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Young stars traverse a high-fructose road into a fantasy land

Young stars traverse a high-fructose road into a fantasy land

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The pretty coed doesn’t want to go, doesn’t seeing herself “as a rodeo gal.” But her sorority sisters insist that she ogle the “easy on the eyes” cowboys with them.
 
Pacino, Plummer give film charm, humor

Pacino, Plummer give film charm, humor

Thursday, April 9, 2015
“I was the real thing once,” says Al Pacino’s rock star protagonist Danny Collins in a moment of late-in-life crisis.
 
Stiller conveys angst over younger generation

Stiller conveys angst over younger generation

Thursday, April 9, 2015
It hits us all, that day when “hip” suggests “replacement” and “Old Man/Old Woman Talk” enters our vocabulary. We scratch our heads over names like Kanye and Lena and cope, with growing confusion, at the next generation’s values.
 
Helen Mirren shines in film that’s not quite gold

Helen Mirren shines in film that’s not quite gold

Thursday, April 9, 2015
A great story doesn’t always translate into a great movie, even when Helen Mirren’s on hand.
 
Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo to lure visitors, not to scare

Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo to lure visitors, not to scare

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction.
 
Schenectady may revive Film Commission
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady may revive Film Commission

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Mayor Gary McCarthy is looking to re-establish the Schenectady Film Commission to support local projects and attract producers to the area.
 
'Furious 7' leaves rivals in dust with $143M debut
LOS ANGELES

'Furious 7' leaves rivals in dust with $143M debut

Sunday, April 5, 2015
The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
 
'Furious' offers fans the expected car chases, fight scenes

'Furious' offers fans the expected car chases, fight scenes

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.
 

Fanning turns Victorian drama into ‘Gray’ motion picture

Thursday, April 2, 2015
She just turned 21. So perhaps the cruel truth can be at last be said about Dakota Fanning without fear of being called a child-abuser.
 
'Home' surprises with big opening
NEW YORK

'Home' surprises with big opening

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Business was brisk at the weekend box office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure “Home” beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
Filmmaker’s vision is haunting picture of life under jihadist rule

Filmmaker’s vision is haunting picture of life under jihadist rule

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Even though the atrocities committed by radical jihadists dominate the headlines and airwaves, few in the West know what it’s like to live under their reign.
 
Argentine vignettes mix light tone with tension in wild ride

Argentine vignettes mix light tone with tension in wild ride

Thursday, March 26, 2015
“Wild Tales” is a bit of an anomaly in the current movie world: an anthology that’s not a horror film.
 
Unconventional horror flick is stylish, atmospheric

Unconventional horror flick is stylish, atmospheric

Thursday, March 26, 2015
For a teenage girl, it can seem as though everyone is a predator.
 
'Home's' animation clichés appealing only to the very young

'Home's' animation clichés appealing only to the very young

Thursday, March 26, 2015
“Home” is an energetic, obvious animated comedy packed with the sort of low humor and silly laughs that drive very small children wild.
 
Buddy comedy trips while striving to produce politically incorrect fun

Buddy comedy trips while striving to produce politically incorrect fun

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in “Get Hard,” a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps.
 
 

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