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Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect

Look, we’re just as surprised as you. A teen musical is not very 40-something hipster and we went into it convinced the whole show choir thing was as tired of a premise as vampires. And, it’s a pretty predictable young love sto...

 
 
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Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania

Comedic actor Adam Sandler used to be box office gold. His films that came out during the ’90s and early ’00s were huge hits. And he even successfully tried his hand at drama with 2002’s Punch Drunk Love. But somehow he lost hi...

 
 
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End of Watch
End of Watch
End of Watch

The young adrenaline-junkie LAPD officers in End of Watch are as fool-hardy as they are unlucky. The partners are put on a new beat in South Central Los Angeles after being cleared of a shooting. While on the lookout for guns, ...

 
 
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Dredd 3D
Dredd 3D
Dredd 3D

Dredd 3D is set in a desperate, gritty American super-city of the future that might be totally ruled by fear if it weren’t for the “judges”—heavily armed uniformed law enforcement officials who operate under a legal system that...

 
 
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The Master
The Master
The Master

We love the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, the guy behind cult classics such as Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Hard Eight and There Will Be Blood. And yet The Master, his much-anticipated latest opus, doesn’t measure up to previous e...

 
 
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A quiet kid who enjoys reading classic literary novels more than playing sports, Charlie (Logan Lerman) has some well-founded fears as he begins freshman year of high school. He’s afraid the other students won’t like him and th...

 
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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin is the second of two Imperial Pumpkin ales I bought to try.  I’m still trying to figure out this style and have been mixing some in with my normal rotation of fall pumpkin beers.  There is a lot of vari...

 
 
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It’s hard to imagine that a movie about phone sex could be boring. But that’s the case with For a Good Time, Call…, the new comedy about two women who run a successful phone sex business. A hit at this year’s Sundance Film Fest...

 
 
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Arbitrage
Arbitrage
Arbitrage
 

‘Arbitrage’ gets stuck in Gere

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September 18, 2012
 



At 63, Richard Gere is still a sex symbol. The guy is still in good shape and doesn’t seem to have lost a strand of his silvery gray hair. And, at 63, Richard Gere is still a mediocre actor who squints his eyes to convey pain a...

 
Beer
 

While I’m a huge fan of pumpkin beers, I must disclose that I’m an Imperial Pumpkin newbie.  This is one of just a few I have tried and, if it is any indication, I just may turn out to be a fan of the style.  Hoppin’ Frog Brewe...