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The Way, Way Back

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy.


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The Way, Way Back is a movie about a boy—awkward and introverted 14-year-old Duncan, all hunchback slouch and downcast eyes—who learns to become a man. But it’s also a film about two men who   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Summer Movie Matchmaking

Take this quiz to discover your big-screen boyfriend.


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Hey girl, looking to spice up your summer vacay? Hollywood hotties are heating up screens across Portland parks, and WW, your trusty guide to all things teen, is here to help you decide which movi   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lone Ranger

Ho-hum, Silver!


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Updating olden-day heroes is a difficult task. Like Superman, the Lone Ranger’s mythos is rooted in an outmoded American ideal, one where unquestionable good always triumphs over evil, damsels are i   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

Spirit of 2010

A fuzzy memory of WW’s softball championship.


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This weekend, local filmmakers Stephen Kozik and Adam Moser premiere High and Outside: The Story of Hosford, a documentary celebrating the blood, sweat, bruises, tears and heavy drinking endured b   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 AP KRYZA

White House Down

’Cause baby, you’re a firework.


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In a time of international turmoil, divisive politics and increasing moral vacancy, two all-American truths remain: Channing Tatum is smokin’ hot, and watching big explosions is fun. These are t   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

The Heat

A buddy-cop flick without any burn.


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The Heat may be the most tragic blunder since Pryzbylewski gunned down that plainclothes cop in Season 3 of The Wire. Despite the combined talents of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, Parks and Recreati   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

A Superhero’s Shakespeare

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is a smart and chummy soiree.


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Much Ado About Nothing is all about trickery. The comedy—one of Shakespeare’s best—centers on two strong-minded singles, Beatrice and Benedick, each determined never to love and never to mar   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Bling Ring

Trapped in the closets of the rich and famous.


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Sofia Coppola has spent much of her career enticing viewers to shed a tear for the poor little rich boys and girls of the world. With her fifth feature, she turns her attention to the sidelines,   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Jewish Film Festival

Oy vey, enough with the kvetching.


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Because there just aren’t enough Jews making movies, the NW Film Center’s annual celebration of Yids in cinema returns for its 21st year. As the festival enters its second week, here’s wha   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Alien Boy

Man of Steel makes clear Superman just wasn’t made for these times.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Seventy-five years ago, as the Greatest Generation geared up to save the planet from tyranny, a figure of Christ-like perfection standing up for Earth’s right to exist was precisely what pop cul   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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