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Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

Backstage, the singer is informed that he and his band won’t be closing the show; that honor will be going to an up-and-coming British band called the Rolling Stones.

Review: 'Calvary' is exquisitely nuanced

Review: ‘Calvary’ is exquisitely nuanced

As with the work of McDonagh’s younger brother, the playwright, screenwriter and director Martin McDonagh, an inherent irreverence is essential to both “The Guard” and this film.

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

“I’m speechless. Thanks for having me in your club,” Thomas said, getting emotional as he remembered his late father.

Review: 'Boyhood' _ simple story, stunningly told

Review: ‘Boyhood’ _ simple story, stunningly told

How lucky, you think, that Linklater was able to incorporate a real-life homer into his scene.

Review: Braff's fan-funded film doesn't pay off

Review: Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off

We can argue about whether these were worthy reasons to ask for $2 million (in fact, fans ultimately gave Braff more than $3 million, after which he also got traditional financing.)

Review: 'Sex Tape' an X-rated tale with a PG plot

Review: ‘Sex Tape’ an X-rated tale with a PG plot

Judd Apatow’s landmark film rightfully ushered in a new era in comedy, but it has also inspired a now sizable cottage industry of thin movies (“The Hangover,” ”The Five-Year Engagement,” ”Bad Teacher,” ”Horrible Bosses,” ”The Other Woman”) with concepts boasting good titles but shallow stories.

Review: 'Purge' sequel provides requisite thrills

Review: ‘Purge’ sequel provides requisite thrills

Set ten years in the future, the film written and directed by James DeMonaco (repeating his chores from the original) again takes place during the annual Purge, a government-sanctioned 12-hour period in which ordinary citizens are allowed to commit heinous crimes with no fear of punishment.

Review: Allen casts a limp spell in 'Magic'

Review: Allen casts a limp spell in ‘Magic’

“Like drinking lemonade” is how Allen has described his escapist aims for his movies.

Review: No monkey business in 'Planet of the Apes'

Review: No monkey business in ‘Planet of the Apes’

Caesar was a fine character then, but in “Dawn,” he shifts to center stage.

Here's WHAT'S HAPPENING this weekend in the Aurora area: 5 cool things to do

Here’s WHAT’S HAPPENING this weekend in the Aurora area: 5 cool things to do

Your guide to the some best bets in music, theater, markets and events in the Aurora metro area through Sunday night