title, the film’s violent incidents occur suddenly and unexpectedly — and end just as quickly, with a chilling finality more in line with realism than bloodshed and pyrotechnics....
Jan. 28, 2015 08:13
The plot, which is thin (and getting thinner all the time), involves the search for a priceless Goya painting coveted by international terrorists and, therefore, coveted by the British government. That’s where Mortdecai comes in. Needless to say, he stumbles and bumbles his way through the assignment....
Jan. 28, 2015 08:13
As entrepreneur Jimmy Callahan, he’s got his hands full with his latest client, Doug Harris (Josh Gad), an obsessive workaholic worried about his impending nuptials to dream girl Gretchen (“The Big Bang Theory” dream girl Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) because he has no family and no friends.In the standard-issue comedy The Wedding Ringer, Kevin Hart plays a best-man-for-hire. If you’re gett...
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
Having just won the Nobel Peace Prize for 1964, King is at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement, a precarious position that puts him, his followers and many Southern blacks at risk. Yet with the eyes of the nation — and, indeed, the world — upon him, King was undaunted....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
As every Chinese restaurant seems to boast various recipes for General Tso’s chicken, so too are there different opinions about who the real General Tso was, though a jaunt to China squares up some of the historical facts: Tso was indeed a military......
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
The story takes place in the 1980s, as Du Pont Chemicals heir John E. du Pont (Steve Carell) taps Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to run the wrestling program headquartered at his family’s Foxcatcher Ranch in Pennsylvania....
Jan. 14, 2015 11:47
The film is also a triumph for producer/star Bradley Cooper, bulked-up some 40 pounds to play Kyle, the Texas-born “good ol’ boy” with over 160 confirmed kills as a sniper during four tours of duty in Iraq — more than any other soldier in US history. To his fellow soldiers, he was “The Legend....
Jan. 14, 2015 11:47
The paintings were the work of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), but the credit is taken by her husband, Walter (Christoph Waltz). Adams is, as always, sincere and appealing, but the character is so passive for so long that Waltz’s whirling dervish of a charming charlatan easy dominates the proceedings, even though the character is transparently a fraud....
Jan. 14, 2015 11:47
Grace is back, playing the oldest college student in recent screen memory and merely around to become a pawn in the proceedings. Dougray Scott plays Lenore’s current husband, but he’s so shifty and sweaty it’s obvious he’s up to no good....
Jan. 7, 2015 10:43
With Joanna Newsom’s appropriately willowy narration providing guidance, we follow Joaquin Phoenix – in yet another fabulous and fearless performance – as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a perennially baked Southern California private eye as he stumbles,......

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