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Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s safe to say that an attractive teenage girl looking to expand her sexual repertoire hasn’t necessarily taken on the Labors of Hercules. So it would seem necessary for writer-director Magg   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Conjuring

The power of beach vacations compels you!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Few people, I’m guessing, have been to Harrisville, R.I., site of the alleged true-life incident that inspired The Conjuring. But everyone will find it familiar: an isolated nowhere town where m   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Way, Way Back

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Way, Way Back is a movie about a boy—awkward and introverted 14-year-old Duncan, all hunchback slouch and downcast eyes—who learns to become a man. But it’s also a film about two men who   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Of Monsters and Men in Robots

Pacific Rim and the art of the 25-story-tall slugfest.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For two decades, Guillermo del Toro has honed a skill that few directors—especially in the mainstream studio system—have mustered: He doesn’t make movies so much as build worlds. Whether it�   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Body Double

Double duty.


Brew Views
While some filmmakers pay subtle homage to their forebears, Brian De Palma makes no attempt to hide his Hitchcock obsession. All month long, in a series called Deja Vertigo, the Hollywood Theatre    More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lone Ranger

Ho-hum, Silver!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Updating olden-day heroes is a difficult task. Like Superman, the Lone Ranger’s mythos is rooted in an outmoded American ideal, one where unquestionable good always triumphs over evil, damsels are i   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Heat

A buddy-cop flick without any burn.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Heat may be the most tragic blunder since Pryzbylewski gunned down that plainclothes cop in Season 3 of The Wire. Despite the combined talents of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, Parks and Recreati   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

White House Down

’Cause baby, you’re a firework.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In a time of international turmoil, divisive politics and increasing moral vacancy, two all-American truths remain: Channing Tatum is smokin’ hot, and watching big explosions is fun. These are t   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Brew Views: Charade

Parlor games.


Brew Views
Forget Psycho. That flick may have cinema’s most harrowing shower scene, but Charade has its most delightful, in the form of a fully clothed Cary Grant lathering himself up as a highly amused Au   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Zombie Zoo: World War Z Reviewed

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Movies & Television
World War Z so passed us by we forgot to mention it in this week's paper, much less screen it by press deadline. Turns out we needn't have bothered.Critic's Grade: CIt looks like Hollywood executives can sleep a little easier at night, once again content in the knowledge that throwing enough money at a problem can solve it. Thanks to $20 million in reshoots, Marc Forster's World War Z has managed to ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

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