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  • Whiplash:

    Fresh off the Academy Awards, this exceptional character study takes you in directions that are surprising at every turn for such a small movie. Veteran character actor J.K. Simmons is Fletcher, a teacher at a prestigious music facility that turns out some of the best jazz bands in the country. His methods are harsh and brutal however, and like a drill sergeant in basic training, he sees his job as breaking down his musicians into pulp … and the ones that get past the abuse may have a chance to make the band. Andrew (Miles Teller from Footloose) is a drummer with potential … but one who may not be able to take all that is dished out. The title comes from a jazz piece that is played throughout the film. Excellent movie, but wicked language! Rated 18A.

  • Big Hero 6:

    Still playing in some theatres, this Disney film about a robot with a difference – it is essentially inflatable, sort of like the Michelin Tire Man – is funny, dramatic, and endearing. It’s a superhero movie with a difference, a sort of American-Japanese fusion that has a band of prodigious characters saving the world from a challenging enemy. The animation team responsible for Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen looked after this one, and you’ll see the family resemblance. Voices of Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, James Cromwell and Maya Rudolf. Rated PG.

  • Horrible Bosses 2:

    This is a bit of a reach for a sequel – Jason Sudeikus, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day reprise their roles as Kurt, Nick, and Dale, but really don’t have any horrible bosses this time because they go into business for themselves. That’s the reach – they bring back Jennifer Aniston as the morally-challenged dentist, Kevin Spacey has a cameo, a tip of the hat to the original movie, but the story really doesn’t hang together at all as the boys get into trouble with an unscrupulous investor and decide that pulling a kidnap caper is the way out. Modestly humorous and exceedingly rude, it also stars Christoph Waltz and Jonathan Banks. Rated 18A.

  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014):

    Spun off from the 1960s Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Peabody, the Olympic Medal-winning dog, business tycoon, and scientific genius, and his adopted human son Sherman set off on a time travel adventure using the WABAC Machine, but not in the fashion that was originally planned. Sherman is not supposed to fool with the device on his own, but he is kind of forced into it by a girl named Ariel who sets up a series of time paradoxes that Mr. Peabody is challenged to fix, with the fate of the world in the balance. Great animation, and very true to the original. Ty Burrell voices Mr. Peabody with perfect pitch. Rated PG.

     

    At the Devil’s Door (2014):

    Direct-to-Video, this one is a pretty good horror-chiller in which three things that we all recognize from the horror genre come into play – a young woman with nothing to live for who sells her soul to the devil, and ambitious realtor who believes she can sell a house with a sketchy past and make a buck, and forces of evil that believe they have a right to the lives of the stupid mortals who populate our world. Stars Catalina Moreno whom you might recognize from the F/X Network series “The Bridge.” A pretty good chiller. Rated 14A.

EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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