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105 minutes | PG-13 | Action Playing at La Grande Drive In When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer […]

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Movie review: Hayek goes back to her bloody B-movie origins in ‘Everly’

[box_info] ‘EVERLY’ 2 stars (Grade C-) Cast: Salma Hayek, Togo Igawa, Laura Cepeda,Gabriella Wright Credits: Directed by Joe Lynch, script by Yale Hannon. A Radius/Dimension/TWC release. Running time: 1:32 MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, torture, nudity, sexual images and language [/box_info] By Roger Moore Tribune News Service “Everly” is the sort of gonzo guns and Ginsu knives thriller […]

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Zach Braff immersed himself in ‘Wish I Was Here’

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Joey King, left, and Zach Braff on the set of his new comedy, “Wish I Was Here,” the follow-up to his indie breakout hit Garden State.

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — No secret: Zach Braff is a Woody Allen fan. Braff’s 2004 emo indie, “Garden State,” which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in (opposite Natalie Portman), drew comparisons to “Annie Hall,” to “Manhattan.” More than 10 years before that, a teenage Braff had a small part in Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” as […]

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Mark Wahlberg: From teddy bears to Autobots

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Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures.

                  By Chris Lee Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Before Mark Wahlberg ever attempted to test his mettle vis-a-vis giant metamorphosizing robots from outer space — before he befriended a heroic battle-bot named Optimus Prime on screen — the actor prepared for his latest part with an unlikely foil: a talking […]

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