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A book about critical movie watching and more

Did you ever go to a movie and say to yourself: “Boy, that was a stinker!” Recently, that was my exact feeling after watching the fiasco, “The Mummy.” I thought, “Where is Lon Chaney, Jr., the mummy in that 1941 […]

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Did you ever go to a movie and say to yourself: “Boy, that was a stinker!” Recently, that was my exact feeling after watching the fiasco, “The Mummy.” I thought, “Where is Lon Chaney, Jr., the mummy in that 1941 […]

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Die Hard buzz kill: Fans ruining movies

Have you ever gone to a movie, liked it, and then gone online to check out thoughts from “the common man” on its IMDb message board? Chances are, you’ve found

EU opens antitrust case against Hollywood studios

Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. find themselves in a European drama. On Thursday the European Union (EU) opened an antitrust

Mad Max Fury Road: The greatest film romance in a decade

There are no declarations of love, or even declarations of fondness. There’s no sex, no smooching, and not even any flirting. They don’t have a cute first meeting, and

If you don’t like The Hobbit your life is probably terrible

The modern world is a cruel dystopia of relentless crushing banality. Our jobs are boring, our social lives have been commodified into barren online networks, and our culture is

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,

‘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

‘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

‘When the Game Stands Tall’ lives up to lofty expectations

3 out of 4 stars Hollywood, for as long as film's been in the camera, has loved telling the story of triumphant underdogs. The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, Major League and

‘Let’s Be Cops’ wears out its welcome too soon

½ out of 4 stars The trailer looked lame, let’s not kid ourselves. Those two guys from New Girl that aren’t Max Greenfield know their comedy, but Let’s Be Cops already

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