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Redemption tale 'Two Men in Town' is an uneven mix

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Redemption tale 'Two Men in Town' is an uneven mix
The setting is striking, the cast impressive. But "Two Men in Town," a drama that's built on dread and circles the question of redemption for a newly released prisoner, falls short of the mythic territory it aspires to.

Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD

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Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD
Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row.

'Unfinished Business' is indeed unfinished

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'Unfinished Business' is indeed unfinished
The piece of business that's most unfinished in the desperate comedy "Unfinished Business" is the wan hodgepodge of a script by Steve Conrad, a talented screenwriter ("The Promotion," "The Pursuit of Happyness") who should've known better. It's remarkable to think star Vince Vaughn, helmer...

Assured 'Straight Outta Tompkins' debut a bit ham-handed

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Assured 'Straight Outta Tompkins' debut a bit ham-handed
Newcomer Zephyr Benson recalls the young Harmony Korine — not the director who earned Terrence Malick comparisons with "Gummo" but the screenwriting wunderkind behind Larry Clark's "Kids." About a teenager's descent into the drug underworld, Benson's "Straight Outta Tompkins" undeniably...

A $2,500 tube of cold-sore cream? Now that stings

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A $2,500 tube of cold-sore cream? Now that stings
Jim Makichuk bought a 5-gram tube of Zovirax, a prescription cold-sore cream, a few years ago in Canada for $34.65. That was the over-the-counter price; no insurance involved.