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  1. Box office: 'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top spot

    03.28 / 12:11 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end…
  2. Should San Clemente erect a 12-foot-tall statue of the late actor Paul Walker?

    03.28 / 12:11 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Detroit has RoboCop. Philadelphia has Rocky. According to two men at the latest San Clemente Council meeting, the city needs Paul Walker. A 12-foot-tall statue of the late actor at least. The speakers, identifying themselves at the March 21…
  3. 'Frantz' an inspired reimagining of a classic

    03.24 / 07:51 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    n 1932, the great comic director Ernst Lubitsch switched gears to make an agonizing, anti-war drama, “Broken Lullaby,” that did not impress audiences or critics and remains under-appreciated to this day. “Frantz” is a new film by Francoi…
  4. 'Raw' an impressive directorial debut

    03.24 / 07:51 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Many horror movies are content to make an audience jump, and little else. The best accomplish something more than that. “Raw,” from French writer-director Julia Ducournau, is a terrific horror film, one that sets a serious premise — canni…
  5. 'T2 Trainspotting' takes nostalgic trip toward adulthood

    03.24 / 07:51 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Nostalgia can be tricky, casting a rose-colored glow on memories that may not deserve it. Do we look back fondly on our youth because it was so magical, or simply because it was our youth, with so many mistakes yet to be made? That question…
  6. Intimate struggles come to life in 'After the Storm'

    03.24 / 07:51 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe has one of the great hangdog faces in cinema today. At least that’s the case in “After the Storm,” a new film from writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Tall and lean, Abe has handsome features — floppy dark hair…
  7. Malick gets some life back in 'Song to Song'

    03.24 / 07:51 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory that is stubbornly spiritual and anti-narrative. He eschews story conventions. He turns movie stars like Ben…
  8. Alien horror film 'Life' burns up on re-entry

    03.23 / 21:54 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    A few minutes into the alien horror film “Life,” it becomes clear there is no Sigourney Weaver on this space station. In fact, every ounce of self-preservation on this ship orbiting Earth seems to have been blown out the airlock. At times, the…
  9. Big-screen 'CHIPS' a tawdry, sexist disappointment

    03.23 / 21:54 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    “CHiPs” was a wholesome TV show in the 1970s and ’80s about two California Highway Patrol officers. They were a couple of good-natured guys who embodied California cool with their motorcycles and mirrored sunglasses, solving problems, catch…