Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Flick Picks

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Flick Picks

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Byline: Matt Soergel

Here are some of Times-Union movie critic Matt Soergel's favorite movies in theaters:

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE ***1/2 (3 1/2 stars) The quality of the Harry Potter movies has been astonishingly high; this fourth entry, the darkest yet, is no exception. The Hogwarts students are growing up just fine. PG-13.

CAPOTE ***1/2 (3 1/2 stars) Look for Philip Seymour Hoffman on Oscar night for his portrayal of Truman Capote, who lands in small-town Kansas like an outer space alien, investigating the murders that would become his In Cold Blood. R.

WALK THE LINE *** (3 stars) Standard rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches fare, but it gets a considerable boost from Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Johnny and June Carter Cash. Each sings, just fine. I'd even buy a Witherspoon CD, if she does that twangy thing again. PG-13.

KISS KISS, BANG BANG ***1/2 (3 1/2 stars) A way-offbeat, convoluted and snarky action spoof starring smart-aleck Robert Downey Jr. …

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