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There is something slightly subversive and satisfyingly spot on when a movie about love and marriage turns on a solitary detail.
The strangest thing about "Love Is Strange," with its perfect pairing of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a long-committed couple finally able to legalize their relationship in a lovely New York City garden wedding, is how little it is about gay marriage.
A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law in asking that the case be dismissed.
His classmates were readying for their week of freedom - for the aimless bike rides, ice cream cones, sunburns. But R.J. Cutler would not waste his spring break. Just before the bell rang at New York's Great Neck North Junior High, he marched up to his English teacher and declared that, just like Cameron Crowe, he was going to become a professional journalist.
For hit me like a knuckle sandwich from a guy who definitely wasn't working for the deli.
"When the Game Stands Tall" isn't your typical football movie. Which, for its own sake, is both good and bad.
The underdog is key to a great sports movie.
The simple description for "If I Stay" is that it looks at a life and death decision.
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is like Paris after the zombie apocalypse. Beautiful to look at but not a living soul in sight.
Shakespeare knew, or maybe came up with, the first rule of teenager-in-love tales. There must be parental disapproval of Montague-vs.-Capulet proportions, or some other frictional force beyond too-tight jeans, to keep them from dissolving into mush. Because it lacks such tension, "If I Stay" just barely makes the B honor roll, despite a fine job by dark-indie darling Chloe Grace Moretz in her mainstream breakout performance.