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Stories from Movies

 

Fine cast, fine acting in ‘Sleep’

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in “Before I Go to Sleep,” a lean, twisty-turning tale in the “Memento” style.

 

Creepy ‘Nightcrawler’

A gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal rarely blinks in “Nightcrawler,” turning himself into a chilling human special effect.

 

‘Addicted’ to Cheese Whiz

Watching “Addicted” is like eating Cheese Whiz straight from the jar. There’s no nutritional value. It’s kind of embarrassing.

 

Flight and plight of the pelicans

Prehistoric creatures soaring through the sky. That’s pretty much how documentary filmmaker and avian enthusiast Judy Irving once regarded the remarkable California brown pelican.

 

Daniel Radcliffe spot-on in ‘Horns’

In “Horns,” Daniel Radcliffe grows a pair. He plays a young man whose girlfriend was brutally murdered and who has a magically realistic way of becoming what his suburban Seattle neighbors think of him.

 

3 below-radar movies to catch this fall (w/video)

Amid the release of several notworthy blockbusters are a few flicks that may have missed your attention, but should be noticed.

 

Reeves good in wicked ‘Wick’ (w/video)

Action flick plays like a Western, with allegiances between cops and hitmen, and nonstop action from the first few minutes.

 

'St. Vincent' has that Murray touch (w/video)

Bill Murray has his most adorable film role ever in “St. Vincent” as a grumpy old war veteran who becomes a father figure to the kid next door.

 

‘Ouija’ latest film based on game

Gamemakers hope movies based on board games will help spur sales.

 

‘Awake’ a compelling story

This could be a good movie to do yoga by.

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