Michael Nordine

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  • One of the most intriguing aspects of Where Hope Grows is also among the least important: Danica McKellar (that's Winnie Cooper to us mere mortals) and William Zabka ("Sweep the leg, Johnny!") play a married couple. The faith-based drama...

  • The latest boxing documentary is at its best when it isn't really about boxing. Before moving on to the in-ring action that defined the careers of Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, and Bernard Hopkins, director Bert Marcus opens Champs with a...

  • Luke Matheny takes his title literally in Lovesick, a romantic comedy in which falling in love triggers a psychotic reaction in his protagonist. An affable elementary-school principal played by Matt LeBlanc, Charlie is initially unaware...

  • Roger Clemens will probably never make it into the Hall of Fame, and his brief appearance in 108 Stitches is rather unlikely to restore him to glory. Adhering to a game plan established too many seasons (and movies) ago, David Rountree's...

  • Historical epics are to the South Korean box office what superhero movies are to ours, and as of this writing more than 7 million people have seen Lee Seok-hoon's The Pirates -- nearly 15 percent of the country's entire population. It's...

  • The Purge had a big idea -- a near-future in which "any and all crime, including murder" is made legal one night a year -- but limited its focus to an upscale family's failure to insulate itself from the government-sanctioned carnage. Now...