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Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 2:01 AM

The fact-based “War Dogs” is all bark and no bite. Director Todd Phillips (the “Hangover” movies) wastes a golden opportunity to make an “Argo”-like gem out of a “can’t miss” story about two 20-something international arms dealers having a blast getting rich by circumventing the U.S. Government.

Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Here’s a film that gets into the idea of opposites attracting. It’s a “based-on-fact” story that’s been highly fictionalized. It’s a serious, tension-filled drama that’s at times, laugh-out-loud...

Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 2:01 AM

With their newest feature “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Oregon-based Laika, the studio that made, among other gems, “Coraline” and “The Boxtrolls,” takes a major step up in the field of stop-motion animation...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 2:01 AM

“Sausage Party” is a filthy feast – and that’s a good thing. No fruit hangs too low for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the masterminds of this grownup cartoon that plays like a big weed-fueled fever dream. It might look...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 2:01 AM

In “Pete’s Dragon,” writer-director David Lowery sticks to the tried-and-true Disney formula for his earnest remake of the 1977 movie: Dead parents, child in peril, happy ending.

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Used to be the prerequisite for Hollywood biopics was the subject had to be interesting enough to sustain a two-hour movie. It always held true, even when the guest of honor was a complete hack like the hapless movie director Ed Wood, famously...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Everything isn’t bigger and better in Texas. Just ask the dirt poor Howard brothers — and most of their Lubbock neighbors who are out of work, in debt and economically depressed in the vengeance-fueled tale “Hell or High...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 2:01 AM

It doesn’t take long for “Pete’s Dragon” to reveal itself as a Disney movie. The formula is right up front in the opening minutes. Four-year-old Pete, picture book in hand, is learning to read in the back seat of his...

Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 3:18 PM

“Suicide Squad” is, by most accounts, not a good movie. It’s hovering around 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, which means basically the same thing as when you got that 30 on your high school trigonometry test:...

Updated Aug 10, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Jonah Hill is right at home playing movie versions of real people. In fact, he’s been Oscar-nominated twice for it, as Peter Brand (kind of based on Paul DePodesta) in “Moneyball,” and as Donnie Azoff (kind of based on Danny...

Updated Aug 9, 2016 at 3:51 PM

In New Orleans, Steve Gleason was, is and will always be a Saint. They even erected a statue to him outside the SuperDome, where the former NFL safety famously parted the waters of despair in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. By laying hands on a...

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