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

The Bling Ring

Trapped in the closets of the rich and famous.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sofia Coppola has spent much of her career enticing viewers to shed a tear for the poor little rich boys and girls of the world. With her fifth feature, she turns her attention to the sidelines,   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

A Superhero’s Shakespeare

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is a smart and chummy soiree.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Much Ado About Nothing is all about trickery. The comedy—one of Shakespeare’s best—centers on two strong-minded singles, Beatrice and Benedick, each determined never to love and never to mar   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Alien Boy

Man of Steel makes clear Superman just wasn’t made for these times.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Seventy-five years ago, as the Greatest Generation geared up to save the planet from tyranny, a figure of Christ-like perfection standing up for Earth’s right to exist was precisely what pop cul   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

A Binge of Bad: The Purge Reviewed

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Movies & Television
The Purge screened after WW press deadlines. A recommendation from critic Curtis Woloschuk: Don't binge on this dreck.Critic's Grade: C-It seems that giving America a “freebie” was the answer all along.Writer-director James DeMonaco's speculative thriller The Purge unfolds in a near future—March 21, 2022, if you want to add it to iCal—where politicians have stopped blathering about traditional ...   More
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Google (Passion) Play: The Internship Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Like its stars stumbling late to maturity, The Internship failed to screen before press deadlines. We probably should have sent an intern, but Jay Horton went instead.Critic's Grade: BWhether or not Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ever seem believable as salesmen, their sheer presence on the big screen effortlessly sells the dopiest of movies. There's a crumbling landmark quality to Vaughn's unlikely ...   More
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 JAY HORTON

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