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NEW YORK (CNS) — Like Bill Cosby, Gabriel Iglesias tells stories, not jokes. In “The Fluffy Movie” (Open Road), the rotund Mexican-American comic, whose tales are as soft around the edges as the man himself, shares engaging accounts of weight loss and the difficulties of being the stepfather of a teenage boy.
NEW YORK (CNS) — This much can be said for the passable 3-D adventure “Hercules” (Paramount): By comparison with this year’s earlier cinematic addition to the store of lore about antiquity’s most acclaimed strongman, “The Legend of Hercules,” the new film is practically a masterpiece.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CNS) — This is how a movie gets made.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Harsh events unfold in the gritty setting of sci-fi action thriller “Lucy,” making this breakneck movie a suitable ride for grown-ups with seasoned judgment. The title character’s deepening insights have more to do with a low-rent Zen Buddhism than with revealed religion.
NEW YORK (CNS) — The indignities of romance in one’s 60s entwine with a mortifyingly weak and implausible script for two aging actors in “And So It Goes” (Clarius).
Three new books help Catholics and all Christians learn about Mary, spend time with her in shrines and rely upon the Mother of God during hard times.
NEW YORK (CNS) — To describe “Boyhood” (IFC) as unique is to underestimate a film that was shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years.
“Valiant Hearts” challenges the video gaming industry, which is overflowing with violence and explicit adult content. This game, set in World War I, achieves a high level of artistry, is fun to play and informative — especially in showing the effects of hapless men facing the machines of war.
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is that rare sequel that surpasses the original in action, adventure, and 3-D animation. Kids will love the characters and action, and adults will get the inside jokes.