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Movie review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ takes a not-so-interesting path
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Movie review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ takes a not-so-interesting path
As “A Walk in the Woods” opens, Robert Redford, playing author Bill Bryson, suffers through a morning talk-show appearance. He smiles and nods and vaguely agrees with the clueless host without saying much as he is told various...
Movie review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ takes a not-so-interesting path
Movie review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ takes a not-so-interesting path
As “A Walk in the Woods” opens, Robert Redford, playing author Bill Bryson, suffers through a morning talk-show appearance. He smiles and nods and vaguely agrees with the clueless host without saying much as he is told various...
Is it country? With Lady Antebellum it doesn’t matter
Is it country? With Lady Antebellum it doesn’t matter

What exactly makes Lady Antebellum a country band?

Yes, they’re from Nashville, and all their singles get heavy play on 96.1 FM The Wolf, and their crowds are filled with cowboy boots and denim.

But there’s also a lot of...

Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled
Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as “No Escape,” a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

Where does “No Escape” take place? It's about a Texas...

Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’ an entertaining musical romp

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, “We Are Your Friends” is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and ...

Review: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ a macho shoot-em-up short on plot
Review: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ a macho shoot-em-up short on plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The idea of the high-tech, emotionless super-soldier is so popular in movies, it's practically a convention. The “Terminator” and “Bourne” franchises, and even last year's animated “Big Hero 6,...

Review: In 'American Ultra,' Eisenberg plays a stoner who can smoke 'em down
Review: In 'American Ultra,' Eisenberg plays a stoner who can smoke 'em down

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in “American Ultra,” a violent stoner action-comedy that's half “Pineapple Express,” half “The Bourne Identity,” and not as good as ...

Review: ‘Mistress America’ charms with slick dialogue
Review: ‘Mistress America’ charms with slick dialogue

The first year of college is an anxious time for anybody. The predictable framework of high school falls away, and a teenager who lived with her parents is suddenly a free-range semi-adult with her own dorm room and infinite decisions to make about...

Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ a biopic to its own beat
Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ a biopic to its own beat

The shotgun blast of fury that first emanated from South Central Los Angeles in 1988 still packs a punch.

The new, very much authorized biopic of N.W.A, “Straight Outta Compton,” aims to cement the legacy of the pioneering hip-hop...

Sounds of Summer: An eclectic mix of genres
Sounds of Summer: An eclectic mix of genres

All summer long (and probably longer), the Charleston Gazette-Mail wants to share singers and songs, albums and artists, and maybe entire new genres of music for you to get to know.

So, we've asked some people we know about what...

Review: ‘Prairie Home Companion’ farewell show ‘a good one’

Tuesday night, the Clay Center was transformed into America’s living room as Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the citizens of Lake Wobegon visited in the form of Garrison Keillor and the cast of the “A Prairie Home...

Review: Nothing remotely fantastic about ‘Fantastic Four’
Review: Nothing remotely fantastic about ‘Fantastic Four’

I'll admit it. About an hour into “Fantastic Four,” the inexplicably plodding and dreary new attempt to adapt the beloved Marvel story, I started thinking about Ethan Hunt from “Mission: Impossible.”

Wouldn't it be nice,...

Review: ’Ricki and the Flash’ pulls off hilarity, sadness
Review: ’Ricki and the Flash’ pulls off hilarity, sadness

Creating a film with solid drama beside good humor is tough. It's harder still to balance them against a complicated character so they don't sprawl lopsided, and send the audience home feeling satisfied. The bittersweet, beautifully acted “Ricki ...

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