Movies and DVD's

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A Diversion "Into the Woods" Can be Dark but Delightful

It’s no secret that Meryl Streep knows how to make an entrance. Still, despite a myriad of transformations during her nearly four-decade acting career, Streep doesn't ... Read More

Triumphant "Selma" Grabs Us by the Lapels and Won't Let Go

Both the instant and lingering impression of Selma is how visceral it is, and not simply due to its blunt (and at times shocking) violence. ... Read More

Mixed Bag "Hobbit" Trilogy Concludes with a Convoluted Farewell

Considering its origins as a relatively slim children's book, it was always a dicey proposition to divide J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved The Hobbit into three blockbuster ... Read More

"Annie" Update Fails to Cast Hope, Impact Emotions

The sun has come out on another go-round for Little Orphan Annie, that curly-haired moppet who’s the poster child for the power of positive thinking. ... Read More

"Night at the Museum" Franchise is Officially Ready for Mothballs

When a joke isn’t working, it’s probably best to simply cut bait. But in the third - and let’s hope final - installment of this ... Read More

Psychotic Moses, Scientific 'Miracles' Doom Ridley Scott's "Exodus"

Closing out the year of Noah, it’s natural (perhaps even necessary) to enter the theater for Exodus: Gods and Kings – the epic retelling of ... Read More

Nothing Great about "Penguins of Madagascar", but Nothing Awful, Either

There’s one in every crowd: as a seemingly endless parade of penguins marches across the snow, content to follow their leader, one cute little guy ... Read More

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1" Little More Than a Placeholder

"There's explaining and there's showing," says Plutarch Heavensbee (Phillip Seymour Hoffman, God's Pocket) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. He's making a ... Read More

"Interstellar" Has Big Screen Imagery, Simpler Themes

Christopher Nolan has joined a short list of directors whose films are considered events. Ever since his breakout film Memento (2000), which played with basic ... Read More

From Heartbreaking to Hopeful, "The Theory of Everything" Has a Bit of, Well, Everything

If the name Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables) brings to mind the image of a man with a robotic voice, frozen in a ... Read More