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Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel be built out of Legos

June 13, 2014

There are fans of Wes Anderson films and then there is Ryan Ziegelbauer and his team of eight model builders who used 575 hours of their lives constructing the Grand Budapest [...]

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No Heartbreak at ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

March 22, 2014

Dressed in baggy, striped prison attire, Ralph Fiennes wheels his book cart and delivers a pink box of Mendl’s sweets to one cell block. Three inmates climb down from bunk [...]

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Movie Review: ‘Blue Jasmine’ a return to old form for Woody Allen

August 2, 2013

In Woody Allen’s last two films, love filled the screen with Midnight in Paris and To Rome With Love. Rumblings spread through art houses that the old man’s heart had softened or that [...]

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‘The Way, Way Back’ is a Coming-of-Age Must-See

July 12, 2013

To those complaining about there being too many films that complain that there aren’t any meaningful films to see or that the theaters are filled with computer generated this and [...]


Evolving and Overachieving with The Way Way Back’s Jim Rash and Nat Faxon

July 11, 2013

In the opening scene of the  The Way, Way Back, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s (the Oscar-winning screenwriters of The Descendants) dynamite coming-of-age film, Duncan (Liam James, The Killing) is [...]

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Movie Review: Embrace Your Inner Eco-terrorist in ‘The East’

June 14, 2013

The East combines two movie genres, a deep undercover spy story with a drama that brings social issues to the discussion, specifically targeting the gray areas. Brit Marling is Jane, [...]

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Review: ‘The Kings of Summer’ Reign is Timely Amid Annual Blockbuster Brawl

May 31, 2013

Every blockbuster summer movie season needs a few small, independent films that take viewers away from the explosions, the apocalypse, or never-ending string of sequels. The attempts to out-obliterate each [...]

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Warm Bodies Review: The Heart Still Beats in this Walking Dead

February 2, 2013

Up until now 99.9% of zombie movies are a one-way street to destruction and relentless survival. There’s no hope for a cure because it’s all part of the design to [...]


The Box Office Story: ‘Ted’ and ‘Mike’ Go 1, 2, ‘Brave’ Drops to Third

July 2, 2012

While it didn’t match the opening weekend for The Avengers or The Hunger Games, June 29-July 1 produced the third biggest box office weekend of 2012, with four films making [...]

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Movie Review: Magic Mike – The Thrills Are Cheap; So What’s Wrong With That?

June 30, 2012

Would it matter If I said Magic Mike was a bad movie? Are there persuasive enough words to scare off those who are jumping up and down to see Channing [...]