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Oh, the Agony: The Divergent Series Continues to Bore and Waste Star Power With 'Insurgent'

Oh, the Agony: The Divergent Series Continues to Bore and Waste Star Power With 'Insurgent'

Thursday, March 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The Divergent series, aka “Adventures in Hardcore Lethargy,” continues with Insurgent , a film as boring and pointless as its predecessor.

Director Robert Schwentke chooses a lot of gray tones to go with dull dialogue and muddled, straining performances. Shailene Woodley, an actress who is impressive m...

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Hot Mess: Except for His Face, Sean Penn Looks Amazing in 'The Gunman'; Too Bad the Film Is Awful

Hot Mess: Except for His Face, Sean Penn Looks Amazing in 'The Gunman'; Too Bad the Film Is Awful

Thursday, March 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

I’ll say this for Sean Penn: Even though he has a major smoker’s face, he’s sporting some nice muscularity at this stage in his life.

Seriously: He’s got six-pack abs, and some major shoulder and back muscles, leading down to an impressive, slender waste. While I didn’t exactly get a glimpse of his b...

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True TV: 'Going Clear' Takes on Scientology; 'Mr. Selfridge' Returns

True TV: 'Going Clear' Takes on Scientology; 'Mr. Selfridge' Returns

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  |  Bill Frost

The Walking Dead (Sunday, March 29, AMC), season finale: The Walking Dead is pulling a Sons of Anarchy and dropping a 90-minute season finale (though TWD has only gone long twice before, as opposed to every episode of the last SOA seasons). It’s been ham-fistedly hinted that the idyllic li’l bunker town of Ale...

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The Humans Behind the Rhetoric: 'Red Army' Tells the Tale of Russia's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team

The Humans Behind the Rhetoric: 'Red Army' Tells the Tale of Russia's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team

Tuesday, March 24, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The Soviet Union’s hockey players were portrayed by the media as villains who needed to be vanquished in 1980, the final year of Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

America was feeling a little tired and put upon; the Cold War was in full swing; and somebody needed to get their ass kicked. Who better than tho...

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Home Video Review: 'Spring' Adds Romance and Humor to the Horror-Film Genre

Home Video Review: 'Spring' Adds Romance and Humor to the Horror-Film Genre

Tuesday, March 24, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Some might find the supernatural elements of horror/romance film Spring to be a little hard to swallow. For me, the part that’s really hard to swallow is that a short-order cook from the United States could just pick up and go to Italy at a moment’s notice.

No way! Not on his salary.

The short-order coo...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending March 22, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending March 22, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015  |  Staff

1. Exodus: Gods and Kings* (20th Century Fox)

2. Penguins of Madagascar* (20th Century Fox)

3. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb* (20th Century Fox)

4. Vice (Lionsgate)

5. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

6. Annie (Sony)

7. Horrible Bosses 2  (Warner Bros.)

8. Top Five (Paramount)

9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Lionsgate)

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