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About Last Night (2014)

About Last Night (2014)

It shouldn’t work. David Mamet’s original play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, was already reconfigured into a standard Hollywood romcom entitled About Last Night… back in the Read More

Endless Love

Endless Love

I have not read Scott Spencer’s novel Endless Love, nor seen the 1981 film version starring Brooke Shields. From what I gather, the 2014 film based Read More

RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (2014)

Once upon a time, a crazed Dutch director named Paul Verhoeven came to Hollywood seeking greener (read: financial) filmmaking pastures. Offered a script about a murdered Read More

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

When you boil it down to its basics, this really is all Bram Stoker’s fault. If only he hadn’t laced his groundbreaking genre novel Dracula with Read More

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie

“Everything is awesome” is the goofy, satiric musical refrain that plays over the opening sequences of The LEGO Movie. It’s purposely grating, on-the-nose in the most Read More

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

Few will see what George Clooney is trying to do with his latest film, the World War II-themed dramatic comedy The Monuments Men. Fewer still will Read More

Labor Day

Labor Day

Really Jason Reitman? Really? After a series of films (Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult) which suggested you were one of Read More

At Middleton

At Middleton

Imagine if Jesse and Celine never met on that train to Vienna in 1995’s Before Sunrise and didn’t connect until they were middle-aged and married to Read More

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

There’s a Lifetime movie lurking not far beneath the deceptively placid surface of this cutting family drama about a Japanese couple who discover that their six-year-old Read More

Generation War

Generation War

Controversial but also hugely popular in Germany, where it aired as a TV miniseries, this dynamic story about five friends sucked into the bloody maw of Read More

Dog Days

Dog Days

If you’re making a list of subjects that seem worthy of a full-length documentary, hot dog carts rank somewhere between paper clips and folding chairs. There Read More

I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein

It was a dark and stormy night. Mary Shelley, along with her husband Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori, decided to enter into a little friendly Read More

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

With several standout supporting comedic roles on her resume, Kathryn Hahn (We’re the Millers, Parks and Recreation) proves herself more than capable of carrying a film Read More