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'Vacation' (2015) — Meet a whole new batch of Griswolds

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With Hollywood updating or rebooting various properties and green-lighting endless sequels, a new “Vacation” was really inevitable, even though it’s been 17 years since the last big...

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’Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’: Choose to accept the

“Rogue Nation” (what I’ll call MI5), the fifth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, basically begins where the...


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'Infinitely Polar Bear' — and it’s casting for the win!

With all of his recent blockbuster success as the third Hulk/Dr. David Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might be easy to forget that Mark Ruffalo is very...


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'Tangerine' is so much more than just a stunt

A raucously original film, “Tangerine” made waves at the most recent Sundance not only for its story, but also for its production. Both make sense since...


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'Ferngully' playing at Peery's Egyptian

OGDEN — Bring your children to enjoy a lineup of entertainment hosted by the Egyptian Theatre Foundation and the Ogden Nature Center. The fun will include...


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Insurgent among new DVD releases

INSURGENT * (PG-13) for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language. The second of the four-installment...




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The Milpitas Monster is home-grown terror

Video Rewind is a review of an avant-garde, cultish, or otherwise odd film that has a small or large following. That means, by its fans, it can be watched over and...


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'Vacation' (2015) — Meet a whole new batch of Griswolds

With Hollywood updating or rebooting various properties and green-lighting endless sequels, a new “Vacation” was really inevitable, even though...


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'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot

LOS ANGELES  — “Ant-Man” has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener “Pixels....


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'Unexpected' treads familiar ground with a fresh perspective

Loosely based on director Kris Swanberg's life (aren’t all of these kinds of films?), “Unexpected” treads familiar ground with a fresh perspective...


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'Aloft' a demanding watch about peculiar people

A good trailer doesn’t give away too much, but it also gives you just enough. You could be forgiven wondering just what “Aloft” was going to be...


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The Milpitas Monster is home-grown terror

Video Rewind is a review of an avant-garde, cultish, or otherwise odd film that has a small or large following. That means, by its fans, it can be watched over and...