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  • 'Spike Island's' heart beats with love of rock 'n' roll

    'Spike Island's' heart beats with love of rock 'n' roll
    The year is 1990, and the do-or-die mission of the Manchester, England, teens in "Spike Island" is to get to a Stone Roses concert, staged by their local heroes amid abandoned chemical factories on the River Mersey. Though the story is drawn in broad...
  • 'Preggoland' delivers biting satire on modern pregnancy

    'Preggoland' delivers biting satire on modern pregnancy
    Writer and star Sonja Bennett skewers modern pregnancy culture in the cynical but stealthily heartwarming satire "Preggoland." A past-her-prime delinquent, Ruth (Bennett), suffers from a bad case of woman-child syndrome, nursing a college-style affinity...
  • 'The Ocean of Helena Lee' is narratively thin and strained

    'The Ocean of Helena Lee' is narratively thin and strained
    Set in Venice Beach, the fractured family movie "The Ocean of Helena Lee" is musician-writer-director Jim Akin's strained ode to the mysteries, fears and joys of uncertain childhood. Helena (newcomer Moriah Blonna) is a precociously philosophical 12-...
  • 'Skin Trade' turns serious issue into bare-knuckle brawl

    'Skin Trade' turns serious issue into bare-knuckle brawl
    Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa team up for an international human-trafficking investigation in "Skin Trade," but first, they don't waste the opportunity to beat each other to a pulp. New Jersey cop Nick Cassidy (Lundgren) kills a son of Serbian crime...
  • Review: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman take 'Flight' in adult dramedy

     Review: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman take 'Flight' in adult dramedy
    What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation. That "5 Flights Up" exists and stars acting treasures Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman feels like a minor miracle. Directed by Richard...
  • 'Playing It Cool' leaves you cold despite star-packed cast

    'Playing It Cool' leaves you cold despite star-packed cast
    "Playing It Cool" is a strained romantic comedy that seems to exist only to show how many talented, successful actors — first and foremost "Captain America" star Chris Evans — can be featured in one unworthy movie. You know you're in trouble...
  • Muddled 'Bravetown' abounds in the maudlin

     Muddled 'Bravetown' abounds in the maudlin
    In "Bravetown," a muddled collection of clich├ęs about grieving, growing up and dealing with the repercussions of war, a hotshot New York teen with an arrest record is transplanted to North Dakota. Through court-ordered therapy sessions, romance with a...
  • Actors keep sitcom-sentimental 'D Train' on track

     Actors keep sitcom-sentimental 'D Train' on track
    A recognizably delusional schlub sits at the center of the loser comedy "The D Train," thanks to the sad-sack acumen of Jack Black. He plays married yet friendless nine-to-fiver Dan Landsman, convinced he'll earn his high school alumni committee's...
  • Uneven perhaps but still a 'Noble' and gratifying effort

    Uneven perhaps but still a 'Noble' and gratifying effort
    Christina Noble, whose turbulent upbringing in Ireland informed her later life as a children's rights advocate aiding street kids in Vietnam, gets the biopic treatment with the uneven but nonetheless emotionally gratifying "Noble." Born in the slums...
  • Jazz drama 'Miles Away' hits all the wrong notes

    Jazz drama 'Miles Away' hits all the wrong notes
    In "Miles Away," jazz trumpeter Michael DeVeaux (Sid Burston) and his attorney-bandmate-brother Byron (Spoon Alexander) confront their multimillionaire father (Michael Simmons) about a menacing stranger claiming to be their illegitimate half brother...
  • A word-of-mouth hit? The perfect pitch for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

    A word-of-mouth hit? The perfect pitch for 'Pitch Perfect 2'
    "I'm gonna really embarrass myself here," Howard Stern cautioned his satellite radio listeners. "But I watched 'Pitch Perfect,' and I liked it." That 2012 comedy about a female a cappella group beloved by teenage girls? It was the shock jock's guilty...