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Action-Man: Liam Neeson — Irish Charmer Does it Every Time

Yet another standard-issue thriller — this one starring the ever-watchable Liam Neeson on leading man duties — “Non-Stop” is a perfect guilty pleasure. So what if the plot makes little sense?
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-25-2014  |  Movies

2 Minutes With...Paul D'Amatonew

Paul D'Amato talks about his acting career and working in the ski sport industry.
Worcester Magazine  |  Steven King  |  02-20-2014  |  Profiles & Interviews

How to Win the Oscar Poolnew

A cheat sheet for picking Hollywood's big winners.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  02-20-2014  |  Movies

America Al Qaeda Jeremy Scahill Exposes America’s Never-Ending War Against the World

“American Al Qaeda” — you might think the inflammatory label refers to turncoat U.S. citizens that have travelled abroad in order to fight against America’s trademarked “war on terror.” You’d be wrong.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-18-2014  |  Movies

No Verhoeven: Here’s Another Remake That Shouldn’t Have Bothered

This adaptation of the Robocop franchise had the potential to really say something about where America's corrupt militarized-global-corporate-political machine is headed. It didn’t do that.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-18-2014  |  Movies

We'll Buy That for a Dollar!new

In a world where studios will keep remaking films forever, RoboCop is one we can live with.
Tucson Weekly  |  Colin Boyd  |  02-15-2014  |  Reviews

RoboCop? More like RoboSlopnew

Rating: *1/2
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Matt Brunson  |  02-15-2014  |  Reviews

The Award For Best Oscar Controversy Goes

Dylan Farrow's letter has upended Hollywood in the final days of voting leading up to the Academy Awards ceremony on March 2.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  02-12-2014  |  Movies

Cosmic Crush: Collin Farrell’s Starry-Eyed Burden Goes Cold

It’s a testament to Colin Farrell’s ineffable appeal as an actor that his warm-hearted performance keeps the audience awake during producer/screenwriter-turned-director Akiva Goldsman’s otherwise somnolent adaptation of Mark Helprin’s romantic fantasy set in New York.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-11-2014  |  Movies

The Ins and Outs of ‘Mitt’new

After premiering the film at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Netflix released its original documentary, "Mitt," via online streaming Jan. 24.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jordan Sudduth  |  02-07-2014  |  Movies

Emotions in Eirenew

Will Forte turns in a great, emotionally charged performance in Run & Jump.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  02-07-2014  |  Reviews

Animated Resistance Hollywood Creates a New Genre of Kids Movie

There’s a strong subtext of socio-political resistance at play in “The Lego Movie.” It may be the first mainstream animated resistance film ever made by a Hollywood studio.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-04-2014  |  Reviews

The best of Sundance 2014 didn't take their subjects too seriouslynew

For 11 days in Utah's mountains in January, not a flake of precipitation fell on the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And the cheery blue skies could not possibly have been a better match for the mood of the festival's best films.
Charleston City Paper  |  Scott Renshaw  |  01-29-2014  |  Movies

Banff Mountain Film Festivalnew

Hit the slopes vicariously through others.
Boise Weekly  |  Harrison Berry  |  01-29-2014  |  Movies

Ivan Reitman's Near-Movie is a Soap-Opera Disaster

There’s almost a movie — one with serious incest issues — hiding somewhere in writer/director Jason Reitman’s bleary attempted adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s novel.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  01-28-2014  |  Movies

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