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Moviephone.com has made the confident pronouncement that Brad Pitt’s turn in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is not only excellent, but it is his best role ever. That’s saying something–and it’s an interesting question for us to ask about […]

Initially I went to see the family comedy “Marley & Me” for a rather unusual reason. My physical therapist’s Florida home was featured in the movie. (Hey, where I’m from, that’s almost front page news.) I hadn’t read the book […]

In this upcoming award season, there will be much talk about the major categories but not nearly enough about, what I like to call, The Forgotten Category, the one that should exist: “Most Inspiring.” Movies, after all, exist not only […]

December 23 was the imaginary holiday, Festivus, created on that infamous “Seinfield” episode where Frank Costanza invents the annual ceremony of telling your loved ones how they have disappointed you in the previous months.  Alan Sepinwall over at the Star-Ledger […]

Set in 1955, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a couple who each dreams of a bigger and better life. In this clip they discuss moving to Paris.

“Life is defined by moments, even the ones we choose to miss.” – Benjamin Button While the premise of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is about a baby who is born old and who grows younger through the years, […]

Okay, so here we go. Here come the “Twilight”-bashing Christians and in the same vein as the “Harry Potter”-bashing Christians. There are now pastors coming out to denounce Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Series” and its corresponding movie and how it will […]

Discussing her own recent Christmas compilation with Amy Grant the other day, I asked the Christian rock diva about her favorite Christmas albums of all time. The classic Nat King Cole disc is a given, and we’re going to give […]

I think it’s fair to say that 2008 was the year of “Twilight”–as in Stephenie Meyer’s the “Twilight Series,” as in vampires and vampire-human love, as in star-crossed romance taken as far as it can go, as in crazy, screaming […]

I’ll see Philip Seymour Hoffman in just about anything–his acting is brilliant to a shocking degree, but even rarer is the way he disappears into a role, despite the fact that we all know who he is by now. If […]

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