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This weekend at Harbor Theater: ‘Maleficent’ review

November 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By M. Scott Morris

MCT Information Services

I have one negative thing to say about Angelina Jolie’s movie, “Maleficent.” The character who ends up being our bad guy doesn’t have enough motivation to become the bad guy. And it wouldn’t have been…continue reading on

“Django Unchained”: A Slave’s Insurrection, Captured by Tarantino

December 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There’s something perversely appropriate about Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” being released the same year as “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” one of which takes brazen creative liberties with history, one that’s far more prudent in its license-taking, but both of which in their own way reanimated Civil War-era America in exhilarating ways. Continue Reading

With stars like these, ’Hope Springs’ eternal

August 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Seasoned actors Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep play a long-married couple who have reached apathetic levels. Arnold (Jones) is content to live an uneventful life; Kay (Streep) longs to rekindle the romance and enrolls the couple in a clinic offered by Dr. Feld (Steve Carell) in the New England hamlet of Great Hope Springs. Continue Reading

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