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Mike at the Movies

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) **** This charming sequel to the “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” of a couple of years ago will probably fill theaters with the same demographic, but the youngsters might find this one even more…

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McFarland, USA (PG) **** Sports movies have one thing going for them: Done right, they can get away with plotting clichés that other films can’t. And this film is filled with almost every cliché in the sporting lexicon, but it’s…

Cuthbert’s Choice for the Oscars

This is the toughest year in the new century for Oscar picks. The nominees are incredibly good and with rare exception are films and performances that have been critically acclaimed without creating huge crowds at the box office. That said,…

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The Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) ***** Take the best of the Bond films, add some modern gimmicks, a very funny script, tricks and surprises, including a villainess with blade legs, spectacular stunts, fights and an ending that will literally…

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Mortdecai (R) *** You may or may not like this film, depending on how you react to British comedy done by Americans, how much you like silliness and how much tolerance you have for puns, sight gags, a plot that…

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Gone Girl (R) **** This one has been out for some time, but it is still getting much discussion so we include it this week. This is a film for adults but maybe not newly marrieds, since it portrays marriage…

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Unbroken (PG-13) ***** “Everyone in town wants you put away,” says a cop to Louis Zamperini, who is growing up in Torrance, California, as a delinquent, smoking, drinking, stealing and running away from most attempts to capture him. Zamperini’s brother…