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’Split” delivers shocks, surprises to recommend

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 117 min.

In case you haven’t been on the internet or been reading film reviews in the past 10 years, director M. Night Shyamalan has become something of a polarizing figure. His first group of projects drew raves, but some audiences have since turned on the filmmaker...

‘The Founder’ serves up the nasty side of Micky D’s origins

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 115 min.

Here’s one that has been a long time coming. The Founder was supposed to arrive in theaters in 2015 as an Oscar contender, but its release was pushed back a couple of times. Heck, it barely made it out this year. Although these types of delays often denote trouble, this biography of one of the men behind the fast-food franchise McDonald’s isn’t half-bad. The problem is that while it’s a decent movie, it also isn’t an exceptional one.

The story follows milkshake mixer salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), struggling to make ends meet and driving from diner to diner, state to state, attempting to sell his wares. When he gets a...

Coach’s Korner: Alkalinity, what is it?

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What does it mean when someone tells you they are going on an alkaline diet or that they pursue an alkaline lifestyle? What exactly does this mean? What is the difference between the alkaline diet and let’s say, the Paleo diet, South Beach diet, Cleansing diet, Flat Tummy diet, Blood Sugar Solution diet, Ketone diet, Atkins diet, the Eat Right for Your Type, the Live Right for Your Type or any other diet book both past and present that currently stock our shelves today?

What is the difference? And what is the benefit to you the consumer to pursue an alkaline diet or an alkaline lifestyle? And finally, what does the individual truly understand when they use the word alkaline or...

‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ delivers muddled action

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 107 min.

Sometimes, the term “they don’t make them like they used to” doesn’t necessarily have a negative connotation. This week brings a new title in the sequels-no-one-was-clamoring-for category. Honestly, does anyone look back at 2002’s xXx with an overwhelming feeling of warmth or nostalgia? Well, xXx: Return of Xander Cage assumes that you do. Not only that, but it also doesn’t seem compelled to offer anything fresh or different upon its return.

Truthfully, one can guess the reason that this feature was been seemingly generated out of the blue. Star Vin Diesel’s Fast & Furious franchise is nearing its close. This sequel...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 20, 2017

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Welcome back to a new edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy report, with plenty of releases both big and small, critically praised and reviled. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!


Come and Find Me - In this independent thriller, a man’s girlfriend mysteriously disappears. He goes on the hunt for her, but finds himself in danger after discovering that she has been living a double life. Reviews were good for this feature. A few complained that the plotting was slow and events weren’t clarified enough by the close. However, more felt the performances were...

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