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Bauer back in action in latest ‘24’ installment

Bauer back in action in latest ‘24’ installment

May 1, 2014
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Jack Bauer is back — along with all the chilling stoicism, sharp pacing, energetic music and brilliant explosions that comprise “24’s” distinct crime-thriller style. This new season, dubbed “24: Live Another Day,” is set in London and begins with a CIA manhunt for an unknown target. The audience ... Read more »

Tribeca: ‘Chef’ cooks up heartfelt comedy

Tribeca: ‘Chef’ cooks up heartfelt comedy

April 30, 2014
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Audience members will smile from the beginning scenes of “Chef” and they may not know why. The situation is tense — the protagonist, chef Carl Gaspare, is stressed from his restaurant job, recently divorced and struggling to connect with his son. Despite this plotline, the film’s writer-... Read more »

Arts Issue: Modest projects recognized thanks to star backers

Arts Issue: Modest projects recognized thanks to star backers

April 10, 2014
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Today’s independent film directors have difficulty speaking up because of their movies’ limited commercial breadth. Over the past few years, famous actors have been publicly promoting films that would otherwise have gone unnoticed, or perhaps would not even have been made. Such beneficial celebrity infl... Read more »

“Maladies” lacks vitality to hold audience attention

“Maladies” lacks vitality to hold audience attention

March 25, 2014
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In “Maladies,” James Franco plays James, a 1960s soap opera star who moves into his friend’s beachside house with his mentally disabled sister Patricia, played by Fallon Goodson. After retiring from acting, James is riddled with hypersensitivities and voices in his head that narrate his act... Read more »

Batman, Superman hope to rewrite history in latest flick

Batman, Superman hope to rewrite history in latest flick

February 11, 2014
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Batman and Superman are perhaps the two most iconic fictional heroes of all time. But when it comes to the big screen, they exist in radically differing genres and carry entirely different reputations. Batman recently went through Christopher Nolan’s masterful trilogy, while Hollywood struggles with the Superman... Read more »

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