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  • It's more than an even bet you'll like '50/50'

    It's more than an even bet you'll like '50/50'
    The odds given a cancer patient in "50/50" also reflect the balance struck between comedy and drama in a movie that takes on a difficult subject. Much of the comedy feels forced, but its dramatic underpinnings will have you hoping that this patient...
  • Reel Critics: Getting some laughs from cancer

    A comedy about cancer isn't easy, but writer Will Reiser and co-star/co-producer Seth Rogen draw from personal experience to give "50/50" that rare blend of raw humor and emotion without artifice. There are no wrong notes in this movie. Adam (Joseph...
  • Breakouts

    Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method' You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
  • Taking stock of Chicago TV, film

    Taking stock of Chicago TV, film
    It was a notable year for Chicago's film and TV industry, both for projects that came — and those that didn't. First, the good news. The city was home to four television series in 2012. That is an unprecedented number. TV, however, is a fickle...
  • 'End of Watch'

    Writer-director David Ayer knows how to do a gritty police drama, as he proved with his "Training Day" script, and he shows it again with this effective tale that draws one of Jake Gyllenhaal's standout performances to date. That actor and Michael...
  • 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

    'What to Expect When You're Expecting'
    Sort of the pregnancy version of such recent all-star comedies as "New Year's Eve" and "Valentine's Day," director Kirk Jones' ("Waking Ned Devine") compendium of several couples' birth-awaiting stories - inspired by the Heidi Murkoff best-seller - offers...
  • 'ParaNorman' review: The best animated movie since 'Toy Story 3'

    'ParaNorman' review: The best animated movie since 'Toy Story 3'
    ***1/2 (out of four) Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
  • 'ParaNorman' costume designs no small effort

     'ParaNorman' costume designs no small effort
    HILLSBORO, Ore. — Movie buffs probably have some idea of what goes into designing a costume for film. But what about when the star is a 9-inch-tall puppet named Norman? As I learned a few months ago during a visit to the Laika Studios set of...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Aug. 19, 2012

    now playing "The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13). The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for another man with a similar secret background. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney. TownMall Cinemas (1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Sept. 9, 2012

    now playing "2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m.) "The Campaign" (R). In this political comedy, a multi-term congressman (Will Ferrell) commits a...
  • 'End of Watch' review: Scary, funny cop drama marks worthy addition to genre

    'End of Watch' review: Scary, funny cop drama marks worthy addition to genre
    *** (out of four) The cop movie has been done. And done and done. Particularly by David Ayer, who wrote “Training Day,” “Dark Blue,” “S.W.A.T.” and “Harsh Times,” along with directing “Street Kings.&...