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  • Every panda was kung fu fighting

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | February 24, 2016 - 5:29pm

    Rotund actor Jack Black is shaped like a giant panda bear.

  • Owens runs ‘The Race’

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | February 17, 2016 - 5:45pm

    James Cleveland Owens was fast. He could run the 100-yard dash in 9.4 seconds.

  • ‘Deadpool’ is bad boy superhero movie

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | February 10, 2016 - 7:17pm

    Poor Ryan Reynolds desperately has been searching for a superhero franchise. This is his fifth time in a comic book movie.

  • ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ offers comic mash-up

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | February 3, 2016 - 5:12pm

    Jane Austen wrote “Pride and Prejudice” in 1813.

  • 'The Finest Hours' tells sea story about doing the right thing

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | January 27, 2016 - 5:53pm

    Think of “The Finest Hours” as “The Perfect Storm” meets “The Poseidon Adventure.

  • De Niro has fun as ‘Dirty Grandpa’

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | January 20, 2016 - 6:17pm

    A popular prefix, we’ve seen “dirty” used in movies ranging from “Dirty Harry” to “The Dirty Dozen” and from “Dirty Dancing” to “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Now we’ve got “Dirty Grandpa.”This title is a tad misleading, other than that grandpa curses a lot.

  • ‘13 Hours’ brings Benghazi to screen

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | January 13, 2016 - 6:06pm

    ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is a movie about the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in that Libyan city, but this review will deal with the filmmaking and not the political fallout.

  • DiCaprio gets gritty in ‘The Revenant’

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | January 6, 2016 - 5:04pm

    As a boy, I used to wear a coonskin cap and sing about how Davy Crockett “killed him a bear when he was only 3.” But in “The Revenant,” the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie, we meet a grizzled frontiersman who almost is killed by an angry grizzly that’s protecting her cubs.

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is fun fan service

    By LINDSEY BAHR | December 16, 2015 - 6:27pm

    J.J. Abrams might not elevate the language of “Star Wars,” but he surely is fluent in it. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place.

  • ‘Star Wars’ returns under Disney’s battle flag

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | December 16, 2015 - 3:41pm

    May the Force be with you! That’s been the mantra of all six Star Wars movies that sprang from the imagination of George Lucas, even though they didn’t come to us in chronological order.

  • ‘Moby-Dick’ inspires Howard film

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | December 9, 2015 - 5:58pm

    No doubt, in school you were required to read Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” considered one of America’s greater novels.

  • ‘Creed’ really is just ‘Rocky VII’

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | December 2, 2015 - 6:06pm

    In the mid-1970s, an unknown actor wrote a movie script about an underdog boxer and used it to leverage himself a starring role.

  • 'Trumbo' offers incomplete look at dark time in history

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | November 25, 2015 - 5:29pm

    Offshore trusts were a bread-and-butter business in the Bahamas when I lived there.

  • ‘Hunger Games’ returns with an appetite

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | November 18, 2015 - 9:09pm

    On screen, Carey Mulligan is fighting for women’s rights in “Suffragette.” In Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out about the pay gap between men and women in the movie industry.

  • ‘Goosebumps’ doesn’t raise any

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | November 11, 2015 - 6:37pm

    When I used to work at Scholastic, we published the “Goosebumps” books by R.L. Stine.

  • Bond again offers a world of action

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | November 4, 2015 - 4:23pm

    After 27 James Bond films, we finally get to know the arch-villain who’s responsible for all the bad things in the world.

  • ‘Truth’ be told

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | October 28, 2015 - 3:25pm

    Whether “Truth” is the truth depends on whom you ask.CBS denies its accuracy and refuses to run ads for it.

  • Is ‘Crimson Peak’ Gothic romance or horror movie?

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | October 21, 2015 - 9:46am

    Is ‘Crimson Peak’ Gothic romance or horror movie?

  • Hanks caught in Cold War intrigue

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | October 14, 2015 - 3:30pm

    If George Clooney is this generation’s Cary Grant, then Tom Hanks must be Jimmy Stewart – a decent, idealistic, down-to-Earth everyman.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes 'The Walk'

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | October 7, 2015 - 3:11pm

    Back in February, I met Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist who walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center one misty August morning in 1974.

  • Astronaut faces daunting route home

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | September 30, 2015 - 6:11pm

    Stranded astronaut faces daunting route to return home

  • Aging De Niro, youthful Hathaway work well

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | September 23, 2015 - 10:38am

    As baby boomers age, jobs grow scarcer and tech entrepreneurs seem younger, this is a timely movie.

  • ‘Black Mass’ enshrines Depp as gangster

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | September 16, 2015 - 5:02pm

    My friends from Boston whisper the name of Whitey Bulger as if praying to a saint.

  • Statham absent from new ‘Transporter’ movie

    By Shirrel Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | September 2, 2015 - 9:38am

    Statham absent from new ‘Transporter’ movieHollywood is fickle.Proof? Former 007 Pierce Brosnan was dumped to make way for Daniel Craig.

  • ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is video game reboot

    By Sherril Rhoades
    Movie Reviewer | August 26, 2015 - 7:40pm

    Back in 2000, a group of Danish computer programmers came up with a stealth video game called “Hitman: Codename 47.” This was the first in a series of interactive games about a man who has been cloned to be a perfect assassin.