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The Best of All Unmade Movies?

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ tells the story about a movie that couldn’t

Yay Lots of movies don’t get made. In his book A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson spends a chapter on a film called Arrive Alive that was shut down after a few weeks of production.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel

Who's That Idiot on the Airwaves?

'Alan Partridge' is hilarious

Yay It’s nice to see Steve Coogan back in top form as Alan Partridge, a character he’s played roughly one billion times.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Soylent Green Ain't the Only Thing That's People

There’s a lot to the minimalist 'Under the Skin'

Yay Under the Skin isn’t for everyone. Those who do not enjoy meandering present-day sci-fi journeys about human nature should stay away

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Still Rumsfeld After All These Years

‘The Unknown Known’ is a fascinating portrait of an unknowable person

Yay Donald Rumsfeld tries to expand on some of his linguistic peculiarities in Errol Morris’ fascinating The Unknown Known.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel

Band of Brothers

‘Mistaken for Strangers’ explores family relationships in a rock band

Yay Mistaken for Strangers is a funny and touching documentary by Tom Berninger about his relationship with his older brother.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel

Nice Shield

Go see 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Yay Captain America: The Winter Soldier blows its predecessor out of the water and rivals The Avengers for slam-bang action and thrills. It’s the best Marvel movie thus far.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 David Riedel

Life on Mars

Fan-driven reunion mostly satisfies

Yay The fans receive an overdue reunion with nearly all the show’s original characters, but plotwise Veronica Mars doesn’t hold up to the intricacy and surprises the show delivered.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Julia Goldberg

Jingle All the Way?

‘Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys’ spends a year with reindeer herders

Yay Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys follows brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki for a year through Finnish Lapland.

Monday, March 31, 2014 David Riedel

She blinded me with science

Particle Fever is a fascinating trip down the rabbit hole of physics

Yay A documentary about a bunch of science nerds in the U.S. and abroad getting feverish over the possibility of discovering the Higgs particle and its implications regarding the Standard Model of particle physics.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

Now, this is what we call the Muppet Show

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a million times better than ‘The Muppets’

Yay Muppets Most Wanted is cheerful, laugh-out-loud funny and features one of the best Muppets ever (who has been absent since the 1970s): Mean Kermit. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 David Riedel
 
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