Oct. 26, 2016
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Maybe There’s Giant Monsters

Or maybe not? John Goodman knows.

Ok What begins on a rather Hitchcockian level quickly devolves into a mildly enjoyable tangle of run-of-the-mill jump scares, so-so performances and unresolved plot lines in 10 Cloverfield Lane,.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Alex De Vore

British Indigent

I'm so charmingly transient

Ok Long venerated actor Maggie Smith frowned her way into today’s pop culture American heart and seems quite at home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Yet Another Comic Movie

There’s even a guy who gets killed by a Zamboni

Ok When two major studios announced they were working on a Deadpool feature film, it was hard to imagine how 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios were going to accomplish bringing a lesser-known cult-status charact...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Ben Kendall


Jack Black is the chosen one, again

Ok The CGI animated film has practically become old hat at this point, with countless productions from Pixar, DreamWorks, Fox, etc. over the years and no shortage of vehicles looming on the horizon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Alex De Vore

Shenanigans and Goings-On

Sisterly love go awry

Ok Here’s the thing about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey: They’re great at what they do, and they’re not so great at what they don’t do. I know, I know, shocker! This was precisely my problem with Sisters.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Ben Kendall

Crime of the Century

The crash of 2008 is made plain in Adam McKay's new film

Ok What’s that old saying about how if you’re not pissed off, you’re not paying attention? Obviously, this sentiment rings especially true in America, where the rich literally steal from the poor, and we kno...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Alex De Vore

Animated Alternate Reality

Take the kids to see 'The Good Dinosaur' for goodness sake

Ok Disney/Pixar’s latest animated flick is also the first feature-length animated film from director Peter Sohn, best known as the model for chubby scout Russell in Up.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Brianna Stallings

Labyrinth of Whys

Labyrinth of Lies explores the Frankfurt Nazi trials but really only scratches the surface

Ok Labyrinth of Lies follows young a Frankfurt prosecutor as he seeks justice when he is unwittingly tangled within the hidden truths of a war-torn country.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Alex De Vore

Experimental Madness

Directors take off with comic aspects of genre in 'The Forbidden Room'

Ok The Forbidden Room melds the heavy symbolism of small-bore psychoanalysis with early-Hollywood camp.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Lucas Iberico Lozada

Candidate Zero

Manipulating the press and slandering your opponent to victory in 'Our Brand Is Crisis'

Ok Our Brand Is Crisis is based loosely on the 2005 documentary by the same (dumb) name, which is itself based on the real events of the 2002 Bolivian presidential election.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Alex Falcone
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Morning Word: Martinez Vetoes Education Funding Cuts

Morning Word Governor criticizes lawmakers for cutting her teacher merit pay program and stipends for teachers in difficult-to-staff districts. ... More

Oct. 25, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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