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The Vagina Dialogues: OBVIOUS CHILD Film Review

By at October 27, 2014 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment

The Vagina Dialogues: OBVIOUS CHILD Film Review

4 / 5 stars If Juno had a smarter, more mature older sister, it would be Obvious Child. Replace the wiseass chatter of Ellen Page’s pregnant teen with the considerably more complex anxieties of Jenny Slate’s equally pregnant, somewhat stunted adult, and you’re just about there. Add in writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s ease with witty relationship dialogue more...

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The Making of FROZEN Behind-the-Scenes Teaser

By at February 24, 2014 | 10:44 pm | 0 Comment

The Making of FROZEN Behind-the-Scenes Teaser

After standing in the creative shadow of partner Pixar for nearly two decades, it looks like Disney Animation finally has their Lion King for the next era: Frozen. Admired by critics, enjoyed by families, and absolutely adored by every American girl under the age of 13 (with one being in our house), Frozen looks to be the favorite to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar more...

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DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY Film / DVD Review

By at February 2, 2014 | 8:04 am | 4 Comments

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY Film / DVD Review

4 / 5 stars If you’re not sure whether you’ve seen (or heard) Ricky Jay before, trust me, you have. He’s played a hustler in David Mamet’s House of Games, a porno cinematographer in Boogie Nights, the narrator in Magnolia, and has been part of more TV productions than many sitcom actors. But acting is Ricky Jay’s side gig, really. The man is a master of more...

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Road Tripped: IDENTITY THIEF Film / DVD Review

By at June 20, 2013 | 7:46 am | 2 Comments

Road Tripped: IDENTITY THIEF Film / DVD Review

2 / 5 stars As a fan of Jason Bateman, I never thought I’d get sick of his smartly smug, straight-laced line delivery. He'll drop his chin and blurt out a retort meant to keep his character's pride intact, and it's great fun to watch. But Identify Thief and its director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) are so overly reliant on the Art of Bateman that I’d had enough. more...

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