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‘Elvis & Nixon’ is Worth Catching

‘Elvis & Nixon’ is Worth Catching

Historical footnotes can make good fodder for cinema. They are frequently populated by consequential figures, but aren’t hindered by well-known conclusions. Such is the case for “Elvis & Nixon,” a limited release film, and second attempt at the quirky story of their meeting. The first was a light-weight affair from 1998 called “Elvis Meets Nixon.”

‘Allegiant’ a Placeholder for Next Movie

As with “The Hunger Games,” Hollywood decided that the final opus of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy needed to be two movies. That was a stretch with the former, though the finale did redeem the series, and even part one of the finale to some extent. We’ll have to see if that happens here. In the

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Delivers Great Thrills and Chills

Fans of 2008’s “Cloverfield” will all want to know if “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a sequel. Both are produced by J.J. Abrams, “Cloverfield” in both titles, and without spoilers, the two are related. But they are separate stories and one need not to have seen the first to enjoy the second. Like most Abrams productions,

Misconduct Film is a Messy Mismatch

When it comes to real-life villains, pharmaceutical executives rank pretty high on the list. In “Misconduct,” Anthony Hopkins plays one who pretty much embodies all the undesirable things that we tend to envision when we picture such a creature. However, he has more important things on his mind that his PR image. The movie opens

Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Makes Tight Arguments

Not since 2009 has the left’s hero – and the right’s punching bag – Michael Moore released a movie. That drought is now over with his latest “Where to Invade Next,”  done in the style of a travelogue featuring Moore fake-invading countries from Finland to Tunisia to “steal” their ideas for dealing with various social

Zoolander For Those Who Enjoy Absurd Laughs

If you go to the movies for a storyline, character development or for any  conventional reason,  “Zoolander II” is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you appreciate the  absurd, the outrageous, the inappropriate–sort of skillfully woven together to get a laugh–then Ben Stiller’s resurrection of the fashion-satire Zoolander spoof from 2001 might

Lead Jennifer Lawrence Makes Stellar Performance in Joy

While rags-to-riches tales are popular with audiences and Oscar voters alike, it’s still a bit of a surprise that David O. Russell’s latest movie, “Joy,” has been received so well by both. I say this because the subject of the movie, New Jersey woman Joy Mangano, found fame and fortune inventing a mop. That’s right,