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News, reviews, and interviews on feature films and documentaries.

Joy lacks the charm of a real rag-mop-to-riches story

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Joy is “inspired by the true stories of daring women,” the film’s opening credits promise. “One in particular.” That inspiration is cable TV shopping…

Daddy’s Home parodies poor parenting

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The first week’s box office results for Daddy’s Home show the new Will Ferrell step-parenting comedy bringing home the bacon. While the film gives little…

Concussion deals blow to NFL’s image

By Bob Brown
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Movies | In 2012, retired 43-year-old National Football League (NFL) linebacker great Junior Seau committed suicide. Later that year, 25-year-old Jovan Belcher of the…

Midday Roundup: Snow, ice, tornados sweep misery across the South

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. First light in Dallas yesterday confirmed what authorities feared about weekend tornadoes that killed 11 people: Northeast of the city in the…

Grandma can’t hide the pain of poor choices

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Like a botched plastic surgery, the sexual revolution reshaped motherhood as a medical condition that can be chemically scheduled and surgically terminated.

The Revenant is not for the faint of heart

By Emily Belz
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Movies | Brutal film asks deep questions about suffering but has only muddy answers

High spirits

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Hackneyed Mustang raises worthwhile questions about social modesty

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Dec. 11-13 according to Box Office Mojo

Chipmunks take a fast-paced but forgettable Road Chip

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Though the first three Fox-owned Chipmunk films took in more than a billion dollars worldwide, it will take a devoted fan base to rescue Alvin and the

Midday Roundup: Officials say Las Vegas crash not an act of terror

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unclear motive. One person has died after a driver intentionally barreled into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. More than a dozen people were…

Tina and Amy

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | Crude Sisters plays for low stakes

Globe Trot: More migrants drown while leaders debate Syria’s future

By Mindy Belz
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International | AEGEAN SEA: Migrants continue to perish making the crossing from Turkey to Greece. Six children were among those who died when two separate boatloads capsized…

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