‘Island’ signals rebirth of Garcia’s career future

Andy Garcia has been around movies since the mid-‘80s, playing gangsters, cops and other steely tough guys. My wife has always had a strong...

Spider-man spins a new web of intrigue

Andrew Garfield looks like a spider—a daddy longlegs. That is to say, he looks like a daddy longlegs with the head of a Byronic...

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Original charm lost in an unrelenting siege of special effects

Possibly the finest hour onscreen for Mickey Mouse was “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” the segment of 1940’s Fantasia in which he played the title role. The...

Harvard-Yale match a ‘60s metaphor to 2014 politics

Review by M.V. Moorhead So now we know—if we care—that the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will face each other in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. I hope everybody enjoys...

Famed amusement park gives birth to comic duo, and to a lifetime of wondrous...

Editor’s note: Kyle Maki helped guide Wrangler News for almost 15 years, during which he matured from high school graduate, to four years at...

Our movie guru offers his picks for this year’s Best Oscar Pix

For the shortest month in the calendar, we ask a lot of February. It’s devoted to love, and to commemorating our great presidents, and...

McConaughey lethally convincing as ‘Killer Joe’

What happens when the hit man you hire to murder your mother falls in love with your younger sister? That’s the major dramatic question...

Now that school’s back, nearby Phoenix Zoo becomes an even more appealing destination

A couple of weeks ago I had a strong wish to see a donkey and a howler monkey. This didn’t come out of nowhere....

A perfect time to dust off some of those delightful Thanksgiving favorites

There are countless well-loved Christmas movies, but Thanksgiving movies are a rarity. I’m not a much of a fan of 1995’s Home for the...

Animated ‘Ralph’ one of genre’s 2012 bests

When your name is Wreck-It Ralph and you no longer want to wreck things—well, what you got there is an existential drama. The title character...
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