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Coming Attractions: A Look Ahead at the Next 11 Months of Movies

Coming Attractions: A Look Ahead at the Next 11 Months of Movies

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The year is loaded with intriguing movie releases! Here, we have listed but a small sampling. Keep in mind that all dates are subject to change, and the only thing that really matters is there is a new Star Wars movie coming out in December.

Well, actually, the fact that new Twin Peaks , Wet Hot America...

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Hack Job: Chris Hemsworth May Be Dreamy, but His 'Blackhat' Is a Big Bore

Hack Job: Chris Hemsworth May Be Dreamy, but His 'Blackhat' Is a Big Bore

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Turns out Chris Hemsworth isn’t all that interesting when you take away his hammer, strip off his cape and disguise that bitchin’ Australian accent.

He’s actually quite dull. At least he is in Blackhat , an atrocious cyberspace thriller from normally reliable director Michael Mann ( Heat , Public Enemies )...

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A Bearable Movie: 'Paddington' Is a Cute Mix of Animation and Live Action

A Bearable Movie: 'Paddington' Is a Cute Mix of Animation and Live Action

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The release date for Paddington was pushed out of 2014 and into 2015, making me worry that this was a film for the junk heap. Actually, this mix of live action and animation featuring the character created by Michael Bond is actually cute.

Ben Whishaw voices Paddington, a Peruvian bear who travels to E...

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True TV: 'Backstrom' Stinks Up the Joint; 'The Americans' Fall Deeper Into Cold War Drama

True TV: 'Backstrom' Stinks Up the Joint; 'The Americans' Fall Deeper Into Cold War Drama

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Backstrom (Thursday, Jan. 22, Fox), series debut “I don’t see the worst in everyone. I see the everyone in everyone.” That’s just one of dozens of hack lines delivered half-heartedly by Rainn Wilson ( The Office ) in the premiere episode of Backstrom , this year’s Let’s Get This Over With midseason slot-fi...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'The Boxtrolls' Is a Great-Looking, Twisted Animated Pleasure

Blu-Ray Review: 'The Boxtrolls' Is a Great-Looking, Twisted Animated Pleasure

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The Boxtrolls , nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Oscar, is another weird film from the studio that also made Coraline and ParaNorman .

As far as appearances go, this is the best film in this Oscar category, which also includes Big Hero 6 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 . Most of the work is tradition...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Jan. 18, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Jan. 18, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015  |  Staff

1. Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)

2. A Walk Among the Tombstones (Universal)

3. The Equalizer (Sony)

4. No Good Deed (Sony)

5. The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox)

6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox)

7. Left Behind (Entertainment One)

8. Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney)

9. Get On Up * (Universal)

10. Teenage Mutan...

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