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Captain America is more human than cartoon

posted: 04/04/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

At this point, Marvel has pretty much got its properties on lock down. After having to file for bankruptcy in the mid- ’90s, and selling off the movie rights to some of its most lucrative characters (X-Men to Fox; Spider-Man to Columbia), Marvel really started turning it around with 2008’s Iron Man, having the genius to bring Robert Downey Jr. to the role that restoked his career and gave the venerable comics giant a massive hit.

REVIEW: The Face of Love

posted: 04/04/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The clone wars have begun: On the heels of Muppets Most Wanted and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, Arie Posin’s The Face of Love presents as the latest in an odd run of movies featuring doppelgangers.

REVIEW: Goodbye World

posted: 04/04/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Some people have the will to survive whatever misfortune fate throws at them. The characters at the center of Goodbye World have a smugness that’s so firm even the collapse of civilization can’t dent their egos.

ON FILM: Scorsese’s editor discusses her craft

posted: 04/04/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

“The editor is the final author of the film.” — David Lean The name “Thelma Schoonmaker” is one which even casual movie fans are likely to be vaguely aware, even if they aren’t quite sure why.

HOME MOVIES

posted: 04/04/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Tess (1979), directed by Roman Polanski (PG, 171 minutes) The Criterion Collection release of Tess, 1979’s multiple Oscar winner by Roman Polanski that’s an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, is an artistically photographed and serenely paced consideration of sex, class, betrayal and revenge.

Noah epic reigns at box office

posted: 04/04/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Noah, the epic starring Russell Crowe, topped the box office in its debut last weekend, collecting $43.7 million for Paramount.

Film clips

posted: 04/04/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

At area theaters 86 BAD WORDS, R Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut and plays a 40-year-old who exploits a loophole in the rules to hijack a national spelling bee, in which he’s unstoppable until he finds himself forging an alliance with an awkward but unflappable 10-year-old competitor (Rohan Chand). With Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall, Rachael Harris. (89 minutes)

PREVIEWS

posted: 04/04/2014 1:48 a.m. Discuss

New this week Captain America: The Winter Soldier 87 PG-13 When a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), who has been living quietly in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world, must join forces with Black Widow and the Falcon against the unexpected and formidable Winter Soldier.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 04/04/2014 1:46 a.m. Discuss

(opening dates are tentative) Draft Day, PG-13 The general manager of an NFL team (Kevin Costner) must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection — while negotiating a trade for the No. 1 pick.

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 04/04/2014 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Who doesn’t love saving money with coupons? They can be a great way to help reduce your grocery bills, but sometimes it can cost more to use coupons.

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

posted: 04/04/2014 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. It doesn’t matter how many times you have conquered your fear before; when you do it this time, it will be a truly special experience that elevates you in every sense.

ON CHRISTIANITY

posted: 04/04/2014 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How can I be a good mother-in-law ? Our son got married a few months ago and they live fairly near us. It’s hard for me not to call them every day, but I don’t want to be an interfering mother-in-law. How can I avoid this but still let them know I care? — R.J.

Super Quiz: Seven-letter words with “rat” in the middle

posted: 04/04/2014 1:43 a.m. Discuss

1. What you do to an itch 2. Someone whose job is to take care of the objects in a museum 3. Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and others 4. A group or class in society

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