June 2012

In Game of Shadows, Ritchie and his screenwriters give Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law (as Holmes and his sidekick Watson) more witty dialogue and funnier situations, which is what keeps the whole high-energy affair from becoming total overkill.

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Eric, Trey, Trevan and Adam host a Google Hangout to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted, Moonrise Kingdom, Lola Versus and Safety Not Guaranteed. It’s a lot to cover and the hamster that powers Eric’s Internet connection gets tired at times, but hang in there. It’s worth it. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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When three reporters track down a man who posted a classified ad looking for a partner in time travel they get more than they bargained for.

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If you love Anderson’s previous work, you’ll be very happy with ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’ If you’ve been on the fence about his films since ‘Rushmore,’ then if you can make it through the first half you should be happy with the final half.

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Seth MacFarlane writes, directs and voices the teddy bear come to life and Mark Wahlberg is the perpetual manchild with a heart of gold in ‘Ted,’ an R-rated comedy that gets a little mileage out of its setup and then is offensively unfunny for most of its running time.

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If you’ve always been attracted to the allure of the New York rom-com, then you may have a new indie favorite in ‘Lola Versus.’

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If there’s almost half the amount of commentary tracks on this season as there was on Louie Season One, it’s easy to forgive Louis C.K. After all, the guy is busy writing, directing, starring in, and editing 13 episodes each season. He has complete creative control and an innate sense that what’s true to himself will be relatable to the viewer.

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In the case of Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom, the main characters really are children, yet possess a level of maturity and solemn purpose that largely outdistances their adult counterparts.

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Could Abraham Lincoln possibly have been a vampire hunter? Our resident history expert takes a look at the facets of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ that were right and oh so wrong in this historical analysis of the silly, over-the-top action fantasy movie.

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These key Wes Anderson moments are amusing and compelling, and if you’re a fan of them, believe me, Moonrise Kingdom will not let you down. Here are the Top 10 Awkward Wes Anderson Movie Moments.

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Marc Forster’s well-meaning drama ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ and Ivan Reitman’s minor-key comedy ‘Meatballs’ are out now on Blu-ray. How do they stack up?

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We have a copy of Season Two one of the best shows on TV right now and we want you to have it! Louis C.K.’s brilliant, dark, and hilarious show Louie had an exemplary Season Two, and we have one copy of the Blu-ray to give away.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World follows two main characters Dodge (Steve Carell), and Penny (Keira Knightley) as they go on an adventure to fulfill their final wishes before the asteroid Matilda collides with the planet Earth.

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We have a lot to cover this week and conflicting schedules didn’t do us any favors. Trey Hock joins Trevan McGee to talk about Seeking a Friend For The End of The World starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Super-busy Eric Melin joins Trevan on the phone for a discussion of the 100 percent historically accurate Abraham Lincoln: Vampire [...]

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There are two reasons why this ridiculous R-rated action/horror movie with zero high-minded aspirations works. First, the actors play it completely straight and they let the mashup of history and mythology be its own joke.

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