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Home Video Review: 'The Last Five Years' Shows Off the Talent of Anna Kendrick

Home Video Review: 'The Last Five Years' Shows Off the Talent of Anna Kendrick

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

After respectable musical efforts in awful films ( Pitch Perfect , Into the Woods ), Anna Kendrick takes a nice leap forward in The Last Five Years , a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical.

She plays Cathy, a woman we see singing a mournful post breakup song as the film begins. Her husband, newly fa...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending March 1, 2015

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending March 1, 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015  |  Staff

1. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

2. Horrible Bosses 2* (Warner Bros.)

3. Dumb and Dumber To* (Universal)

4. Birdman* (20th Century Fox)

5. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney)

6. Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)

7. Whiplash (Sony)

8. Dracula: Untold (Universal)

9. Lucy  (Universal)

10. Nightcrawler* (Universal...

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Sequel Sans Star: Without John Cusack, There's No Reason for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

Sequel Sans Star: Without John Cusack, There's No Reason for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The primary charm and main reason for the existence of Hot Tub Time Machine was seeing John Cusack running around in the 1980s again. The secondary charm came from the antics of Rob Corddry as Lou, the suicidal heavy-metal fan who had to deal with the bullies in his past. The film was the first to rea...

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True TV: 'The Last Man on Earth' and 'Battle Creek' Win at Weird; 'House of Cards' Gets Shaky

True TV: 'The Last Man on Earth' and 'Battle Creek' Win at Weird; 'House of Cards' Gets Shaky

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  |  Bill Frost

House of Cards (Friday, Feb. 27, Netflix), season premiere: It’s always been crazy-good , but is House of Cards now more crazy than good? The rise to the top by now-President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has seen him plowing through one deliciously ridiculous politico-soap-opera scandal after another, ...

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Hollywood Hijinks: 'Maps to the Stars' Is a Twisted, Funny Bit of Satire About the Entertainment Biz

Hollywood Hijinks: 'Maps to the Stars' Is a Twisted, Funny Bit of Satire About the Entertainment Biz

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Director David Cronenberg ( The Fly , Scanners ) takes a blowtorch to Hollywood with Maps to the Stars , a scabrous, scary and darkly funny satire about movie stars, their agents and their crazy kids.

Not since David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. has Hollywood gotten such a severe—and entertaining—skewering. The tw...

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

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

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  Staff

1. John Wick (Lionsgate)

2. Dracula: Untold* (Universal)

3. Nightcrawler* (Universal)

4. Fury (Sony)

5. Lucy  (Universal)

6. Ouija* (Universal)

7. Dumb and Dumber To* (Universal)

8. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney)

9. The Book of Life  (20th Century Fox)

10. The Judge  (Warner Bros.)

* Availab...

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