Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Guilt Trip: Family Works (Sometimes)

I’m still waiting for Seth Rogen to be really, really funny again, like Knocked Up funny. But unlike The Green Hornet where he seemed to be trying too hard (and Christoph Waltz stole the show as good villains are inclined to do), … Continue reading

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S.: More Than A Sitcom

In 1994, a little sitcom with a bunch of relative unknowns debuted on NBC and redefined (along with ER) “must see TV.” Now, that little sitcom with its easily recognized title song (the Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You”) has arrived on … Continue reading

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Lincoln: A Second Look

Lincoln is easily my favorite president. Blending his speeches, his decision-making in the Emancipation Proclamation, and his tragic murder, the Lincoln mystique has always drawn me in. Turn all of that over to Daniel Day Lewis for a magical delivery … Continue reading

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The Impossible

Thailand, 2004. The worst tsunami in recorded history obliterates Khao Lak, an ocean front tourist attraction, plucking Maria Bennett (Naomi Watts, nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards) and her family, and throwing them into their own private hell. … Continue reading

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Must See Theater: Annual Summer Movies Rant!

Every year for the last few years, I’ve published my most-anticipated movies list, a list of a dozen movies that have to be seen in theaters, a “see it or bust” if you will. This year reveals the growing 12. … Continue reading

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Oblivion: Better Than Expected

Tech 49, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), has a simple job to do: he must repair the drones that keep the water mining operation running on Earth in 2077. He works closely with his partner/lover, Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), overseen by Mission … Continue reading

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The Boston Marathon & 42: How Will You Fight The Hate?

“Not again.” That’s the thought that echoed through my head when a Facebook post led me to the first harrowing reports of the bombs which exploded at the end of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Soon, the reality of two, shrapnel-loaded … Continue reading

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