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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. 
  

Trainwreck

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Amy Schumer is on the fastest of fast tracks.  

Wandering Aimlessly Inside Blumhouse’s ‘Gallows’

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Since filmmaking collaborators Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing teamed up back in 2011 on Kid HULK — a four-minute short about a young Bruce Banner who helps a girl deal with bullies — it might be logical to assume that the pair might have been interested in attracting the attention of the Marvel-movie-universe brain trust in the hope of securing a coveted gig helming one of the highly anticipated superhero features on the horizon.  

HBO Mocks Sports Docs

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As we approach the finals of Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world (which continues in London through Sunday), HBO presents a look at the intensity of the sport through the eyes of two world-class athletes and the spectators that watched their hard work and dedication come to fruition. Just kidding.  

Aloft

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) takes audiences on a journey into the seemingly barren spiritual and emotional divide between a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and the now-adult son (Cillian Murphy) she abandoned much earlier in the child’s life.    

Amy

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The line, “I ain’t got the time, and if my daddy thinks I’m fine …” from Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “Rehab,” became her way out of going to rehab for a drug problem that apparently everyone close to her saw but could do nothing to prevent. Listening to the song now, it all seems so obvious, and maybe the song itself was her way of crying out for help.