Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

Movie Review: “Hobo With a Shotgun”

You title your movie “Hobo With a Shotgun,” you build in certain expectations. It’s going to be violent. VERY violent. It’s going to be out there. It’s going to be camp, like “Snakes on a Plane.” That seems to have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “X-Men: First Class”

“X-Men: First Class” is an homage to the James Bond movies from the ’60s — you know, back when Bond was fun.

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Movie Review: “The Lion of Judah”

A faith-based cartoon aimed at the very youngest Sunday School students, “The Lion of Judah” is the story of Easter as witnessed by farm animals. The most startling thing about it is that having an animated cow, horse, donkey, chicken, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Midnight in Paris”

Souffle-light and long on charm, “Midnight in Paris” may not be as laugh-out-loud witty as the comedies of Woody Allen’s professional Belle Epoque. But it at least recaptures the warm glow so often missing from his last 20 uneven years … Continue reading

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Movie Nation Interview: Love those Duplass Brothers, and they love “Signs”

M. Night Shyamalan’s odd sci-fi meets faith thriller “Signs” might seem an odd jumping off point for a comedy about family, relationships and fate. But “odd” tends to show up in conversations when you’re talking with, or about, the filmmaking … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

If you’re looking for a filmmaker to document, for all of humanity, “one of the greatest discoveries in the history of human culture,” the great Werner Herzog is your guy.

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Movie Review: “The Double Hour”

Here’s a modest and modestly effective Italian thriller with a supernatural twist.

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Movie Review: “Super 8”

“Super 8″ is the movie of the summer, the movie of MANY summers going back to the ’70s. It’s a creature feature, a first-love romance and a movie buff’s movie about movie buffs trying to become movie makers.

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Movie Review: “Zombieland”

In the months after the zombie apocalypse, brought on by a virulent mutation of Mad Cow Disease, America has ceased to be.

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Movie Nation Interview: Naomi Watts on recreating “The Impossible”

Naomi Watts was in Los Angeles, on a break while filming “King Kong,” when it happened. “I was glued to the TV, watching in shock and horror,” she says. When George Clooney called for her help with a TV benefit … Continue reading

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