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‘Mr. Magorium’ light but refreshing

The holiday season is upon us, and it's time for movies to make us believe. Or, at least make us feel warm and fuzzy.

January 31, 2008 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

‘August Rush’ works as gritty tale

Music has the power to uplift the downtrodden, unite strangers and bridge insurmountable distances. If you believe in those ideas even a little, be prepared for "August Rush" to win you over.

January 31, 2008 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

Visuals make for stunning ‘Universe’

"Across the Universe" takes its character names, music and whole inspiration from the Beatles' music. Such a strategy could produce greatness (such as "Tommy" or "The Wall") or it could produce something like the dreadful 1978 "Sgt. Peppers" movie starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees (I apologize for reminding you of that).

October 15, 2007 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

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2014 Fall Preview, Part 2

Last week, I profiled some of the higher-profile movies set to hit theaters in the next few months, but that's only part of the story.

September 25, 2014 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

2014 Fall Movie Preview: Can new season of films bring more dollars into box office?

The 2014 domestic box office is down 6 percent from where it was this time last year, by about half a billion dollars. Sure, the foreign box office is picking up some of the slack, but it still raises the stakes very high for Hollywood this fall season.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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