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Posted May 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Disney’s bastardization of classic children’s literature reaches its nadir with “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” a headache inducing menage of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Underland characters tossed into a cacophonous tempest of family squabbles and lessons learned. The intended message of burying hatchets and savoring what little time we enjoy on Earth gets lost in a swirl of busyness that fails to connect on any level.

Posted May 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM

House Speaker Dennis Hastert molested high school students, Senate Whip Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge and left a woman to die, Sen. John Edwards funneled campaign funds to provide for his baby mama and self-righteous Sen. Larry Craig sought male...

Posted May 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Move over, Seabiscuit. Take a back seat, Secretariat. Here’s a real down-home, rags to riches, shaggy horse story. It’s a documentary on the feisty runner named Dream Alliance who today enjoys a comfortable life in retirement, but about 15 years...

Posted May 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM

The 47th entry in the “X-Men” franchise (just kidding, but it’s easy to lose track) stays with the younger series of actors playing the Marvel mutants. You know, the ones with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Charles Xavier and Magneto, not...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:12 AM

British actress Emilia Clarke wasn’t supposed to be Daenerys Targaryen (you can also call her Mother of Dragons or Khaleesi) on “Game of Thrones.” The part was originally played, on the show’s unaired pilot, by Tamzin Merchant (“Pride & Prejudice,”...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 4:12 PM

When Stephen Farrelly, under the moniker of Sheamus, the Celtic Warrior, enters a WWE ring these days, ever ready to deliver a vicious Brogue Kick to the face of some unlucky opponent, he’s met by both cheers and jeers from different factions of the...

Updated May 20, 2016 at 1:47 PM

The two takeaways from “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” are Zac Efron’s abs never cease to amaze and someone needs to give Rose Byrne the lead in her own comedy. She is no one’s bridesmaid anymore — she’s gold.

Updated May 20, 2016 at 1:33 PM

If you tossed the eccentric imaginations of David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman and Franz Kafka into a boiling pot of water, something like “The Lobster” would emerge. It’s a murky soup of commentary and ideas about modern love and loneliness presented in...

Posted May 20, 2016 at 1:01 AM

If you have any sense or sensibility, you’ll rush to see “Love & Friendship,” the best – and funniest – Jane Austen adaptation in years. Ironic since its source, “Lady Susan,” is considered one of the author’s lesser works. Heck, the novella – begun...

Posted May 20, 2016 at 1:01 AM

You’d almost expect a movie about catalytic converters to be exhausting, but “The Nice Guys” is so over-the-top nuts it leaves you fully spent. For this, we have the EPA (excellent partner amalgamators) to thank for having the foresight to blend...

Posted May 20, 2016 at 1:01 AM

In “Sunset Song,” British actress-model-singer Agyness Deyn portrays a girl enduring life on a Scottish farm in the early 1900s. And, at 135 minutes, the movie is truly a test of endurance.

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