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Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If someone tried to put together a Reviving Dead People film festival, there wouldn’t be enough films in the genre to actually call it a festival. There’s “Frankenstein” (the feat was accomplished via electricity), “Pet Sematary” (overnight burial in sacred Indian ground) and “Flatliners” (everyone was simply resuscitated, without much explanation).Hold on, we’ve got a new entry. In “The Lazarus...

Posted Feb 27, 2015 at 2:00 AM

The best way to approach this film is to immediately dispense with its problems. The first half is stronger and more entertaining than what comes after it. Due to the surprising, and surprising amount of, twists it takes, a second viewing...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Before he ever thought of being a movie director, Neill Blomkamp was pretty handy with a pencil and a pad of paper. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was, as he puts it, “unbelievably visually-oriented. I would draw...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 7:34 AM

IN THEATERS The critics may have blasted “Jupiter Ascending” — starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne — but I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had a unique story, and...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Varsity TheatreFeb. 27-March 5Mr. TurnerFri.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 8:00ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: Cinematography, costume design, Music (original score) and...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Mr. Turner; 150 min; Rated R “Mr. Turner”is a surprisingly long movie given that it is in great part a pastiche of vignettes that capture the last 25 years of Joseph Mallord William Turner, Victorian...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Sunday is the night of all nights for the film world: The Academy Awards. Nominations for the year’s most outstanding films, actors, directors and creative teams were unveiled Jan. 15, and the outcome is still all but certain in...

Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A time machine is the only means to get back the 93 minutes wasted on “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.” The sequel to director Steve Pink’s (“Accepted”) 2010 laugh-a-minute, time-travel raunch fest finds itself...

Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pop quiz, part one: When was the last time you saw a strong performance by Kevin Costner? Last year’s “Black or White?” “Man of Steel” from the year before? The woefully underrated “The Upside of...

Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Hollywood is always aiming a big chunk of its movies at teen audiences. So it’s no surprise that lots of films make sure to take on the subject of teens and social issues. Top of my head: “Blackboard Jungle,”...

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Varsity TheatreFeb. 20-25 (See www.catheatres.com for Thursday, Feb. 26 times)Mr. TurnerNEW Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 4:40 8:00Four Academy Award...

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