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Thoroughly Modern 'Newsroom'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It’s September 2011. Occupy Wall Street is in its early stages, the country mourns the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, the 2012 election race is in full swing — a tumultuous and exciting time to re-enter The Newsroom (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO).  

Grown Ups 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The initial pairing of Adam Sandler with his comedic buddies (Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade) proved to be the least obnoxious release from Sandler’s Happy Madison production house in s  

Pacific Rim

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
When giant aliens rise up from within the earth, mankind’s only hope is to create a legion of mechanical warriors to battle the menace. Each of our robotic fighters requires two human pilots, mi  

Unfinished Song

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This international collaboration (England and Germany) will likely remind audiences of the 2007 documentary Young@Heart, which focused on a senior citizen choir that re-interpreted contemporary po  

War Flowers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Writer-director Serge Rodnunsky has transitioned from his start as a dancer and choreographer with the American Ballet Theatre (where he worked with Mikhail Baryshnikov and George Balanchine) to f  

And Still 'the Void' Remains

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
There is much drama at the heart of biblical relationships, but most modern translations resort to soap melodrama, the absurd and tasteless that has now become commonplace in our reality-based culture.  

'Drunk History' Staggers to Comedy Central

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Funny or Die’s popular web series Drunk History makes the leap to TV with its Comedy Central debut this week (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday).  

20 Feet From Stardom

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Walking out of Morgan Neville’s documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, you may come to appreciate the almost existential crisis of those talented professionals gathered around microphones just off to  

The Attack

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Co-screenwriter (along with Joelle Touma) and director Ziad Doueiri tackles this adaptation of Yasmina Khadra’s novel about an Arab surgeon (Amin Jaafari) living in Tel Aviv who embarks on a per  

Despicable Me 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
While the success of Despicable Me seemed to land at the feet of Steve Carell as the voice of Gru, the ever-bumbling villain with a heart of gold, let’s be honest: Kids and adults alike fell hea  

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
It looks like 2013 will usher in the dawn of Kevin Hart as a movie presence (but will he become the next stand-up big screen star?). His motor-mouth assault took out any and everyone who dared to   

The Lone Ranger

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Was anyone yearning for a mondo-budgeted film version of a mediocre TV show from the 1950s in which the central hero’s sidekick was portrayed in a shamefully condescending way? Probably not. Yet  

Medium Cool

(Criterion Collection) 1969, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Writer-director-cameraman Haskell Wexler’s groundbreaking quasi-documentary captures the mood of a nation at high anxiety — a nation increasingly ruptured over an unpopular war and a seemingly radical counter culture that was bleeding into the mainstream.   

The Newsroom

(HBO Home Entertainment) 2012, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Newsroom is at once a high-minded critique of what television news divisions have become (ratings-obsessed entities more concerned with the bottom line than with “speaking truth to stupid,” as one character puts it) and a wit-infused comedic drama with myriad romantic subplots (most of which come off as clunky rip-offs of the one that anchored James L. Brooks’ far more successful Broadcast News).   

Mindbenders Series Brings Devilishly Twisted Features to the 'Nati

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Pumpkin Productions, the moniker chosen by CityBeat contributing arts editor Steven Rosen, has teamed up with co-sponsor Cincinnati Film Society to present a three-day Mindbenders series, which will screen at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.