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Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 8:34 AM

It’s hard to beat the new “Ben-Hur” for historical accuracy. The teeth, perfectly straight, gleaming white. The dreadlocks, gray and magnificent. Bob Marley would be proud. The Limey accents, pristine and offering indisputable proof that British Imperialism was alive and well in Jerusalem in century one. And best of all, a hunky, Hispanic Jesus.

Posted Aug 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

It’s scientifically proven that the best way to make an audience at a horror film all scream at the same time, preferably in a quiet scene with low lighting, is to suddenly throw a yowling cat in front of the camera. That cheap shock works every...

Posted Aug 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Boxing movies are made for boxing fans. But there are also people who need a good story or character study to go along with that. Hollywood has produced plenty of films with both ingredients, from much lauded ones such as “Raging Bull” and “Rocky”...

Posted Aug 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

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...

Posted Aug 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

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 funny. It features two main characters that are ...

Posted Aug 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

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 (no, this is not a Japanese anime film, as...

Posted Aug 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

“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 like a Pixar film, especially...

Posted Aug 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

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 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

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 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

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 Water.” What is set up as a...

Posted Aug 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The most recent golden era of American cinema was the 1970s, when small gems such as “Charley Varrick,” “Payday,” “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” and “The Long Goodbye” were getting lost in the crowd because that period also saw the birth of the...

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