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12 Movies of 2015
12 Movies of 2015
12 Movies of 2015

Pan, Walk in the Woods, Tomorrowland, Aloha . . . According to Box Office Mojo, lots of us plunked down our hard-earned money to see some pretty mediocre flicks in 2015. Here's a list of 12 movies many of us missed in our rush ...

 
 
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Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge

In the early ’90s, British actor Steve Coogan began playing Alan Partridge, an egotistical radio (and sometimes television) show host. The role established Coogan as one of Britain’s top comedic actors. A film based on the belo...

 
 
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Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted

Clark Kent’s glasses concealed his true superhero identity from a city of millions, so it’s not so surprising that a little green makeup over a mole might hide a criminal mastermind from a train filled with Muppets.   Number on...

 
 
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Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska

There comes a time when children find themselves taking on some of the roles of parent to their own parents. That’s at the heart of Nebraska, the new drama from Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants). Filmed...

 
 
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The Motel Life
The Motel Life
The Motel Life

Down-and-out drifters Frank (Emile Hirsh) and Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff) Flannigan grow up together on the run – from their circumstances, from the law and from their own demons. What passes for home in The Motel Life is any pla...

 
 
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
The Book Thief

We’re not ones to quote other reviews but we laughed out loud at the summary of one review of The Book Thief, the new film based on the popular book by Markus Zusak: “Book Thief is tasteful but dull.” Well, yes, it certainly is...

 
 
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About Time
About Time
About Time

Hopefully, no one will confuse the endearing new film About Time with 2009’s overly sentimental The Time Traveler’s Wife. The former, which received limited release last week and goes wide this week, is a heartwarming comedy th...

 
 
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Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings

At the beginning of writer-director John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings, it’s difficult to tell the film’s main character is future Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Allen (Daniel Radcliffe) seems very docile and removed from life, cater...

 
 
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Ender's Game
Ender's Game
Ender's Game

Based on the Orson Scott novel of the same name, the sci-fi fantasy film Ender’s Game has been in the works for over a decade. The movie leaves room for a sequel, suggesting it’s the launch of some kind of franchise. Although A...

 
 
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The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate opens with an homage to the evolution of news media. It shows some truly earth-shattering events being reported via print, radio and television and demonstrates how they led up to WikiLeaks’ preferred delivery ...