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47 Ronin

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
Keanu Reeves, as Kai, heads up another rebellion, this time leading a roaming band of samurai (also known as ronin) seeking revenge against the shogun who killed and dishonored their master. The o  

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
The ever-unassuming Walter Mitty (director Ben Stiller, seemingly unable to choose just one side of the camera to focus on) frequently zones out. That’s what his sister Odessa (Kathryn Hahn) and  

The Wolf of Wall Street

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
Based on all of the advanced buzz surrounding Martin Scorsese’s latest film, a version of Jordan Belfort’s true story of his high flying wheeling and dealing (with all of the sordid illegal de  

Bettie Page Reveals All

0 Comments · Monday, December 23, 2013
Sexy pin-up girl mixed with a generation’s worth of budding pop cultural awareness of social liberation, Bettie Page found herself caught up in a raging battle for the soul of America when, at h  

Grudge Match

0 Comments · Monday, December 23, 2013
Thirty years ago, Henry “Razor” Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) and Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (Robert De Niro) were on a collision course for a rubber match that could have been one for the ages  

American Hustle

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
David O. Russell seems locked in to continue his critically lauded string of hits (following up The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook) with American Hustle, and one of the likely reasons has to be  

Inside Llewyn Davis

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a typically flawed protagonist in the Coen Brothers mold. A Folk singer of some relative note, Davis is arrogant (but not oppressively so), modestly talented and stub  

Saving Mr. Banks

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Poor P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson); she was such a cold woman. Full of that stiff-upper-lip game-facing that we’ve come to expect from the British (although Travers is actually Australian, but   

Walking With Dinosaurs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
We are in the midst of a strange fascination with the life and times of the dinosaur (could it be some sense that we, humans, have crossed the point of no return along the path to extinction?), an  

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The dwarves’ epic quest to re-establish their kingdom continues, bringing them and their assorted allies (including the wizard Gandalf, a coalescing collection of elves and Bilbo Baggins) into con  

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tyler Perry’s Madea creation has taken on a personality and life of its own — threatening to eclipse its creator, I would argue — but Perry has exhibited a strong controlling influence over   

Nebraska

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It’s worth wondering what’s up with Alexander Payne and his fascination with the neuroses of white men. From Election’s poor sad sack Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) to About Schmidt’s re  

Out of the Furnace

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Writer-director Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart, with a winsomely scraggly performance from Jeff Bridges, tapped into a raw, living-on-the-edge vibe that obviously would have inspired a Country son  

Black Nativity

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This musical-drama from writer-director Kasi Lemmons (based on the work of Langston Hughes) tags along with a Baltimore teen (Jacob Latimore), who is sent to New York to stay with his grandparents  

The Book Thief

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Markus Zusak’s novel about a young girl (Sophie Nélisse) struggling to survive the horrors of Germany during the second world war by stealing books and passing them along gets adapted by screen