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  • 'The Only Living Boy in NY' review: Bad writing makes this film DOA

    'The Only Living Boy in NY' review: Bad writing makes this film DOA

    It’s hard to know what to make of the protagonist of “The Only Living Boy in New York,” a dour but idealistic aspiring writer in his early 20s who, when he learns that his father is having an affair, embarks on his own ill-advised relationship with Dad’s 40-something mistress. Why on Earth would...

  • 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' review: Assassin meets boy scout; corpses ensue

    'The Hitman's Bodyguard' review: Assassin meets boy scout; corpses ensue

    Commercial moviemaking is often a matter of crossing your fingers and worrying about the same thing Gene Kelly did in “Singin’ in the Rain,” when, at the last minute, Monumental Pictures turned “The Dueling Cavalier” into a musical. “You think it’ll get by?” Kelly wondered. Are movie stars enough...

  • 'Good Time' review: The crook (a thief), his life and his brother

    'Good Time' review: The crook (a thief), his life and his brother

    The most legitimately divisive movie of the moment, right alongside (and more urgent than) “Detroit,” the unnerving crime thriller “Good Time” moves like a streak, barely able to keep up with its characters. The reckless, selfish, charismatic man at its core, Constantine “Connie” Nikas, is a small-time...

  • 'Ingrid Goes West' review: Aubrey Plaza embodies true horror story for our digital times

    'Ingrid Goes West' review: Aubrey Plaza embodies true horror story for our digital times

    No film has yet captured both the lure and the psychosis of social media quite like "Ingrid Goes West," a dark comedy — or is it a warning? — about a lonely soul who seeks connection and finds it, unfortunately for everyone in her orbit, on Instagram. This is the real "Emoji Movie," a true horror...

  • Snack on eclipse freebies and dining deals

    Snack on eclipse freebies and dining deals

    While South Florida isn't in the path of totality (about 80 percent of the sun will be covered at peak viewing time at 2:57 p.m.) it's still going to be a spectacular astronomical event on Aug. 21.  Snack on delicious freebies, dining deals and specials at Denny's, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, y'sKrispy...

  • Freebie Friday: Make free pinhole projector to watch eclipse; get $10 off $10 coupon at JC Penney

    Freebie Friday: Make free pinhole projector to watch eclipse; get $10 off $10 coupon at JC Penney

    It's Freebie Friday! In preparation for the Great American Eclipse on Monday, many people are looking for solar glasses to watch the big event. Fuggedaboutit! Stores are sold out. Instead, make a free pinhole projector in five easy steps. Or, grab that colander from the kitchen! I've rounded up ...

  • Free salad at Pei Wei Asian Diner

    Free salad at Pei Wei Asian Diner

    Get a free salad bowl at Pei Wei valued at up to $9 with purchase. Visit the Pei Wei Facebook to get a coupon good for a free small or regular salad bowl when you buy one. Print it show on your smartphone at participating locations. A Spicy Polynesian Poke Bowl has been added to menus. Other choices...

  • Solar eclipse special: All-you-can-eat 'Mooncakes' at Denny's on Monday

    Solar eclipse special: All-you-can-eat 'Mooncakes' at Denny's on Monday

    There will be a delicious solar eclipse at Denny's  when the chain serves unlimited "Mooncakes" on Aug. 21. As the frenzy over the Great American Eclipse builds, the restaurant chain will offer all-you-can eat Mooncakes -- known every other day of the year as buttermilk pancakes --  for just $4,...

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