Columbia Free Times

Once Again, Bloodthirsty Americans Target Each Other in “The Purge: Anarchy”

By James Scott | Saturday, July 19, 5:56 pm
A holiday on which Americans can legally kill each other becomes more popular than Christmas.

Segel and Diaz Make a “Sex Tape”

Apparently, the primary use of the internet, besides posting photos of your cat or your dinner, is for people to post their own amateur porn.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Treats Both Humans and NonHumans Like People

“Exorcist” Meets “Law & Order: SVU” in “Deliver Us From Evil”

The film works because these same characters could carry a non-supernatural police procedural just as well.

Bay Attempts Reboot in Transformers: Age of Extinction

I'm still suffering from sensory overload.

Cruise Retakes Normandy—from Aliens, not Nazis—in “Edge of Tomorrow”

I didn't see Edge of Tomorrow when it first came out because I was overloaded on special effects films. That was a mistake.

Hill and Tatum Move Into “22 Jump Street”

I have to respect any movie that outsmarts me, no matter how stupid it is. Don't say it.

“Divergent” Castmates Reunite in “The Fault In our Stars”

Only in Hollywood does cancer render you more witty and glamorous, but it's still not worth the tradeoff.

Frontier Laid Bare in A Million Ways to Die in the West

The next time some neo-Luddite indignantly asks, "Well, how do you think people 150 years ago survived without electricity or running water," you can tell them, "They didn't."

“Odd Thomas” Sees Dead People, Does Something About It

Has director Stephen Sommers done sufficient penance for Van Helsing? Odd Thomas says "yes."

Movies For Memorial Day

Most Americans will, thankfully, never experience combat, only because of those who have.
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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

100 State St., 803-791-3443
West Columbia

The Southern Belly BBQ

1332 Rosewood Dr., 803-667-9533


Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

Il Giorgione
 Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2406 Devine St., 803-521-5063

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