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It is especially baffling when a movie has all the high-end acting talent in the world and still finds a way to shit the bed. Here’s the 10 biggest offenders, from novelist and Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell.

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Two films from last year that both employ odd narration strategies couldn’t be farther apart in tone, actually. Here’s a review of American Hustle and The Book Thief, new out on Blu-ray now:

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Everything is fake—from Christian Bale’s hideous comb-over/toupee combo to Amy Adams’ English accent—in David O. Russell’s messy, hilarious crime comedy American Hustle.

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Out of the Furnace is one of those movies that spends so much time building mood and character that by the time the plot really kicks in, you realize it was in the service of nothing terribly special.

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The ability of an actor to transform for a role is one of the most important aspects in making a film not just good – but memorable. What really impresses me is when they take on a role that I wouldn’t consider just challenging – but maybe a bit frightening. These are the kind of roles you don’t want to lose yourself in – because it would be dangerous.

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Trevan, Eric and Trey do the podcast by phone this week to talk about ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ and fight each other during a spoiler-heavy takedown of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’

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Once the engine is cranked into high gear, Nolan plays takes scary real-world issues—the gap between classes, fear-mongering tactics, and absolutism—to their terrifying physical realization in The Dark Knight Rises.

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A note on spoilers: While this review is written spoiler-free, certain elements of the plot are discussed or touched on briefly and carefully. Elements of the film that are revealed explicitly in trailers are mentioned for context, but should you wish to stay in the dark about the film entirely, proceed with caution. The last [...]

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The whole week at the Kansas City Film Festival has been a whirlwind of excitement and the final day was no exception. Eric went to the action comedy ‘Opération Casablanca’ while Trey screened the anticipated ‘The Flowers of War.’ Read their reviews of each film.

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Love him or hate him, writer/director Terrence Malick has yet to make a movie that doesn’t completely envelop an audience and take control of their senses for an otherworldly experience. ‘The New World’ does that 100 percent, embedding the viewer in another time when life moved at a completely different pace than it does today.

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