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Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in 'Draft Day.'

Movie Review - ‘Draft Day’

Apr 11, 2014 3:29pm

Kevin Costner has made great sports movies (“Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams”).

He’s made good sports movies (“For Love of the Game” and “Tin Cup”).

And he’s made “Draft Day.”

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Book Review - ‘27: A History of the 27 Club’ by Howard Sounes

Nov 18, 2013 5:07pm

You remember the first time you heard it.

Was it the guitar that first touched your soul and called you to dance? Or maybe the bluesy tones made you sway, or the sitar, the drums, the listen...

Movie Review - ‘All Is Lost’ steers Redford into Oscar contention

Nov 15, 2013 10:40pm

Just you and Robert Redford. On a boat. With no one around for miles.

Watching “All Is Lost” is like living out the fantasy pretty much every heterosexual woman has had at some point during...

Book Review - ‘The First Phone Call from Heaven’

Nov 11, 2013 11:18pm

The call almost scared you half to death.

First of all, it woke you up and everybody knows that middle-of-the-night phone calls are never good news. Secondly, you were sound asleep and third...

Movie Review - Opportunities missed in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Nov 08, 2013 10:00pm

“Thor” was half of a very good superhero movie.

Thrust into a civilization of Earthlings he couldn’t quite comprehend, Chris Hemsworth’s swaggering Asgardian made for some delightful god-of-...

Book Review - Holiday gift guide

Nov 08, 2013 5:49pm

Doesn’t it seem like your gift list grows each year?

One new member of the family by birth, three more by marriage. Two “adopted” kids who call you Mom or Dad just because. Friends who have...

Movie Review - ‘Last Vegas’ has more charm than commercials suggest

Updated: Nov 01, 2013 7:15pm

It’s being positioned as “The Hangover” for the stooped over.

A raucous “Cocoon” in a casino.

But “Last Vegas” isn’t that movie.

The comedy about boyhood friends in various...

Book Review - ‘Dallas 1963’

Oct 28, 2013 3:35pm

Let’s say you want to stir up a little something.

Start with three cups of quiet collaboration. Add in a dash of rumor; a teaspoon each of anti-Semitism, segregation and Red Scare; and a...

Movie Review - Nothing is at all natural in ‘The Counselor,’ a sexually charged crime drama

Oct 26, 2013 6:01am

“You don’t think this is an odd thing to tell me?”

It’s a question posed by an attorney known only as The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) to Reiner (Javier Bardem), a flashy nightclub owner,...

Book Review - ‘Losing to Win’

Oct 21, 2013 6:00am

It’s always in the last place you looked.

You know how it is: you’ve lost something. You look beneath, above, in and out, corners and cabinets. You turn the house upside down, but no matter...

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Book Review - One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

Oct 14, 2013 6:01am

You always hated taking tests.

Prepared or not, your hands sweated when faced with a test, and your stomach felt shaky. Whatever you’d learned, it flew from your head the second you sat down...