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  • Foxcatcher
    Movie Review of "Foxcatcher"
    After perusing the Friday weekend guide for movies, I once again found a glut of lousy films and animation (not that animation is lousy, but I wasn’t in the mood); so I went out “indie” hunting and came out with a beaut: &ldquo...
  • The cast of "Wild" does a little Oscar baiting
    Wild review: Just stick with the trailer
    Reese Witherspoon is a good enough actress, Nick Hornby is a good enough writer; but “Wild” just isn’t a particularly good cinematic experience. It is based the Cheryl Strayed memoire “Wild: From Lost to Found on the...
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    The Worst Movies of 2014
    Being a film critic is pretty awesome. Straight up, it's a lot of fun if you're someone who loves movies as much as I do. But damn, do I hate it sometimes, too. I always hear "Oh, it must be great doing what you do" and that much...
  • Big Gay Love, DVD Review
    'Big Gay Love' DVD Review
    Bob (Jonathan Lisecki) is an overweight sometimes sarcastic party planner. He has a good life with a nice house and good friends and a job that keeps him busy. What he doesn't have is love. You know that thing that for some people seems to...
  • 'Strange Magic' is fairy tale fun
    Lucas' new animated fairy tale 'Strange Magic' looks enchanting (video)
    George Lucas’ new animated film, “Strange Magic,” is a wacky fairy tale filled with popular songs from the past six decades. Inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” it is the story of misunderstandings between...
  • Michel Gondry
    Spend the shortest day of the year watching free shorts at MyFrenchFilmFestival
    Today marks the first day of winter and also it's the shortest day of the year. Well MyFrenchFilmFestival, the annual online French Film Festival is letting everyone watch their short films for free today. While the festival doesn't start...
  • Annie cardboard cut out in Miami
    Annie review: A fun time, it's that simple
    Movie goers considering attending a showing of the most recent screen adaptation of “Annie” would do well to hope and pray that other people in the theater so not have terrible singing voices, or that they have enough self-awareness...
  • The final 'Hobbit' film is a good end to the series
    The final 'Hobbit' film is a good end to the series
    The release of the final installment in a franchise is always a mixed blessing. On the one hand, fans are eager to see how the story ends. On the other, the anticipation is over, and there is nothing new to look forward to. This weekend, &ldquo...
  • Display at the Night of the Museum 3 premiere
    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb review: The delivery is just flat
    There was a lot of potential and charm in the most recent “Night at the Museum” movie, but the timing of the jokes and action just felt off the entire time. There were some good moments. Robin Williams certainly shined with the...
  • The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies London premiere cast and crew photp
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies review: It leaves people wanting more.
    The final chapter of the “Hobbit” trilogy is the one that most closely follows the book. Bard is a level headed leader who thinks before he reacts and only uses violence as a last resort. The scene where he faces off with Smaug is...
  • Chris Rock at a Top Five screening
    Top Five review: a really good dramedy rather than a hilarious comedy
    Chris Rock was nice enough to let Adam Sandler cameo in a quality film that Mr. Rock wrote and directed himself. Sandler still owes Chris Rock after those complete turds that were the “Grown-ups” movies. Chris Rock is just a better...
  • Scrooge
    Four Scrooges
    SCROOGE (1935) The first full-length sound version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, “Scrooge” suffers from a lack of special effects, some ineffective or dull performances and several important scenes being left out. Marley...
  • 'Cyberbully'
    'Cyber Bully'
    "It's wrong...it's not right that they get away with it." Scott, the good boy she liked finally shows her some attention, but not until she has just about all but given up on life itself. She hates the medicine she has to take...
  • 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' family friendly fun
    ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ family friendly fun
    Larry Daley, Ben Stiller, is about to open the Museum of Natural History, with a new exhibit showcasing all the characters we have come to know and love, what could go wrong? It seems nothing, until Teddy Roosevelt, Robin Williams, aims his gun at...
  • "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies"
    Before "The Hobbit"...Peter Jackson's best, largely unseen, films
    With Peter Jackson unveiling "the defining chapter" of his and JRR Tolkien's massive Hobbit/LOTR franchise this weekend, the web is already lighting up with reviewers doing their best to come up with creative ways to pass judgment,...