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Mud
Mud
Mud

Matthew McConaughey may bring a pretty-boy hue to many of his acting roles, but he is undeniably gritty in his portrayal of the title character in Mud. Supported by a quality cast and a multi-layered, believable story, he settl...

 
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The Airborne Toxic Event
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Airborne Toxic Event

Rock critics in L.A. quickly praised native sons The Airborne Toxic Event as soon as the band issued its 2007 self-released debut, Does This Mean You’re Moving On? Now, several studio albums later, the band’s hymns have caught ...

 
 
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Kings of Summer
Kings of Summer
Kings of Summer

Distributed by CBS Films, The Kings of Summer has money behind it, but is relying upon good old-fashioned word-of-mouth for promotion. The indie film shot in Northeast Ohio premiered earlier this year at Sundance and has played...

 
Flicks
 
Major Crimes on TNT
Major Crimes on TNT
Major Crimes on TNT

Major Crimes returns to TNT for its second season on June 10. We were huge fans of The Closer (until its last season when the world came crashing down on Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) and Interim Chief of Po...

 
Q&A
 
Ivan and Alyosha
Ivan and Alyosha
Ivan and Alyosha

Named after two characters in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, the folk-rock group Ivan and Alyosha had a minor hit two years ago when “Easy to Love” picked up some radio airplay. The group has just issued its full-length d...

 
 
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The Hangover Part III
The Hangover Part III
The Hangover Part III

When a completely naked Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) jumps out of the trunk of a car and starts yelling in a strange Asian accent in The Hangover, it comes as a real shock. When Chow escapes from prison at the beginning of Hangover ...

 
Q&A
 
Bloc Party
Bloc Party
Bloc Party

Bloc Party made a big splash when they released Silent Alarm. The British rockers’ 2005 debut was nominated for a Mercury Prize, British music magazine NME voted it “album of the year” and it even managed to sell a few hundred ...

 
 
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Fast & Furious 6
Fast & Furious 6
Fast & Furious 6

This fancy driving franchise has reached the point where it’s virtually impossible to up the ante. The previous flick, 2011’s Fast Five, featured a scene in which the guys dragged a vault through town behind their souped-up rid...

 
 
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What Maisie Knew
What Maisie Knew
What Maisie Knew

You could create a drinking game around Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s art house flick What Maisie Knew. Based on a Henry James novel, the film centers on Maisie (Onata Aprile), a young girl whose feuding, self-involved paren...

 
 
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Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness

Seems like other reviewers have soured on Star Trek and we have no idea why. It is a great cosmic ride with spot-on character development and a worthy adversary. For us, director J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible III, Super 8) di...