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In the same manner as "Soul Surfer" not that long ago, this drama tells the true, earnest story of a young person pitted against nature ... the wet brand of it, more specifically. Jonny Weston plays Jay Moriarity, a surfer determined to conquer one of...
Tags: Gerard Butler, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, Elisabeth Shue, Movies
*1/2 (out of four) This true story of morally questionable, mid-20th century L.A. cops and their efforts to rid the city of organized crime and corruption contains so much intrigue, it’s a wonder no one’s done it before. Oops, they have....
Tags: Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi, Sean Penn, Movies, Anthony Mackie
Watch any surfing documentary, from "Whipped!" to "Riding Giants," and you'll hear the dudes speak — in hushed tones — about the treacherous and epic waves that show up off the coast of northern California when the conditions are just right....
Hate to break this to you "Blue Crush" fans, but the best surfing movie ever made is about to hit theaters. "Chasing Mavericks" will be released Friday, and it's bound to be a surf movie like no other. At least, that's what San Clemente native and big...
Tags: Gerard Butler, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Tab Hunter, Movies
*** (out of four) Seriously, Justin Bieber. Are you trying to be as obnoxious as possible, wearing sunglasses during your dinner at Ron of Japan? I mention that because instead of attending Bieber's Chicago concert Tuesday, I saw a movie featuring a...
* * * Beginners Written and directed by Mike Mills. With Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent. (R) After Mike Mills' mother died, right before production began on the graphic designer and music video director's first film, Thumbsucker,...
Zap2ItIf the economy hadn't hung in the balance, the economic meltdown of 2008 would make for a great tragic play. Still, the epic story of hubris and greed makes for a gripping, if overly taut HBO film, "Too Big to Fail," airing Monday, May 23. Based on...
Tags: Ed Asner, Paul Giamatti, William Hurt, Topher Grace, Movies
Absolute Power (1997) Clint Eastwood stars as the sensitive thief who can save the entire American political system from complete corruption. Too bad he wasn't around during the Reagan administration. Eastwood discovers presidential corruption during...
Chicago Tribune"Lucky You" is a movie about poker, romance and families and, luckily for us, writer-director Curtis Hanson has a feeling for all three. It's an entertaining movie; Hanson, the director of "L.A. Confidential" and "Wonder Boys," and co-writer Eric Roth get...
Special to MetromixThe gambling drama "Lucky You" is tailor-made for those who enjoy televised poker championships. That's bad news for anyone who believes human beings make for more fascinating movie material than playing cards and casino chips. Exuding effortless cool...
Professional poker player Huck (Eric Bana) tries to scrape together the cash for a major tournament while trading barbs with his poker champion father (Robert Duvall) and romancing Billie (Drew Barrymore), a naïve newcomer to Vegas. Set in 2003, the flick...
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