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Slide through the movie doldrums

Looking for something to slide through the movie doldrums? Try some “Butter” Last time I wrote here, I despaired the movie doldrums that had me wandering into an ill-advised showing of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” Well, I learned my lesson and decided my next movie outing would be in the comfort ...

Rock and Bruce can't save the Joes

I was frankly surprised to hear that “GI Joe Retaliation” was tops at the box office last week, but I guess I shouldn't be. We are in the terrible doldrums of post-Oscars, pre-summer blockbuster season. Finding a really good movie is a quest akin to Diogenes looking for an honest ...

Return to Emerald City

When I was a young child of 5 or 6 one of the great annual television events of my life -- and those of many other children my age -- was the return of "The Wizard of Oz." It was an event with a capital "E." and why not? After ...

Nothing's missing from "A Good Day to Die Hard"

"A Good Day to Die Hard" delivers on action and Mickey Rourke on DVD as "The Wrester" is a powerful performance.

"Parker" is classic Statham

Columbia Cinemas has three new movies ("Identity Thief," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Parker" on the bill this weekend, plus a couple of well-regarded hold-overs in "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Life of Pi." We chose "Parker" starring Jason Statham because it's something we can all agree on. The movie ...

A football, popcorn and the remote

Stuck here at home with a cold. There will be no multiplex for me this weekend. I dislike the folks who cough and sneeze and sniffle their way through a movie, making me feel like I should be wearing a hazmat suit. I refuse to be one of them. But ...

"Lincoln" comes through

I may not have been the last person to see "Lincoln," but it feels like it. I finally had a chance to see why Spielberg's film reeled in a dozen Academy Award nominations to lead the field. Momentous events in world history all too often turn to dust on the ...

Movie reviews, a no-brainer

You have probably seen me at the movie theater before. I am there most weekends sitting in the dark, escaping into a rough and tumble action movie, pulling out a tissue for the moving ending of some sports movie, even singing along in my head to one of the few ...

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