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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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Kathleen Hanna, credit: Allison Michael Orenstein
Kathleen Hanna, credit: Allison Michael Orenstein
Kathleen Hanna, credit: Allison Michael Orenstein

Formed in Olympia, Washington in 1990, Bikini Kill didn’t sell many records. But the abrasive punk rock band did jumpstart the riot grrrl movement, paving the way for acts like Sleater-Kinney to become underground sensations. B...

 
 
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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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Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis

Producer T-Bone Burnett, the mastermind behind the bluegrass soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ 2000 film O Brother Where Art Thou, reunited with the directing duo to work on their new film Inside Llewyn Davis, a fictional accoun...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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Escape Plan
Escape Plan
Escape Plan
 

Escape Plan: No breakout from type

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October 18, 2013
 



We have to admit we took a certain guilty pleasure in seeing meatheads Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone team up for the by-the-number prison break thriller Escape Plan. These burly dudes aren’t nearly as buff as the...