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  • The Giver
    The Giver

    Well, another month has passed: it must be time for a young adult novel adaptation. On the plus side, this one’s a biggie. You’d be hard-pressed to meet anyone who attended an American high school that didn’t...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    When the original “Sin City” movie was released in 2005, I was completely blown away. As a film critic, it’s rare for me to see a film more than once in the theaters- sometimes you’re doing good...

    • Posted August 24, 2014
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  • Lets Be Cops
    Let’s Be Cops

    Given some of the recent press, it’s safe to say that cops could use a little boost in their approval ratings, so the timing of “Let’s Be Cops” is somewhat of a positive- but also a bit...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Okay, so, up front, full disclosure: I was never a die-hard “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fan back in the day. Yes, I watched the cartoon, and yes, I saw all of the movies, including the most recent...

    • Posted August 18, 2014
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  • Life After Beth
    2014 August Film Releases, Part 2: Indie Edition

    Earlier this week, I assessed the films with big budgets and big names, but what of the independent film scene? The smaller, more intimate ones that might not have the famous actors, but make up for it...

    • Posted August 10, 2014
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Like any sane person, I was a little dubious when Marvel announced that one of their next adaptations would be “Guardians of the Galaxy.” I mean, what is one to say of a film whose main characters include...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • The turtles get psyched up for battle in "TMNT."
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    August 2014 Film Releases: Big-Ticket Items

    Well, it’s nearly the end of the summer, so most of the big-ticket items are behind us. However, there’s still a few potential goodies in the basket. August has gotten off to a solid start with the...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • heavy metal
    Flashback Friday: Heavy Metal-The Movie

    The film “Heavy Metal: The Movie” and I have a colorful history. Like many a child of the 80’s, I first saw it on cable, the direct result of having a TV as my babysitter, more often...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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  • Heathers 2
    Throwback Thursday: The Top Teen Comedies of All-Time, Part Four (10-1)

    Well, the time has finally come. We’ve sorted through all the also-rans and the teen comedies I really like, but not quite as much as the following list. Now it’s time to work our way through what...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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  • A Most Wanted Man
    A Most Wanted Man

    When a celebrity dies before their time, it’s a tough thing to take, especially when they’re someone as well-respected as actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who almost certainly would have gone on to who knows how many more...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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