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Blackfish

No, seriously: Free Willy.


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Living in a modestly sized city like Portland can have its drawbacks for culture vultures. Art exhibits, live theater, indie films—sometimes it’s months, even years, between reading about thes   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 RUTH BROWN

2 Guns

With even fewer brains than guns.


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Mark Wahlberg seems to be losing his criminal edge. As a reluctant smuggler in last year’s Contraband, he excelled at sneaking illegal goods into the Port of New Orleans right under the authorit   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Fighting Schools of The East

Go east, young man, and kick some ass.


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It never fails: When a hero wants to disappear, he goes west to the frontier. But when he loses his way, he goes east. East is where the swords are. And the Zen. And the magical gurus who do weird   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

I’m So Excited!

A campy flight of fancy braces for impact.


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I recently flew aboard a plane with a singing flight attendant. Her voice trembled as she thanked us for flying with Southwest and wished us a wonderful day. Half the passengers looked charmed.    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The To Do List

More like The To Don’t List. Zing!


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It’s safe to say that an attractive teenage girl looking to expand her sexual repertoire hasn’t necessarily taken on the Labors of Hercules. So it would seem necessary for writer-director Magg   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Divine Brutality

Only God Forgives swings and misses.


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Despite their extreme differences in content—the retro gangsters of Drive, the Danish drug lords of the Pusher trilogy, the wayward Christian vikings traversing their own personal hell in Valhalla R   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Conjuring

The power of beach vacations compels you!


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Few people, I’m guessing, have been to Harrisville, R.I., site of the alleged true-life incident that inspired The Conjuring. But everyone will find it familiar: an isolated nowhere town where m   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Of Monsters and Men in Robots

Pacific Rim and the art of the 25-story-tall slugfest.


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For two decades, Guillermo del Toro has honed a skill that few directors—especially in the mainstream studio system—have mustered: He doesn’t make movies so much as build worlds. Whether it�   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Way, Way Back

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy.


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The Way, Way Back is a movie about a boy—awkward and introverted 14-year-old Duncan, all hunchback slouch and downcast eyes—who learns to become a man. But it’s also a film about two men who   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Summer Movie Matchmaking

Take this quiz to discover your big-screen boyfriend.


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Hey girl, looking to spice up your summer vacay? Hollywood hotties are heating up screens across Portland parks, and WW, your trusty guide to all things teen, is here to help you decide which movi   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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