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Paranoia

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Power plays abound when a low-level pawn (Liam Hemsworth) at a major tech company gets positioned as a corporate spy within the ranks of a competing firm. Director Robert Luketic, leaving his rom-com   

Wheeling & Dealing with 'The Millers'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Maybe I’m as juvenile as my wife thinks, but the bit in trailer for Rawson Marshall Thurber’s We’re the Millers where Jason Sudeikis, as a scheming drug mule who hires a fake family to smuggle drugs across the border, launches into a Bane voice (spoofing Tom Hardy’s villain from The Dark Knight Rises) just sends me into a fit of hysterical laughter.   

Paul Schrader Tries a New Way with 'The Canyons'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Paul Schrader has had a long and often tumultuous career in movies. The 67-year-old Michigan native began his obsession with cinema as a critic in the early 1970s, one of the most creatively fertile periods in American movie history.  

Saying Goodbye to the 'Bad' Guys

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Since 2008, fans of Breaking Bad (9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) have watched the show’s central character, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), make like the series’ title and slowly shed his morals, becoming a more ruthless beast — a far cry from his beginnings as a meek, sickly chemistry teacher.  

Elysium

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Writer-director Neill Blomkamp follows up his stunning breakout District 9 with another nasty, gritty sci-fi actioner that aims to incorporate social commentary into the mix. Elysium&nb  

Lovelace

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Directors Rob Epstein (Academy Award-winning producer of the documentary features Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt and The Times of Harvey Milk) and Jeffrey Friedman (director of&  

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The budding franchise based on Rick Riordan’s young adult series about modern incarnations of classic mythological demigods and heroes returns for another box office battle as Percy Jackson (Logan L  

Planes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Are there any other inanimate objects or animals for bored screenwriters to bring to life on the big screen? The “creative team” — Pixar CCO and Executive Producer John Lasseter — behind   

2 Guns

0 Comments · Thursday, August 1, 2013
Baltasar Kormákur, the director of last year’s Contraband, reteams with that movie’s star Mark Wahlberg for yet another action-adventure. Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play competing underc  

The Hunt

0 Comments · Thursday, August 1, 2013
This powerful foreign language drama from co-writer and director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration) turns its gaze onto Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a lonely teacher caught in a custody battle, whose life  

Smurfs 2

0 Comments · Thursday, August 1, 2013
When Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry), her little blue brothers seek the aid of their human friends (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) to thwart Gargamel’s devious p  

Onscreen Alternative: Craving Black & White

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A few times each year, certain films challenge me on a deeper, primal level. They rattle the critical cage, issuing a call that necessitates a response from more than the safe sanctity of the intellect. They demand a blood offering from the heart.  

Ray Donovan: Hollywood Fixer with Personal Problems

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Following Dexter is Showtime newcomer Ray Donovan (10 p.m. Sundays), starring Liev Schreiber as a man with a messy job — one we’ve seen before. But that familiarity doesn’t make it any less entertaining.  

How 'Excited' Should We Be About the New Almodóvar?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
With certain directors, every new release takes us back to the first time we experienced their work. We remember the visceral thrills, the powerful sensuality or the intellectual austerity that captivated us and we want relive those sensations, which means we set the bar at a level so high that only a talented few can achieve it.   

Locked up and Loving It with Jenji Kohan

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Based on a true story, Orange Is the New Black (now available on Netflix) follows Piper Chapman (played by a very convincing Taylor Schilling) as she trades in her Brooklyn yuppie life with a loving fiancé for 15 months in lock-up and a prison wife.