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Review: 'The Armstrong Lie'

The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Too big to fail, on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 17552 Views

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Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 15204 Views

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Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Peter Jackson's grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
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Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

"The Wolf of Wall Street" charges out of the gate with immediate evidence of Martin Scorsese's skill, abetted by Terence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 13414 Views

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Review: 'Her'

All people in romantic relationships want to know their love is real. But when half of the intelligence involved is artificial,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 1, 2014 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 11261 Views

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The best of 2013 on the big screen

When the Weekly film critics assemble their lists of the top 10 movies of the year, it's anyone's guess whether anyone will...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 31269 Views

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Review: The Nut Job

OK, so you didn't plan ahead, but don't worry. The new animated flick "The Nut Job" has squirreled away enough lame nut puns...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cathy, on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 11137 Views

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Review: Labor Day

One name for Hollywood that's stuck is "The Dream Factory," implying a big-screen projection of our fantasies. The trend...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 11140 Views

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Movie review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

If there were a valid critique to be given of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- writer and director Wes Anderson's latest, highly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by Lohengrin, on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 4 comments | 12964 Views

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Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 8712 Views

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Movie review: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

A self-aware sequel to the 2011 film "The Muppets," "Muppets Most Wanted" provides more testament to the enduring appeal...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by family movie fan, on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 13175 Views

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Movie review: 'The Lunch Box'

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so they say. And so says writer-director Ritesh Batra in his debut feature...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Kathryn, on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 9918 Views

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Movie review: 'Captain America: Winter Solider'

Give this to the films of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe": they have a consistency of quality. By treating their comic-book-derived...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Apr 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 9059 Views

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Review: 'Rio 2'

Rio 2, like its predecessor, is a run of the mill CGI-animated kid flick, Palo Alto film critic Peter Canavese says. Yet,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 9804 Views

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Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 17337 Views

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Review: 'The Other Woman'

The women in "The Other Woman" get the equal opportunity, like the men in Judd Apatow movies, to behave like overgrown children,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Palyed, on Apr 29, 2014 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 8723 Views

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Review: 'Edge of Tomorrow'

The new Tom Cruise sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow" uses the narrative structure of a video game to present a "what-if"...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 3 comments | 7163 Views

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Stanford film makers awarded by Academy

A pair of Stanford alumni have claimed the top two prizes in the documentary category at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 2045 Views

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Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 6544 Views

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Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 6603 Views
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