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  • 'The Bridge' straddles U.S., Mexico border

    'The Bridge' straddles U.S., Mexico border
    FX's new summer drama "The Bridge" has many common elements of contemporary thrillers: a sadistic serial killer, mismatched detectives and a desperate race against time. But "The Bridge" is distinguished by a hot-button issue that brings an edgy...
  • 'Violet & Daisy' review: Auto-correct accurately calls it 'violent and lousy'

    'Violet & Daisy' review: Auto-correct accurately calls it 'violent and lousy'
    * (out of four) To my knowledge, no New York crime drama has ever contained more patty-cake than “Violet & Daisy.” Three times characters play the child’s game in this appalling effort from writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher, who won an...
  • 'The Host'

    Stephenie Meyer struck gold in both books and films with her "Twilight" series, but not so much moviewise with her futuristic story of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan, doing commendable work as two characters in one) who fights for control with an alien...
  • 'How I Live Now' review: War gets between kissing cousins

    'How I Live Now' review: War gets between kissing cousins
    ** (out of four) It’s tough to forget Saoirse Ronan’s three 2013 stinkers for long during “How I Live Now,” which in its first 15 minutes features her character blabbering in voiceover (“The Host”), insisting on...
  • 'Ender's Game' is No. 1, 'Last Vegas' has better hand than 'Free Birds'

    This weekend Hollywood was again unable to lure teens to the multiplex in droves, as "Ender's Game" became the latest young adult adaptation to open with modest ticket sales. The pricey sci-fi flick debuted with a so-so $28 million, according to an...
  • Will Shailene Woodley be the new queen of YA film adaptations?

    Will Shailene Woodley be the new queen of YA film adaptations?
    Judging by the movies she'll be starring in this fall, actress Shailene Woodley has great taste in young adult books. She was at Comic-Con last week to talk about Summit Entertainment's upcoming adaptation "Divergent," Veronica Roth's dystopian young...
  • '42' is No. 1 on DVD sales chart; 'Identity Thief' is top rental

    '42' is No. 1 on DVD sales chart; 'Identity Thief' is top rental
    The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie, outpaced "Evil Dead," this year's remake of the tongue-in-cheek horror classic...
  • With 'Ender's Game,' YA movies continue to see a widening wealth gap

    "Ender's Game" may not be the best-executed adaptation in the history of moviedom. But it's based on a major bestseller and a longtime fan favorite, so by all rights it should have made a boatload of money instead of eking out $28 million on its first...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' likely to hit big, buck YA film trend

    When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
  • 2013 movies by the numbers

    2013 movies by the numbers
    375: Approximate number of hours I spent watching movies (with about 225 movies times approximately 100 minutes)   8: Number of survival stories in October (“Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “...
  • REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★&#9733
    In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers. The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...