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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Some films go out of their way to have their plots act as a metaphor for the action on screen. Case in point, the recent horror film Oculus, about an evil spirit that lives in a mirror, sports a...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 “Pillar of the community” and “salt of the earth” are the kinds of things you’d use to describe Todd Burpo. He belongs to his town’s volunteer fire department, is a loving father and...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 While it could be argued that Captain America is the least “super” of the superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe, there’s no question he carries the most symbolic weight. The character,...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

The Grand Budapest Hotel most visually ornate

 It’s tempting to say that if you’ve seen one Wes Anderson film, you’ve seen them all, an ironic comment that I can’t help but think the director would appreciate. Each and every one of h...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 When Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop burst onto screens in 1987 it caused a sensation, primarily because of its excessive violence but also because of its cutting edge special effects. It also played...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 George Clooney’s The Monuments Men has the sort of pedigree that Oscar winners are made of. What with an all-star cast, including former Academy Awards recipients Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, J...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 With Hasbro having turned G.I. Joe and Transformers into successful franchises, I suppose it was only a matter of time before they built a feature around those little plastic blocks from Denmark...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor contains the most revelatory opening credits sequences I’ve seen in a long time. Composed of various documentary film clips, it quickly compresses the basic traini...

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