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Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 1:01 AM

The fact-based “War Dogs” is all bark and no bite. Director Todd Phillips (the “Hangover” movies) wastes a golden opportunity to make an “Argo”-like gem out of a “can’t miss” story about two 20-something international arms dealers having a blast getting rich by circumventing the U.S. Government.The story, culled from a magazine article, is neutered by Phillips and fellow screenwriters Stephen Chin and Jason Smilovic, who make rote what should be a wildly unpredictable tale.

Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Here’s a film that gets into the idea of opposites attracting. It’s a “based-on-fact” story that’s been highly fictionalized. It’s a serious, tension-filled drama that’s at times, laugh-out-loud funny. It features two main characters that are ...

Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 1:01 AM

With their newest feature “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Oregon-based Laika, the studio that made, among other gems, “Coraline” and “The Boxtrolls,” takes a major step up in the field of stop-motion animation (no, this is not a Japanese anime film, as...

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Now Showing B&B McPherson Cinema IV, 316 N. Main St., McPherson

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

“Sausage Party” is a filthy feast – and that’s a good thing. No fruit hangs too low for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the masterminds of this grownup cartoon that plays like a big weed-fueled fever dream. It might look like a Pixar film, especially...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

In “Pete’s Dragon,” writer-director David Lowery sticks to the tried-and-true Disney formula for his earnest remake of the 1977 movie: Dead parents, child in peril, happy ending.

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Used to be the prerequisite for Hollywood biopics was the subject had to be interesting enough to sustain a two-hour movie. It always held true, even when the guest of honor was a complete hack like the hapless movie director Ed Wood, famously...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Everything isn’t bigger and better in Texas. Just ask the dirt poor Howard brothers — and most of their Lubbock neighbors who are out of work, in debt and economically depressed in the vengeance-fueled tale “Hell or High Water.” What is set up as a...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

The most recent golden era of American cinema was the 1970s, when small gems such as “Charley Varrick,” “Payday,” “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” and “The Long Goodbye” were getting lost in the crowd because that period also saw the birth of the...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It doesn’t take long for “Pete’s Dragon” to reveal itself as a Disney movie. The formula is right up front in the opening minutes. Four-year-old Pete, picture book in hand, is learning to read in the back seat of his parents’ car as they set off on...

Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 2:18 PM

“Suicide Squad” is, by most accounts, not a good movie. It’s hovering around 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, which means basically the same thing as when you got that 30 on your high school trigonometry test: That you were up the night...

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