Thursday, December 18, 2014

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New and Noteworthy: Movies

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" gets a new-millennium reboot. (Paramount Pictures)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" gets a new-millennium reboot. (Paramount Pictures)


By Steven Rea

The Hundred-Foot Journey A culinary culture-clash, feel-good comedy, with the haughty proprietress of a Michelin-rated restaurant in the south of France facing off against the Indian family that dares to open Maison Mumbai across the street. Sacre bleu! English Oscar-winner Helen Mirren tries on a French accent, while the veteran Indian actor Om Puri has no trouble with his. PG

Into the Storm Storm-chasers chase storms and hail the size of footballs pummels the heartland in this effects-driven extreme-weather thriller. Buildings and and tractor-trailers take to the air, too - buffeted by 250m.p.h. gusts. Climate-change deniers admitted free! PG-13

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The '90s franchise starring four wisecracking, crime-fighting reptiles with the names of Italian Renaissance artists gets a new- millennium reboot, with Megan Fox on board as the lads' news reporter sidekick. Michael Bay, whose latest Transformers spectacle is still rocking the multiplexes, produces. PG-13

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