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Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom

Comedian Kevin James is really good at playing the lovable loser. He did it for years on the sit-com King of Queens and has embraced the role in the various films. This, combined with his particular brand of physical comedy mak...

 
 
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Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths

A struggling, alcoholic writer, Marty (Colin Firth) can’t get past the title page of his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths.” Friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) , a struggling actor and a dog “borrower” who nabs neighborhood pups so his a...

 
 
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Sinister
Sinister
Sinister

Horror movies generally require a suspension of disbelief but Sinister, the new movie starring Ethan Hawke as a true crime writer who stumbles upon a serial killer of sorts, rushed for an explanation and an ending that pushed t...

 
Flicks
 
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day

Over the past 15 years, director Dick Carruthers has filmed a variety of different rock acts. He’s the guy who lensed Portishead’s PNYC: Portishead – Roseland and The Killers Live from Royal Albert Hall. He’s also worked ...

 
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

If you haven’t seen Neil Young play with Crazy Horse, you simply haven’t seen Neil Young. The garage rock band that has backed him off and on since 1969 takes the classic rocker to another level. Young and Crazy Horse returned ...

 
 
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Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie

Writer-director Tim Burton has a way of making us sympathize with monsters. Whether it’s Beetlejuice or Edward Scissorhands, Burton makes freaks and geeks into lovable, misunderstood creatures. He tries to work that magic...

 
 
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Taken 2
Taken 2
Taken 2

When the thriller Taken came out four years ago, star Liam Neeson wasn’t quite believable as Bryan Miller, an ex-CIA operative who still kicks some serious ass. Now 60, Neeson struggles even more in Taken 2, a sequel that finds...

 
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Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs

Singer-guitarist Holly Golightly got her start in the early ’90s with Billy Childish’s Thee Headcoatees, and the garage rocker hasn’t looked back. She now records and tours as with the Brokeoffs (the backing “band” is really ju...

 
 
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Butter
Butter
Butter

While Jim Field Smith’s previous film, She’s Out of My League, didn’t get rave critical reviews, we loved it anyway. So we were excited to see the Smith’s latest effort, Butter. While the film is loosely based on real butter ca...

 
 
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Looper
Looper
Looper
 

‘Looper’: Not past perfect

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October 1, 2012
 



Coming at the end of a summer that delivered a deluge of dystopic films about the future, the new sci-fi flick Looper didn’t quite deliver the smart vision we thought (hoped) it would. Set in the year 2044, the film centers on ...