Songs Bigger Than the Movie
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Sometimes a hit song is so monumental (or the movie so flimsy) that it overshadows the film completely. These movies may be forgotten or simply now viewed as sidekicks to…

Top 10 Songs That Own the Movie
Oh the Madness
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This cadre of crazies from Mad Max: Fury Road has a corollary to 70-year-old director George Miller: They are driven by a singular vision and purpose. Theirs is to find…

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Takes Action Lunacy to a New level
all the right notes!
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After a humiliating performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to…

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ hits all the right notes
VD Doesn't Dance
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It’s a shame that Van Damme isn’t a better actor, because his rugged, worn looks finally give him a unique dimension that he has always lacked as a performer. He,…

Van Damme Staggers Through ‘Pound of Flesh’
Adam Rockoff's horror
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Adam Rockoff's new book, The Horror of It All is part memoir, part editorial, and part collection of lists. However, it all combines into a cohesive read that offers up…

Author Adam Rockoff talks about ‘The Horror of It All’
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Sometimes a hit song is so monumental (or the movie so flimsy) that it overshadows the film completely. These movies may be forgotten or simply now viewed as sidekicks to the massive hits they spawned. Here are the Top 10 songs That overshadow the movies they appear in.

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We have advance passes to see Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy SPY, on Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm at Cinemark Merriam and we want you to have them!

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This cadre of crazies from Mad Max: Fury Road has a corollary to 70-year-old director George Miller: They are driven by a singular vision and purpose. Theirs is to find and kill the rogue warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and bring back the harem she absconded with, and Miller’s is to present one nearly nonstop action scene with enough character and metaphorical connection to keep an audience engaged for two hours.

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After a humiliating performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

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We have advance screening passes to see POLTERGEIST (3D). We are screening the film on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 PM at Screenland Armour and we want you to have them!

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Van Damme Staggers Through ‘Pound of Flesh’

by Scott Pewenofkit May 14, 2015 Print Reviews

It’s a shame that Van Damme isn’t a better actor, because his rugged, worn looks finally give him a unique dimension that he has always lacked as a performer. He, and perhaps, the film’s director, don’t seem smart enough to play off of his inelegant appearance.

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Author Adam Rockoff talks about ‘The Horror of It All’

by Nick Spacek May 13, 2015 Features
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Adam Rockoff’s new book, The Horror of It All is part memoir, part editorial, and part collection of lists. However, it all combines into a cohesive read that offers up the author’s views on any number of horror films, types, and tropes.

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‘Kill Me Three Times’ Should’ve Stopped the First Time

by David Allegre May 8, 2015 Print Reviews
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Kill Me Three Times can’t seem to make up its mind about what kind of movie it wants to be.

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Jokes Crash and Burn in ‘Hot Pursuit’

by Joe Jarosz May 8, 2015 Print Reviews
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The plot, if you can call it that, follows Reese Witherspoon’s Cooper, a by-the-book Texas cop who has to protect Sofía Vergara’s Riva, who’s loud and obnoxious.

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‘The D Train’ derails

by Trevan McGee May 8, 2015 Print Reviews

Usually when a cheap movie with a bankable cast goes largely unpromoted, it’s for a simple and obvious reason: It’s not any good.

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‘Maggie’ a pleasant surprise

by Trevan McGee May 8, 2015 Print Reviews

Thanks to a script by John Scott 3 and direction from Henry Hobson, Maggie ends up being efficient, smart and actually about something.

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Jack Black Fails at Love in ‘The D Train’

by Scott Pewenofkit May 8, 2015 Print Reviews

The most notable thing about The D-Train, opening in theaters today, is Jack Black’s transformation into a desperate loser who cannot express the repressed feelings of love that he has for an old high school friend.

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‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ Can’t Hide this Gem

by Joe Jarosz May 2, 2015 Print Reviews
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A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a beached whale of a film

by Trey Hock May 1, 2015 Print Reviews
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If these costumed super heroes are truly the gods of our time and the films that they are in each summer are our contemporary mythological canon, then these films should reflect our current understanding of each other, including visual representation of women and minorities, instead of parading out old narrative tropes and stereotypes as if they were steadfast truths.

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Criterion Blu-ray of ‘Sullivan’s Travels’ Showcases Sturges’ Poignancy

by Eric Melin April 29, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

In the classic 1941 comedy Sullivan’s Travels, available now in a sterling new digital restoration on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, writer/director Preston Sturges stumps for the value of pure, unadulterated laughter in motion pictures.

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