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  • Reel Critics: A 'Horrible' use of Oscar winners

    "Horrible Bosses 2" is not about bosses, office work or 9 to 5 jobs. It's about a Marx Brothers-style farce with no grounding in reality. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day reprise the characters from the original film. They bring likable...
  • Reel Critics: The sober side of Stewart

    Comedian Jon Stewart skewers our culture and politics on cutting edge broadcasts of "The Daily Show." We expect raucous laughter from his audience. We don't expect that he could move us emotionally by depicting a serious subject taken from real life....
  • Reel Critics: A Disney 'Hero' with heart

    Disney's new animated adventure delivers exactly what kids and parents expect. "Big Hero 6" offers action, humor and wild escapades with a major sci-fi touch. A new and very huggable robotic hero emerges in Baymax, who looks like a puffy cousin of the...
  • Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

    Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire
    Gangsters from Russia are the new default mafia in recent crime thrillers. Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer" and James Gandolfini in "The Drop" battled vicious mobsters transplanted from the old Soviet Union. Keanu Reeves now joins the fray as the...
  • Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice

    Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice
    Under the glare of lights in a room typically kept dark for performances, David Worthington took the microphone and gave voice to a man who hadn't been heard that evening — not in person, anyway, in this theater half a world removed from his home in...
  • 'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

    'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins
    Jon Neill will carve a pumpkin in the 40-pound range Sunday in Laguna Beach, but for him, that won't be a big deal. To put it in mathematical terms, it's less than one 20th as big as the pumpkin he carved two weeks ago. The newly hired instructor at...
  • Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'

    Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'
    Eighteen years ago, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published one of the most contested stories in modern journalism: "Dark Alliance," which alleged that a California drug ring had sold crack cocaine to gang members and funneled the profits to...
  • Reel Critics: The verdict? 'The Judge' is worth seeing

    "The Judge" is a classic character study of two complex men forced to return to their family roots. Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. create a memorable look at a father-and-son crisis situation. Duvall plays a small-town Indiana judge known to...
  • Reel Critics: 'Skeletons' opens a closet

    I'll say it up front — "The Skeleton Twins" is one of the best films this year, with amazing performances from stars better known for comedic roles. But Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Ty Burrell show us real gifts at playing darker, more troubled...
  • The Latest: Folk-rock 'Wounds'; a slick Attic

    The Latest: Folk-rock 'Wounds'; a slick Attic
    Wounds to Bind Jerry Burgan with Alan Rifkin Rowman & Littlefield; 209 pages I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 8 or 9, and I quickly began taping it, mistaking...
  • Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

    Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little
    Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground up. Heck, she's been doing it since age 7. While icons like Charlie Chaplin and Clint Eastwood drew acclaim...
  • A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center

    A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center
    With her career spanning more than 50 feature films in more than 60 years in show business, Shirley MacLaine has dazzled audiences, met prime ministers, presidents and politicians, hung out with the Rat Pack and talked with His Holiness the Dalai Lama....