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Birdman soars in artistry and scope

4 out of 4 stars Backstage antics find difficulty translating to the screen. Playwrights and directors have it hard enough translating this topic to the stage. But for film, much of the in-house humor can be lost on a wide […]

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Birdman soars in artistry and scope

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4 out of 4 stars Backstage antics find difficulty translating to the screen. Playwrights and directors have it hard enough translating this topic to the stage. But for film, much of the in-house humor can be lost on a wide […]

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Fury: Brad Pitt delivers World War II-sized victory

4 out of 4 stars Brad Pitt killed zombies in World War Z, Greeks in Troy, a diabolical serial murderer in Se7en and even conventional baseball wisdom in Moneyball. But in

Wait to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day  when it hits Redbox.  You'll thank me. (Courtesy of Disney)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day: Stick to the book

2 out of 4 stars It's not easy being Alexander Cooper. He wakes up with bubble gum in his hair, gets made fun of on social media and learns the girl

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall shine in The Judge. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

The Judge: Robert Downey Jr. delivers a favorable verdict

3 out of 4 stars One sentence — that’s all you need to know about Hank Palmer, the big city lawyer who has made millions making sure his guilty clients

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‘Gone Girl’ successfully embraces its darkly comic nature

3 ½ out of 4 stars One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, Gone Girl seemed to have a target on its back from the word “go”. 

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The Equalizer: Denzel Washington’s power tips the scale in his favor

3 out of 4  stars Denzel Washington’s performance in The Equalizer has made his point perfectly clear: He deserves his own franchise - now. Liam Neeson, 62, has Taken. Sylvester Stallone,

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‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ makes good use of grim source material

2 ½ out of 4 stars Today's films owe a lot to some of the staples that came out of the 70’s. Key themes of disaster, crime, and sexuality became staples of

From left, Tina Fey, Cory Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Phillip Driver put the “fun” in “dysfunctional” as the Altman family in This Is Where I Leave You. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

‘This Is Where I Leave You’: Family reunion worth attending

From left, Tina Fey, Cory Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Phillip Driver put the “fun” in “dysfunctional” as the Altman family in This Is Where I Leave You. (Courtesy

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Gordon Ramsey puts the Hell in his kitchen

Whether it’s tears of laughter or fear, Gordon Ramsey has the undeniable power to make you cry. Hell’s Kitchen’s contestants quickly learn that there’s a fine line between fear

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Life of a TV extra on Investigation Discovery’s Season 3, Blood Ties

If you think TV work is glamorous, think again. Fun, interesting, laborious, exhausting - yes. Just not glamorous. I've been an extra now on a few shows here in the

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