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'Need for Speed' a high-octane thrill ride
“Need for Speed”
Directed by Scott Waugh
Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Rami Malick, Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez and Imogen Poots
2 ½ Stars
First Apple, now Google hit with kids' app lawsuit
Last month, 4- and 5-year-old brothers in New York quickly spent $65.95 in real money to buy virtual goods in Marvel's Run Jump Splash game on the family tablet. They were able to rack up the charges without entering a password. And for that, the boys' mother has joined a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google, accusing the company of deceiving consumers about its in-app purchase system, which critics say makes it too easy for kids to spend money on their Android devices.
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“300” Sequel gets a second chance for glory
“300: Rise of an Empire”
Warner Brothers Films
Directed by Noam Murrow
Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Heady, Hans Matheson, Igal Naor, Andrew Plevin and Rodrigo Santo
2 ½ Stars
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’12 Years a Slave’ rises up at Academy Awards
Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s virtual blindness to slavery, instead creating whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner “Gone With the Wind.” “12 Years a Slave” is the first best-picture winner directed by a black filmmaker.
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