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‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

Friday, July 18, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of herpes, “Sex Tape” is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies everywhere. Fortunately, no medication is required after being exposed to it: The effects are not permanent, only painful.
 
Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Friday, July 18, 2014
The clever conceit behind James DeMonaco’s 2013 sleeper hit “The Purge” was not that American society had resolved its crime/inequality/population problems with an annual free-pass-for-murder “purge;” it was that this hell night came home to roost on isolated, gated suburbanites, ostensibly liberal people above this annual bloodletting, immune to its impact, but benefiting and even profiting from the mayhem — until it invades their community and their homes.
 
Something for the kids

Something for the kids

Friday, July 18, 2014
There’s a cheerful simplicity about the animated “Planes: Fire & Rescue.”
 
Timberlake gives good, clean show in Albany
ALBANY

Timberlake gives good, clean show in Albany

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Justin Timberlake delivered a fast-paced, high-energy show of nonstop dancing and singing against a backdrop of incessant video — mostly animated and enormous — and staccato lights.
 
Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class

Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It's OK to dump your classmate in the lake — as long as you're both frantically trying to stay upright on a floating log.
 
Quick Kung Pao Pork may not be authentic but it sure is delicious

Quick Kung Pao Pork may not be authentic but it sure is delicious

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This kung pao recipe is a crazy delicious weeknight-friendly recipe.
 
Room can be subtle without sacrificing appeal

Room can be subtle without sacrificing appeal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Paint your walls a bold color and friends will probably praise your creativity. Invest in a standout piece of furniture or striking work of art and your decorating is bound to earn compliments. But creating a noteworthy room with subtle, understated elegance is a bit more complicated
 

Cover spinach for growth or plant one of its close relatives

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Popeye ain’t the only swab who’s gotta have spinach. Some gardeners also crave it, freshly picked.
 
Controversial 'Wandering Dago' food truck pursues new business plan
SCHENECTADY

Controversial 'Wandering Dago' food truck pursues new business plan

Monday, July 14, 2014
Wandering Dago’s name hasn’t changed but its business plan has.
 
Spa City’s summer visitors shell out big bucks for ritziest rooms
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Spa City’s summer visitors shell out big bucks for ritziest rooms

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hotel room rentals are pricey in every summer resort town and city, and Saratoga is no different. People of influence and affluence are willing to pay several hundred dollars — even more than $1,000 — for a room or suite during the summer.
 
Capitol tour takes visitors through a history of New York
ALBANY

Capitol tour takes visitors through a history of New York

Sunday, July 13, 2014
There are 17 steps leading up to the western entrance of the New York State Capitol, and 77 on the lower or eastern side.
 
Locally produced foods sampled on Saratoga Springs tour
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Locally produced foods sampled on Saratoga Springs tour

Saturday, July 12, 2014
For the fourth summer, Joe Haedrich, a retired businessman from Chestertown, is leading weekly Saratoga Springs Food Tours, where participants nibble and sip while taking in tidbits of history and culture.
 

‘Third Person’ needs end before third act

Friday, July 11, 2014
The Paul Haggis drama “Third Person,” like his Oscar-winning “Crash,” is a series of interlocking stories. Each is fascinating, or at least interesting in its own right. Each is cast with more than capable actors.
 
Story, computer-generated images make ‘Apes’ exceptional

Story, computer-generated images make ‘Apes’ exceptional

Friday, July 11, 2014
To a surprising degree, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” belongs to the monkeys. In the uncommonly sure-handed fusion of computer-generated and live-action images, apes are the more fully realized, expressive characters.
 

Music mends broken bonds in quiet but affecting ‘Begin Again’

Friday, July 11, 2014
“Begin Again” sees Irish writer-director John Carney on a larger canvas, revisiting themes from his lo-fi 2006 indie hit “Once” — chief among them the emotional connectivity of music.
 
 

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