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Movies of My Mind

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I simply can’t find the words (or the feelings behind the words) to describe the soulless hell that is this week’s reboot of Vacation. So instead, I’m daydreaming — thinking of movies that will never be.  

'Lachey's Bar' Lays on the Cincy Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
When word spread that brothers Nick and Drew Lachey — Cincinnati natives of 98 Degrees fame — were not only opening a bar in their hometown but also documenting the experience on A&E, the legitimacy of both ventures was questionable at best.  

Batkid Begins

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Delving into a phenomenon, documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman explores the startling flashpoint of the rise of a movement surrounding the granting of one 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day.  

A LEGO Brickumentary

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Somehow a simple child’s toy became the building blocks for our global imaginations.
  

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tom Cruise continues to push that gigantic boulder up the hill. I’m not sure that he’s ever truly lost his grip and faltered — at least not so that he’s felt it roll back on him.   

Vacation

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) is all grown up and eager to lead his own family on an epic road trip to Walley World, in what is jokingly played as a reset of the Vacation series.   

‘Infinitely Polar Bear’: Insight Beyond a Cute Title

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The viewing experience sometimes needs to be shared, and I’m talking about films beyond the obvious genre exercises — the found-footage horrors where very little happens, seemingly made for midnight screenings, or the mythic displays of cartoonish world-beating violence that dominate the shared mythic realms of our comic book universes.  

2015 Emmys: The Nominees

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The 2015 Emmy Awards nominees were announced last Thursday, stacking some of the best television shows, specials and movies against one another. Andy Samberg will host the big show on Sept. 20, but here’s what we know so far.
  

Paper Towns

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Screenwriters/producers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have made a name for themselves in Hollywood as the teen-to-YA dramedy guys, having worked together on (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now and The Fault in Our Stars.   

Pixels

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Chris Columbus, as a director, has bounced around the spectrum, although he tends to give audiences movies that are heavy on manufactured whimsy or seemingly sure-fire adaptations that never quite take off as they should in his hands.  

Southpaw

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The sport of boxing, especially from the cinematic perspective, is all about redemption.  

Marvel’s Ant Caper Is Fast and Fun

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sometimes it pays off big to make a few small, albeit risky departures from convention. 
  

It’s Back to Camp for 'Wet Hot' Stars

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Fourteen years ago, a massive cast of comedians embarked on their last day of camp in David Wain’s Wet Hot American Summer
  

Mr. Holmes

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I can’t say I’ve made the leap back to Arthur Conan Doyle’s celebrated detective.  

Testament of Youth

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Expertly merging the lofty romantic notions we’ve come to expect from stories of lovers blown apart by the winds of war, veteran television director James Kent captures the literary nuances likely infused in the autobiography of Vera Brittain.