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Review: The Spectacular Now surprise hit of summer

The Spectacular Now, adapted from Tim Tharp’s book with the same title, is clever, witty, and the biggest movie surprise of the summer. Set in Athens, GA, Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) faces a broken heart, a new, unexpected love, a turbulent senior year of high school and alcohol dependency. Yearning so much to not be like his unreliable, flighty father, inevitably, he ends up just like him. Sutter totes a convenience store “big gulp” size cup with him everywhere drinking away his fears. He meets a quiet not-so-popular hometown girl, Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley), who changes his look on life as she overwhelms him with love and affection.

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15 years later, Oprah is back in the movies

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox) by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The day before Oprah Winfrey began shooting “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she was at the White House, talking to the president. Her access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (this particular trip was for a 2012 campaign interview) is considerably greater than her character’s in the film. She plays Gloria Gaines, the wife of a long-serving White House butler (Forest Whitaker), whose service spans seven presidents and decades of civil rights sea changes.

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Review: Elba tries to save earth in apocalyptic ‘Pacific Rim’

IDRIS ELBA by Merecedes J. HowzePittsburgh Movie Scene QueenSometimes, in order to fight monsters you have to create monsters! Falling in line with the rest of the 2013 apocalyptic movies, Warner Brothers presents Pacific Rim starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Rinko Kikuchi. This science fiction movie depicts life in 2020s as Earth is under attack by enormous monsters called Kaijus. Kaijus, programmed to eliminate human life, are too powerful to stop. Countries join forces to initiate a war against them and create equally large robots called Jaegers to protect the diminishing human population. Military officers and service men are trained as pilots to work the Jaegers during combat.