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Mirror Mess: 'Oculus' Fails Thanks to a Flawed Plot, Poor Performances

Mirror Mess: 'Oculus' Fails Thanks to a Flawed Plot, Poor Performances

Thursday, April 17, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

A crazy, killer mirror causes problems for a family portrayed by a mix of mediocre actors in Oculus , a horror film that offers a couple of creepy moments—that are surrounded by an incoherent mess.

Kaylie and Tim Russell (Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) lost their mother, father, family dog and a bu...

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A Worthy Pick: 'Draft Day' Is Entertaining, but It Feels Incomplete

A Worthy Pick: 'Draft Day' Is Entertaining, but It Feels Incomplete

Thursday, April 17, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

In a film that feels more like a TV series than a theatrical release, Kevin Costner plays Sonny, general manager of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. It’s draft day, and Sonny has some big decisions to make after he trades for the No. 1 pick, much to the dismay of his head coach (Denis Leary). This is all...

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True TV: 'Community' Has a Finale; 'The Boondocks' Ain't What It Used to Be

True TV: 'Community' Has a Finale; 'The Boondocks' Ain't What It Used to Be

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Community (Thursday, April 17, NBC), season finale: One of the best and definitely most out-there seasons of Community has also been its least-watched—it’s almost as if creator Dan Harmon took his second chance with NBC as a challenge: “You think it was weird before ? Suck on this !” And yet, even with Sea...

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Home Video Review: Nicolas Cage Shows He Still Has Talent in 'Joe'

Home Video Review: Nicolas Cage Shows He Still Has Talent in 'Joe'

Monday, April 14, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Nicolas Cage dons a decent hairpiece as the title character in Joe , the latest drama from director David Gordon Green.

Cage’s Joe is a strange sort, showing a maximum amount of restraint and responsibility while on the job with his tree-killing company. He is not only an in-control boss; he’s a friend...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 13, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 13, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014  |  Staff

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug* (New Line)

2. Grudge Match * (Warner Bros.)

3. 47 Ronin* (Universal)

4. Frozen (Disney)

5. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Paramount)

6. August: Osage County (Anchor Bay)

7. Homefront  (Universal)

8. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount)

9. Delivery Man (Disney)

10. The Wolf...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'Grudge Match' Wastes a Golden Opportunity With De Niro, Stallone

Blu-Ray Review: 'Grudge Match' Wastes a Golden Opportunity With De Niro, Stallone

Saturday, April 12, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Talk about your blown cinematic opportunities. Man, this should’ve been fun: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, riffing on their iconic boxing characters Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta, have one last boxing match. It sounds to me like the setup for something great, nostalgic and even funny.

Instea...

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