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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?  

Oscar Isaac Discusses His Great Performance in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Fitting for a film about a musician, the songs in Inside Llewyn Davis, the new release from the Coen Brothers, sneak inside your head past the images and actions onscreen, which is surprising because those frames have a haunting quality of their own.  

Winter 2014 TV Preview

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New year, new shows! After holiday hiatus, primetime programs continue, new series begin and established shows return with new seasons. Here’s a look at what’s to come, plus additional premieres in this week’s listings.  

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
Idris Elba captures the rugged fighting spirit of Nelson Mandela, a boxing enthusiast as well as one of the few black lawyers in South Africa. But the actor, known to audiences for his breakout ro  

47 Ronin

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
Keanu Reeves, as Kai, heads up another rebellion, this time leading a roaming band of samurai (also known as ronin) seeking revenge against the shogun who killed and dishonored their master. The o  

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
The ever-unassuming Walter Mitty (director Ben Stiller, seemingly unable to choose just one side of the camera to focus on) frequently zones out. That’s what his sister Odessa (Kathryn Hahn) and  

The Wolf of Wall Street

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
Based on all of the advanced buzz surrounding Martin Scorsese’s latest film, a version of Jordan Belfort’s true story of his high flying wheeling and dealing (with all of the sordid illegal de  

Top Ten Favorite Film Memories of 2013

0 Comments · Monday, December 23, 2013
Around this time last year, I happened upon a copy of Roger Ebert’s memoir Life Itself and found in his narrative how movies have become, for me, fragments of experiences, some of the most precious minutes and hours of my life. And so, what else can I do but share a few of the best from 2013?  

Top TV Trends of 2013

0 Comments · Monday, December 23, 2013
Trends — whether in fashion, music or on television — are only slightly noticeable as they emerge, but become abundantly obvious in hindsight. From fleeting fads to more memorable moments,