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Wes Anderson and his Oscar ‘statement’

4:32 pm Jan. 15, 2015

This statement from director Wes Anderson about the Oscars and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a hoot.

“I’ve been asked to make a “statement” even though I feel it does sound more like bragging. Nevertheless, my

‘Paddington’ is stuffed with humor and heart (Our grade: A-)

12:48 pm Jan. 15, 2015

By Dale Roe

Who’d have thought the first great family film of the year would come from deepest, darkest Peru?

Well, that’s where its hero hails from, anyway. “Paddington,” a live-action comedy/adventure starring the computer-generated titular bear,

‘Wedding Ringer’ has sweet, funny moments (Our grade: C+)

12:44 pm Jan. 15, 2015

By Roger Moore – McClatchy-Tribune News Service

“The Wedding Ringer” is “Wedding Crashers” Redux, a “Hangover” Lite that softens manic funnyman Kevin Hart’s persona into someone almost as funny, but more sentimental than abrasive. That helps