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Reviews: ‘Pixels’ and ‘Paper Town’

July 30, 2015 Pixels Are you afraid of ghosts? How about a crunching, blocky, unstoppable Pac-Man? Yellow up! Describing “Pixels” feels weir. more »»

 
 
 
Top box office hits are on the mark

June 24, 2015 Inside Out Exceeding the animation edge, Pixar's "Inside Out" goes for a twist on the inside-her-head conconcept by probing the brain of happy Midwesterner, 11-year-old Riley Anderson (voiced by... more »»

The Bellas return in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

May 28, 2015 Wardrobe “malfunctions” have become notorious at some blockbuster live events and are often couched in suspicion that the exposure may have been intentional. more »»

‘Tomorrowland’ succeeds as futuristic cautionary tale

May 28, 2015 By Tony Rutherford Science fiction envisions past, present, and future. more »»

‘Ex Machina’ a cerebral piece of sci-fi art

April 29, 2015 Think super computer evolution in a more portable and prettier version than Hal 9000. more »»

‘Adaline’ lacks emotion from leading lady

April 29, 2015 Experiences, celebrations and successes yield memories — some remain vivid, others fade. They accumulate, jumble, repeat and new ones take their place as life goes forward. more »»

‘Insurgent’ more realistic, less empathetic

March 26, 2015 Peak and reek form the foundation of the successor dynotopian society from which heroic young adults rise to overcome. more »»

Action, disasters, superheroes all on tap for spring

March 26, 2015 By Tony Rutherford Superheroes lead the beckoning behemoths that compete for your big screen attention. more »»

‘The Duff’ creators pay homage to John Hughes

February 25, 2015 No matter the decade, a percentage of young people enter an in-between coming of age period defined blandly as adolescence or more dramatically as the terrible teen. more »»

‘Jupiter Ascending’ a Cinderella tale in space

February 25, 2015 Considering the multiple war drums sounding whether from ISIS, the Ukraine or elsewhere, the assortment of dystopian movies harken threatening shadows of soured, societal futures. more »»

WVU alum relishes role in ‘American Sniper’

February 3, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Former West Virginia University player Ben Reed is thrilled to be playing Chris Kyle's father in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper. more »»

Lesson from ‘Selma’ rings true still

February 3, 2015 When is a universal right worth standing together with friends, family and strangers and enduring brutal words, broken bones, and threats on your life? “Selma,” an adaptation of a portion of the lif... more »»

Redmayne brilliant as Stephen Hawking

December 31, 2014 When physicist Stephen Hawking learned as a doctoral student at Cambridge about his muscular degenerative ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) his love Jane Wilde promised Hawking and his family that, “I lov... more »»

Does ‘Interview’ mess set or follow a precedence?

December 31, 2014 Regardless of if you were in awe over the length of the fight scenes in “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” or identified with the inner leadership struggles of Moses (Christian Bale) in “Exodus... more »»

Keaton et al go a little batty in ‘Birdman’

November 26, 2014 Instead of looking up in the sky for a drone or daredevil, the non-existent trilogy of Birdman (now 20 years past on screen) re-awakens memories of once young fan. more »»

2014: Badass girls, mess-you-up thrillers and Hobbits

November 26, 2014 Unless you’re entertainment challenged, you have likely read an article or two about the under-performance of certain high expectation films in 2014. more »»

Pitt and company fighting like ‘Fury’

October 30, 2014 Claustrophobic submarine thrillers like “Das Boot,” “Run Silent, Run Deep” and “The Enemy Within” strap viewers inside a metal ship afraid to breathe. more »»

Nothing like a little comedy to lighten up the holidays

October 30, 2014 2014 has revealed several “trends” at the big screen multiplex. more »»

‘Ouija’ not a perfect scare fest, but will do

October 30, 2014 Don’t play alone with a ouija board. Warnings abound about using the “game” that may open conduits to the spirit world. more »»

John Woo-inspired ‘John Wick’ a good vehicle for Reeves

October 30, 2014 “John Wick” has the most nondescript flick title in a lengthy time frame. more »»

‘Tombstones’ a gritty mob-inspired drama

September 24, 2014 For those earning a living by drug trafficking, infernal conduct surrounds efforts to mask their “profession” as legitimate. more »»

 
 

 

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October 20, 2014 What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)! Today the scientific community has left... more »

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