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  • Big Eyes
    'Big Eyes' Movie Review
    “I think what Keane has done is terrific! If it were bad, so many people wouldn’t like it.” That statement from Andy Warhol perfectly sets the tone for Tim Burton’s latest film ‘Big Eyes.’ Based on a true story,...
  • 'The Gambler': Mark Wahlberg remake should have cashed out its chips long ago
    'The Gambler': Mark Wahlberg remake should have cashed out its chips long ago
    Forty years ago, James Toback took his experiences as a creative writing professor at City College of New York and his reckless obsession with gambling and penned the semi-autobiographical film The Gambler. Arriving in a decade where Hollywood...
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    New Trailer for Spooky Horror 'It Follows' Spreads the Good Buzz
    A couple of fantastic teasers for David Robert Mitchell's buzzed-about horror It Followshave already been released, and with each new look the film only seems to pick up more momentum. The premise has really caught on with people looking for...
  • The Interview
    Movie review: 'The Interview'
    Watching a movie that almost caused an international incident and turned the film world upside down, a movie that for a few days none of us thought we’d ever get a chance to see, it’s a bit difficult to manage expectations. This is,...
  • City-Lights, L.A. Style
    The State of California: Eight and Counting
    Nut cases. In actuality, they are everywhere. But California has a reputation, deserved or not. That Californians, taken as a whole, are different, is a fairly standard assessment. Thus, it is not surprising that their psychopaths are also...
  • 'The Wizard of Oz' is a classic
    'The Wizard of Oz' is a classic
    The only thing more interesting than a story about a single character on a quest is a story in which several characters pursue parallel quests. Yesterday, this column reviewed “Into the Woods,” a newly released musical in which several...
  • #Lootcrate December 2014 (Anniversary): The Joker Batman-Batman POP! Vinyl Figur
    #Lootcrate December 2014 (Anniversary): The Joker Batman-Batman POP! Vinyl Figur
    Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. Batman turns 75 this year, so he gets his own vinyl figure. My four-year-old girl loves these figures and claimed it...
  • The Imitation Game
    The Imitation Game (2014) Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
    The story of Alan Turing is criminally unknown history for much of the world- especially so for a figure who accomplished so much in his short life, and was nearly singlehandedly responsible for the modern world that we live in today. The world of...
  • Exodus Gods and Kings
    The story of Moses and Ramses to life with 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
    Films based on biblical stories are always a thin line to get right. With the religious people expecting everything to follow the story in the bible that they take as fact and others hoping to just tell their version of the story you never quite...
  • St Vincent
    Bill Murray is far from a saint in ‘St. Vincent’
    Bill Murray is one of those actors that made his career in the world of zany comedy, but as he has gotten older has taken on more mature roles and in turn has become one of the best actors out there. His latest, St. Vincent puts him together with...
  • A Merry Friggin Christmas
    They need to save the holiday and their family in 'A Merry Friggin Christmas'
    Every year there are a ton of Christmas movies hitting theaters and home entertainment, but sadly more often than not they are not anything to celebrate. The latest brings along a great cast including Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver...
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    Review: The Interview
    The controversy surrounding this film has been enormous, who would have thought that another film with Seth Rogen and James Franco would lead to an international incident? A discussion on modern day cyber security? A renewed focus on the right to...
  • Seth Rogen (right) and Evan Goldberg (left), at the first public screening of ‘The Interview’ at The Cinefamily. Photo by Tyrone Roberts. Courtesy of The Cinefamily.
    The Cinefamily Becomes a Part of History with Screenings of "The Interview"
    Until a few days ago, some hackers were acting like the Grinch, especially when it came to “The Interview.” As Variety reported on December 17, in light of threats to movie theaters and audiences, Sony pulled the Seth Rogen/James...
  • 'Magic In The Moonlight'
    DVD review: 'Magic In The Moonlight'
    Just like clockwork, every single year, Woody Allen releases another movie. Allegedly, his theory is that through volume, he is bound to have some good movies in there.Let's see if 'Magic In The Moonlight' is one of them.Wei Ling Soo...
  • 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'
    DVd review: 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'
    Robert Rodriguez is a busy guy, making films at a rapid clip. Frank Miller is one of the most accomplished comic book writers of all time. Their first collaboration in 2005 with 'Sin City' was reasonably successful. It took a whole nine...