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Rescue of a Beach Boy

Hit machine: A re-creation of the 1960s star group The Beach Boys in the movie Love & Mercy.

LOVE & MERCY: Starring John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Kenny Wormald. Directed by Bill Pohlad. Rated M (Mature themes, drug use and coarse language) 121 minutes By Kurt Jensen GREAT art arising from unremitting suffering is a time-tested motion-picture theme. When this reliable template is applied to the biographies of pop-culture stars, however, what typically occurs – ... Read More »

It’s all ‘lost in the ether’

JUPITER ASCENDING: Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Rated M (Violence and science fiction themes). 127 minutes. By Joseph McAleer HEAVENLY bodies – human and alien – collide in spectacular fashion in “Jupiter Ascending”, a 3D science-fiction romp through the cosmos. Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, creators of The Matrix ... Read More »

Annie gets a makeover

ANNIE: Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Canavale. Directed by Will Gluck. Rated PG (Mild themes) 118 minutes. By Joseph McAleer THE you-know-what will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar, in Annie. It’s an exuberant adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical – which previously became a 1982 film – about the little orphan with big ... Read More »

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