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'Our Brand Is Crisis' mirrors 2016 U.S. election process

Although well-timed considering we in America are already knee-deep in the upcoming 2016 election process, “Our Brand Is Crisis” doesn’t go far enough for most of its runtime, and then at the last minute it goes somewhere disconnected; probably in an effort to give a rather cynical movie a somewhat...

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'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse': A typical horror-comedy

As evidenced by the lack of quality offerings out there, making a decent horror film is hard. Comedy is even harder. Mixing the two genres can make for disastrous results, and only a few have combined these seemingly disparate genres relatively well (think “Army of Darkness” or “An American...

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Local screenings: 'Indiana Jones,' 'Hocus Pocus,' 'Selma'

OGDEN — Mark your calendar to watch a free screening of “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the first of the three Indiana Jones adventures concocted by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington...

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Spanish 'Dracula' splendid, but inferior to Lugosi 'Dracula'

Watching the Spanish-language ’Dracula’ on the big screen was a marvelous experience, for it is a splendid film. But seeing it with the Tod Browning-directed, Bela Lugosi-starring iconic “Dracula” reinforces how much more effective that film is. Browning understood what George Melford, the director...

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What makes a Jane Austen story better? Zombies, maybe?

Halloween is just a few days away, and you all know what that means: Most of the Christmas-themed merchandise in stores has already been set out — and long-ago picked over. In other words, if you haven’t bought that inflatable snowman yet, you may have to wait until next September. And with...

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