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Soul Plane

posted by rkumar
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2004
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2004

What happens when you take a relatively big budget for a comedy ($16 million), a tried-and-true comic vehicle in the plane from which no one can escape, and a handful of actors clearly having fun? Apparently, you get 86 minutes […]

The Day After Tomorrow

posted by rkumar
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2004
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2004

A disaster movie has to be about more than the cool special effects. It does not have to have compelling characters or memorable dialoge. It does not even have to make sense in logical terms, but it has to feel […]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

posted by rkumar
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:2004
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date: 2004

Harry Potter is 13 in this third movie based on the globally-popular series of books by J.K. Rowling, and the movie itself seems to be entering adolescence, darker themes, darker images, and darker emotions. It also has a bracingly welcome […]


posted by rkumar
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2004
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2004

Good intentions and passionate feelings are sometimes the enemy of vivid and coherent storytelling, as this movie, based on the real-life experiences of its writer/director, demonstrates. Sometimes the person who lived through it is just too close to realize what […]

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Interview: Jon Gries of "Endgame" (and "Get Shorty" and "Napoleon Dynamite")
I'm a big fan of actor Jon Gries, who always brings something very specific and interesting to his roles. In "Endgame," the story of a championship chess team from a school in a poor community from writer/director Carmen Marron, it would have ...

posted 3:27:36pm Oct. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Meryl Streep Calls for More Women Film Critics
The Hollywood Reporter quotes Meryl Streep on the disproportionate number of male film critics on Rotten Tomatoes:  "The word isn’t 'disheartening,' it’s 'infuriating,'” she said. “I submit to you that men and women are not the same. ...

posted 8:00:10am Oct. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Big Stone Gap
Even in small towns, big things can happen. Sometimes the most famous movie star in the world stops by and makes international headlines. And ...

posted 5:51:50pm Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a 23-year veteran of the police force, learns that she has terminal cancer. And then she learns something even ...

posted 5:50:17pm Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Mr. Peabody to Appear on Jeopardy!
Everyone's favorite educated canine appears tonight on Jeopardy to match his matchless historical knowledge against the contestants. He will be the first dog to host an entire category. [iframe width="560" height="315" ...

posted 4:35:58pm Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »


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