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The Lasting Legacy of Roger Ebert

Crowdfunded documentary captures legendary film critic's final days and enduring influence

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I am Life Itself community member #888. There are at least 1,656 others. All of us, although we may never know each other by name, are bound together by one of the most influential people film history has ever known: film critic Roger Ebert. 
  

Let's Hear It for the Girls

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Could this third season of Girls (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO) be the strongest yet? We’re only two weeks and three episodes in, but it’s obvious the show is evolving — along with the Girls themselves.  

I, Frankenstein

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Hollywood monster mash-up continues with I, Frankenstein, but at least this time out co-screenwriter and director Stuart Beattie (recognized for the characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean fran  

The Invisible Woman

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ralph Fiennes has made a career being typecast as men of indomitable intelligence with a healthy sense of the romantic. So it should come as no surprise to find him slipping into the role of the g  

Pawns Seize the Crown in ‘Life of a King’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Games teach us life lessons, and so do movies. But movies can strip away all of the metaphor and hidden machinations, showing us the broad strokes of what happened, meaning we get the highlights and the outcome — the shorthand version of the message.  

Benedict Cumberbatch Returns as Mad-Genius Detective

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Spoiler Alert: Sherlock Holmes is alive. OK, obviously BBC’s original series Sherlock (10 p.m. Sundays, PBS) would not have continued onto a third season if its namesake character was really dead.   

Devil's Due

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
More found footage, this time from a new husband (Zach Gilford) dedicated to documenting as much of his wedded bliss as possible. In life, everything happens so quickly that sometimes it makes sen  

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The line of actors who have assumed the role of Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck) certainly aspires to the James Bond astrological chart, although the fact that there have on  

The Nut Job

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The last couple of years have seen a huge commitment from all of the major studios to enter the realm of animation. The latest features a testy squirrel (voiced by Will Arnett) who gets kicked o  

Ride Along

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tim Story, who helmed the first two Fantastic Four movies, is likely more recognized for his comedic work with Barbershop and Think Like a Man, so its fitting that he’s reteaming with one of his Thi  

Spike Jonze Binds the Artificial and the Human in 'Her'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In an undefined future-scape, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) drifts along, penning personal letters for those who have trouble expressing emotions, dictating them into a computer and then printing them out as “handwritten” hard copies to be forwarded to loved ones.  

'True Detective' Turns Popular Cop Drama Genre on Its Head

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
HBO kicks off its 2014 programming this week with a new murder mystery anthology, True Detective (9 p.m. Sundays). The show follows Louisiana detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) over the course of 17 years, with the story jumping across three time periods.  

The Legend of Hercules

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The first of two movies detailing the myth of Hercules — the demigod and hero — played here by Twilight strong guy Kellan Lutz. Director Renny Harlin seeks to outline the origin story in broad  

Lone Survivor

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Writer-director Peter Berg (The Rundown and The Kingdom) knows a thing or two about framing high-testosterone action sequences. The camera is always right in the middle of the live-action set piec  

Most Valuable Player of 2013: Forest Whitaker

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Do you recall the first time you recognized Forest Whitaker, when he was in the kind of role that made you take notice of his presence?