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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 06:15 pm
The tepid thriller The Cold Light of Day is the sort of movie that makes you appreciate the genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Its plot of an ordinary man thrown into a case of international espionage is the...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 12:13 pm
At one point during Brian Klugman’s and Lee Sternhal’s The Words, author Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) is told that his novel is far too artistic and delicate to be published in today&rsquo...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 05:33 am
Since the release of The Exorcist nearly 40 years ago – yes, it’s been that long – there have been so many horror films dealing with demonic possession that they now constitute somet...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 12:06 pm
There are many injustices in the world. While I wouldn’t dare compare the most dire ones to the complaint I am about to file, I can’t help but cast a glance to the heavens and ask “W...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 06:08 am
Since the advent of the DVD format, one of the more revealing features that many contain is that of the “director’s cut.” Studios have their reasons for trimming the films they produ...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 02:28 pm
The biggest threat that Norman Babcock (voice by Kodi Smit-McPhee) must face is a group of zombies who shamble about with a marked lack of energy and direction. The biggest disappointment that viewers...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 12:39 am
There are too few surprises left in American movies so, as a rule, I try to avoid watching previews when I go to see a film. I know that the main attraction will begin about 10 minutes after the adver...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 09:26 pm
Lurking beneath the surface of Will Ferrell’s last two big-budget films are scathing indictments of the state of our society. During the end credits of 2010’s The Other Guys is an effectiv...


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