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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  

A Duped Documentarian Seeks the Truth About the Power of a Lie

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Audiences will sit down to Alex Gibney’s new film, The Armstrong Lie, wanting to believe that thoroughly disgraced cyclist and athlete Lance Armstrong will come clean in a far more humbling fashion than he did with Oprah Winfrey.  

Better Late Than Never: 'Modern Family'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on television right now is Modern Family (9 p.m. Wednesdays, ABC).
  

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  

Sex, Lies, and 'Vinyl': VOD Debut for Sonja Kinski

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The turning of the calendar page to 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of Steven Soderbergh’s breakthrough Sex, Lies, and Videotape, so it is somewhat fitting to end 2013 with a review of a new video-on-demand release.  

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  

The Marvel Universe Leaps Across Formats in a Single Bound

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
A quiet revolution began back in 2003 with the release of The Animatrix, a collection of animated short films that explore the history of The Matrix universe. And in the case of shorts “Final Flight of the Osiris” and “Kid’s Story,” the collection dared to fill in key information that would impact the ongoing series, including the back-to-back sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
  

Streaming Shows to Binge on This Thanksgiving

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Many popular series take a break this week for the holiday, which is kind of a bummer — for some of us, the Real Housewives are the closest thing we have to family! But it does give us a chance to feast on some buzzed-about shows on streaming sites and devices. Here are some great choices to enjoy between football and plates of grub.  

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  

Homefront

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When a former DEA agent (Jason Statham) settles down with his family in a small town, you just know he’s not going to be able to keep out of trouble, especially when the head troublemaker, a met