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SpongeBob making a splash

Would that all of our brains resembled that of SpongeBob SquarePants — and we’re talking about his actual brain, like, the cerebral matter somewhere inside that porous yellow body....

February 15, 2015, Sunday

Paean to BDSM is painful viewing

Curious? The posters for “Fifty Shades of Grey” coyly ask. Whether or not you’re one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, EL James’ kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this “Twilight” fan fiction turned international phenomenon is enough to pique the interest of a rock. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is inherently spectacle. ...

February 15, 2015, Sunday

‘Sniper’ shows polarization of society

Clint Eastwood’s hit film “American Sniper” has reignited a bitter debate about the US invasion of Iraq and one of its most famous warriors, with conservatives hailing the movie as a long overdue tribute...

February 1, 2015, Sunday

Fresh style works for ‘Birdman’

Director Alejandro Inarritu says the only way to communicate the struggle between a celebrity and his ego in “Birdman” was through long, uninterrupted shots that move at the pace of life....

February 1, 2015, Sunday

‘Unbroken’ a beautiful but lifeless effort

“Unbroken” is a story about Louis Zamperini that seems to have little interest in Louis Zamperini....

January 11, 2015, Sunday

Film drives home life’s realities

Put yourself in my place.” It’s a line heard a number of times in “Two Days, One Night,” the exquisitely simple and moving new film from Belgium’s Dardenne brothers....

January 11, 2015, Sunday

‘Ida’ sits atop critic’s list of best movies

The writer is an Associated Press entertainment writer based in New York....

December 28, 2014, Sunday

‘Penguins’ a fun romp for under-10 set

For a movie that’s more paint by numbers than Picasso, “Penguins of Madagascar” begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog voice-over....

December 21, 2014, Sunday

A poignant farewell to Williams

Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt in the latest “Night at the Museum....

December 21, 2014, Sunday

A jolting performance about Alzheimer’s

When we refer to an actor’s performance as breathtaking, we’re usually engaging in hyperbole....

December 7, 2014, Sunday


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