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Straight Outta Compton

0 Comments · Friday, August 14, 2015
The movie gods could not have scripted a better scenario than the narrative behind F. Gary Gray’s new release.  

Guy Ritchie: The Director and ‘The Man’ S.H.R.U.G.S.

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In more than 15 years of covering the film beat, never have I encountered a more out-of-left-field production than Guy Ritchie’s reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which was based on the telev  

Heroes and Tragedies

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
From True Detective to a true story, Sundays on HBO feature new programming for the remainder of the month with Show Me A Hero (Miniseries Premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO).  

‘Irrational Man’ Argues Against Rationalizing a Career

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
I think it might be time to start evaluating the career of Woody Allen by comparing it to the musical output of LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith).  

Jon Stewart Says Goodnight To ‘The Daily Show’

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Jon Stewart might not be the only host of The Daily Show — Craig Kilborn hosted the original program from 1996-98 — but the comedian-commentator will always be associated with his work on the show, spanning from 1999 through this week’s final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Thursday, Comedy Central).  

Dark Places

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Having written both the novel and the screenplay for David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn hands the reins over to Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), who writes and directs this take on Flynn’s novel about Libby Day (Sterling Jerins), a 7-year-old girl whose family is brutally murdered in their Kansas farmhouse.  

Fantastic Four

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Following the less-than-stellar box office results of Tim Story’s two previous attempts to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen, Chronicle director Josh Trank takes over with the assignment of injecting his dark and gritty sensibilities into the mix.   

The Gift

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Joel Edgerton has clawed his way up the ladder in Hollywood, moving on up from the foreign indie ranks (The Square and Animal Kingdom) to featured co-starring roles (Warrior opposite Tom Hardy) and spots in larger projects (Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby).  

Ricki and the Flash

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Director Jonathan Demme seemed to have disappeared from the world of feature films after 2008’s Rachel Getting Married, devoting time to documentaries (Neil Young Journeys) and television (two episodes of The Killing).   

Shaun the Sheep

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Aardman team writers Mark Burton (Chicken Run) and Richard Starzak (Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection) co-pilot the company’s latest animated production, the misadventures of a sheep named Shaun (voiced by Justin Fletcher).   

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.