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By Jeff Miers » Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Who was never really supposed to be “The Who.” The famed band was earmarked to provide managers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert an entryway to a film industry that had thwarted their... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Tomorrowland” was the one. When Walt Disney first announced his dream of Disneyland to us 9-year-olds back in 1954, he told us that his “magic kingdom” would be divided into four parts –... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Turn Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” upside down and you’d have Andrew Niccol’s “Good Kill.” Niccol’s film isn’t as powerful or as well-made as Eastwood’s – not by a long... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 21, 2015

If you could raise Thomas Hardy from the dead and ask him which actress was closer to his heroine in “Far From the Madding Crowd” – Carey Mulligan who stars in the new one or Julie Christie who... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 14, 2015

It’s no surprise that “Mad Max: Fury Road” is as wild as any movie we’re likely to see in the summer action tsunami. Seventy-year-old Australian director George Miller has... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Thursday, May 14, 2015

The posters and the credits tell you you’re going to see “Pitch Perfect 2.” But after two hours of the aca-sequel to the surprise hit of 2012, it’s very clear that you have just seen... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 14, 2015

There is nothing funny about Borderline Personality Disorder. Those afflicted with it sometimes can’t help but cause suffering for themselves or others – or both. And that’s why “Welcome... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 7, 2015

If you see it at all, you’ll want to stick around for the blooper reel at the end of “Hot Pursuit.” It’s the funniest sequence in the movie, by far.Come to think of it,... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, May 7, 2015

“The D-Train” is a horror movie that’s under the impression it’s a comedy – a sentimental comic bromance to be specific. Don’t believe it. This is the most unpleasant movie I’ve sat... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thank God for actors – the real ones who are paid vast sums to be mere movie stars but who need, every now and then, the things that real actors crave. Witty, pithy, eloquent lines to say, for... Read More

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