Archive for ‘November, 2014’

Here’s a surprise: Horrible Bosses 2 is not horrible

If it’s a light ensemble comedy you’re looking for amid the Christmas shopping madness, the further adventures of Nick, Dale and Kurt should fit the bill.

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Third time’s the charm: The latest Hunger Games installment soars

Mockingjay — Part 1 lives up to the series’ first two films thanks to excellent performances and a tight, well-constructed plot.

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Rock’s greatest hell-raiser, captured on the page at last

Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg’s remarkable new Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story is one of the great pop music biographies.

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What could have been: Interstellar asks big questions but ultimately comes up short

Christopher Nolan’s biggest and most ambitious film yet takes on the fate of mankind and might have worked — except for one very serious mistake.

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The all of it, at last: John McKenna’s complete recorded works show his mastery on two CDs

The County Leitrim native was a contemporary of legends like Michael Coleman and James Morrison, and, for traditional Irish flute players, just as important.

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Nightcrawler offers a lurid, if empty, look at trash TV news

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo do good work, but the fact that a lot of TV news is sensationalistic is, well, yesterday’s headlines.

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