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Movie Review/Rant: “The Avengers” (2012)

“The Avengers,” written by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon, directed by Whedon, 143 minutes, rated PG-13. I’ll be the first to admit that I was an “Avengers” doubter, right up until days before its release. I had high hopes, of … Continue reading

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Complete Oscar predictions from Joel Talks Movies

2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “The Tree of Life” “War Horse” My Prediction: “The Artist” Best Director Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris” Michel Hazanavicius, … Continue reading

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The 10 best movies from 2011

Looking ahead from 2010 to 2011, the cinematic landscape looked suspect. The summer schedule was crammed with even more blockbusters than usual, as studios looked to continue or create a franchise or two every week. Some, like “Rise of the … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Take Shelter’ (2011)

In theaters “Take Shelter,” written and directed by Jeff Nichols, 120 minutes, rated R. There’s a storm brewing in “Take Shelter,” the latest film from relative newcomer Jeff Nichols, and it’s not coming from the clouds, but from the mind. … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘J. Edgar’ (2011)

In theaters “J. Edgar,” written by Dustin Lance Black, directed by Clint Eastwood, 137 minutes, rated R. There’s a duality that Clint Eastwood explores in his direction of “J. Edgar.” First, he hands audiences the Oscar-bait historical biopic that many … Continue reading

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New on Blu-ray and DVD: ‘Beginners,’ ‘Larry Crowne’

In Mike Mills’ “Beginners,” we find Oliver (Ewan McGregor), an antisocial shell of his former self (a Jack Russell Terrier is his primary companion), lingering in an emotional aftershock from three life-altering losses. The first is the death of his … Continue reading

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Five of the worst, yet intriguing, jobs in movie history

By Brian Jenkins, Guest Blogger from BrainTrack.com If you think you have a horrible job, remember: it could actually be worse. What if your boss was actually the Devil, or what if somebody at work had a hankering for your … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Tower Heist’ (2011)

In theaters “Tower Heist,” written by Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson, Adam Cooper (story) and Bill Collage (story), directed by Brett Ratner, 104 minutes, rated PG-13. Although the timing of “Tower Heist,” the latest movie from Brett Ratner, is closely tied … Continue reading

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10 must-have horror Blu-rays for Halloween: Part 2

By Anthony Crabtree, Guest Blogger 5. “The Blood Trilogy” – Herschell Gordon Lewis is a force to be reckoned with in the horror world, and this release from Something Weird Video proves it. Featuring “Blood Feast,” “Two Thousand Maniacs,” and … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Three Musketeers’ (2011)

In theaters “The Three Musketeers,” written by Alex Litvak, Andrew Davies and Alexandre Dumas (novel), directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, 110 minutes, rated PG-13. With “The Three Musketeers,” director Paul W.S. Anderson had the opportunity to break away from the … Continue reading

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