Blog posts tagged "movies"

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Dec. 15, 2018 - 5:17 pm
It’s nearly the beginning of a new year, and that means it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months. Namely, what were your favorite films of 2018? As Spirit, SAG, and Globe nominations are rolling in, here are my picks for the year’s stand-outs. A Quiet Place: In the extremely near future,...
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Nov. 29, 2018 - 11:53 am
A year ago, I lost my father. I don’t mean he was misplaced or that he’s wandering about in a hedge maze or anything – he died. It wasn’t a surprise, he’d been sick for a while. But it was terribly sad. Obviously. In the year since, my family and I have grieved his loss and celebrated his life in a...
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Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:13 pm
It’s difficult to think of a filmmaker with quite as polarizing a resume as Brian De Palma. Over the course of nearly half a decade, the writer/director has veered wildly back and forth from breathtaking stylistic heights to bafflingly stale lows. In the new documentary, aptly titled De Palma, the...
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Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:29 pm
When two cinephiles realize they’re in the company of a fellow addict, it’s hard to shut them up. They compare favorite movies, quote lines of dialogue, reenact scenes. And then the moment invariably comes when one is forced to admit having not seen a particular movie; he’s been meaning to, he just...
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Jun. 28, 2016 - 6:27 pm
You can never truly know another person’s interior life, and once a suggestion has been planted in your brain, whether it be fact or fiction, it cannot be unthought. These are the deep ponderings of 45 Years, a film that wraps its lofty intentions in a seemingly simple package. Recently released...
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Jun. 02, 2016 - 9:53 am
If you’ve seen the recently released film The Nice Guys, you were treated to a clever, funny, and offbeat tale of a couple of sad sacks (one a hired enforcer, the other a private eye) navigating the bizarro land of 1977 Los Angeles. And while this twist on the buddy-action-comedy is a good time, it...
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May. 19, 2016 - 3:57 pm
It was recently announced that prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens) will be adding another anthology series to his roster.  Feud will air on FX, and will focus on famous clashes. The first season will explore the infamous no-love-lost dynamic between...
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Feb. 10, 2016 - 3:55 pm
Time travel. Extraterrestrial civilizations. Artificial wormholes crisscrossing the galaxy like a celestial highway system. These are the types of ideas science fiction has made famous. However, most of the science in science fiction isn’t very...scientific. And that’s okay. Science fiction is,...
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Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:43 am
2016 is going to be a great year for readers and moviegoers. With so many books being translated into movies, there is a little bit of something for every type of reader. Just like Anythink's blog post for book-to-movie adaptations in 2015, this year has its own list of movies we can't wait to see...
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May. 18, 2015 - 4:32 pm
More and more, Futureland is starting to look like Nowland. In places like Japan, you already have robotic receptionists, waiters and other personnel staff.  Here, most of our robots don’t have legs, but whether you realize it or not, robots are everywhere from smartphones to home automation to...

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