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The Animals Are Great in 'Dolphin Tale 2'; Unfortunately, the Humans Are Annoying

The Animals Are Great in 'Dolphin Tale 2'; Unfortunately, the Humans Are Annoying

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Call this one The Empire Strikes Back of Dolphin Tale movies, in that it is slightly better than the original (not much —just slightly), and it has Tauntauns. (Actually, that last part’s not true.)

Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. rejoin annoying child actors  Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehi...

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Gandolfini's Finale: A Weak Ending Aside, 'The Drop' Is Fantastic, Thanks to Fine Acting Performances

Gandolfini's Finale: A Weak Ending Aside, 'The Drop' Is Fantastic, Thanks to Fine Acting Performances

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The Drop features the beautiful final film performance of James Gandolfini—and it’s not even the best thing about the movie.

That would be the central performance by Tom Hardy as Bob, a seemingly meek bartender of questionable intelligence who works for Cousin Marv (Gandolfini). Hardy disappears into ...

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True TV: 'Madam Secretary' Gets Political; 'Gotham' Forgets Batman

True TV: 'Madam Secretary' Gets Political; 'Gotham' Forgets Batman

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Madam Secretary (Sunday, Sept. 21, CBS), series debut: When the secretary of state is killed in a plane crash, Elizabeth McCord (Teá Leoni), who quit the CIA years ago over “ethical issues,” is yanked out of her college-professor gig to replace him … sure . Beyond the iffy setup, Madam Secretary kicks in...

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Meandering Mush: Terry Gilliam's Futuristic Big-Brother Flick 'The Zero Theorem' Is a Near-Miss

Meandering Mush: Terry Gilliam's Futuristic Big-Brother Flick 'The Zero Theorem' Is a Near-Miss

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

In the latest from director Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem , Christoph Waltz plays a computer hacker “crunching entities” on a mission to prove that mankind essentially came from nothing—and will return to nothing.

I won’t say that Gilliam’s movie adds up to nothing in the end, but it becomes nonsensi...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Sept. 14, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Sept. 14, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014  |  Staff

1. Brick Mansions * (20th Century Fox)

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney)

3. Blended * (Warner Bros.)

4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony)

5. Moms' Night Out (Sony)

6. Oculus (20th Century Fox)

7. Need for Speed (Touchstone)

8. Divergent (Lionsgate)

9. Draft Day (Lionsgate)

10. A Good Man (Lionsgate)

* Available for r...

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'Identical' Erratum: This Religious Fake-Elvis Movie Is an Embarrassment to Everyone Involved

'Identical' Erratum: This Religious Fake-Elvis Movie Is an Embarrassment to Everyone Involved

Thursday, September 11, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Elvis fans know that he had an identical twin brother, Jesse, delivered stillborn about a half-hour before Elvis’ birth. Ever since, people have asked: What would’ve happened if Jesse had lived?

The Identical , one of those “faith-based” movies like God’s Not Dead , Heaven Is for Real and Jesus Loved Jelly...

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