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By-the-numbers 'San Andreas' teaches 17 universal life lessons

Rather than sit here and take longer to write a standard review of this middling disaster film from director Brad Peyton than it took Carlton Cuse to write the screenplay, we're instead going to opt for something a little bit different. Here are some of the most important life lessons gleaned from watching it on the big screen. Continue reading...

Fact or fiction in San Andreas?

The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue reading...

Movie Man hates the numbers game

Q. Whatever happened to Mr. Big Shot Movie Man? We haven't heard from the old boy in quite some time and I rather enjoyed his occasional drawings back of the curtain to expose the sausage factory-esque workings of the MovieStyle section. What have you done to him? I suspect that he was a little too frank and transparent for the powers what be. Continue reading...

Home Movies

Seventh Son, directed by Sergey Bodrov (PG-13, 102 minutes) Continue reading...

Tomorrowland a rickety No. 1

The future doesn't look so bright for Tomorrowland. Continue reading...

Innovative Good Kill director enters drone terrain

Writer-director Andrew Niccol's movies are full of far- out ideas, but they can make for uncomfortable viewing because they can also seem too prescient and real. Continue reading...

Chocolate City

"Y'all seen Magic Mike, right?" Michael Jai White rhetorically asks in the opening scene of Chocolate City. "Now, we gonna add a little chocolate." Continue reading...

Aloha

Cameron Crowe fans -- and that includes most movie critics -- have cut him a lot of slack over the years. Continue reading...

COMING MOVIES

(opening dates are tentative) Entourage, R Based on the HBO series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys (Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon), are back in business with super agent-turned-studio-head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Continue reading...

PREVIEWS

New this week Aloha 67 PG-13 A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to Honolulu, the site of his greatest career triumphs, and while trying to reconnect with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) unexpectedly falls for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I got a wonderful dresser from a neighbor. We did not smell any cigarette smoke when we received it. We painted it and put the drawers back in. Now all we smell is a musty, yucky cigarette smell. I have used charcoal, vinegar, baking soda, sunlight, dryer sheets and soap. I am desperate. I don't want to get rid of the dresser. Please help! Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Your world will grow, but don't worry -- your influence will, too. New projects beckon you in June. Apply what you learned (to prove that you learned it), and you'll have a round of beginner's luck. Making money inspires you to make more in July. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: If God forgives us, then why can't we seem to forgive ourselves? I've hurt a lot of people over the years, and I'll never stop feeling guilty. I've even stayed away from some people because of what I did to them years ago. Is it ever possible to forgive ourselves? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Europe

1. Which two wars dominated the first half of the 20th century in Europe? Continue reading...

PREVIEWS Northwest Arkansas

New this week Aloha 67 PG-13 A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to Honolulu, the site of his greatest career triumphs, and while trying to reconnect with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) unexpectedly falls for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Continue reading...

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