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The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

Tris, the ever-plucky hero of the Divergent series, pulls off a lot of neat stunts in Insurgent, but one that no one will quite be able to explain is how she manages to turn her lovely head of long hair into a sweet pixie cut using only gardening shears – no mirror, no hair spray […]

| March 24, 2015
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Project Almanac (2015)

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Project Almanac (2015)

Project Almanac is a nice surprise. Here in the post-Holiday January/February doldrums of weak action movies and unfunny comedies comes a fun little science fiction movie that lays out a clever scenario and then follows through on rational terms. It’s the kind of movie that sneaks up on you, just when you think you know […]

| February 3, 2015
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The Interview (2014)

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The Interview (2014)

It wasn’t worth it. After all the news, the threats, the controversy, the hacks, the delays, the most talked about film of the 2014 turns out to be nothing more than a weak, third-rate man-child comedy that isn’t funny enough to fill a three minute sketch on Saturday Night Live. To think of what could […]

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Video Review: American Sniper (2014)

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Video Review: American Sniper (2014)

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Foxcatcher (2014)

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Foxcatcher (2014)

If there is a singular chilling image that the movies produced in 2014 it belongs to Steve Carrell. As billionaire John du Pont (of the famous du Ponts) he stands in the front room of his family’s 800-acre estate on an overcast day and stares blankly out the window. The cogs in John’s brain are […]

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Video Review: Selma (2014)

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Video Review: Selma (2014)

Due to the fact that my camera battery only lasts 10 to 15 minutes, this video is in three parts.  My apologies.

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Video Review: The Imitation Game (2014)

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Video Review: The Imitation Game (2014)

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Let’s get this issue off the table right away: I have no problem with Peter Jackson and his company expanding J.R.R. Tolkien’s slender tome “The Hobbit” into three movies. If he tells a good story and the movies don’t bore me to tears, I’m okay with the extra time. I think the derisive grousing that […]

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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