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Bored With the Board: 'Ouija' Is a Weak Horror Film That's Not Worth Your Time

Bored With the Board: 'Ouija' Is a Weak Horror Film That's Not Worth Your Time

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Hasbro gets another movie touting one of its products (along with Transformers and Battleship )—and Ouija is by far the worst. I didn’t think that was even possible.

Laine and Debbie (Olivia Cooke and Shelley Hennig) have been playing with a Ouija board since they were kids. As an adult, Debbie plays solo ...

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Keanu Is Back! 'John Wick' Is a Great-Looking Action Movie

Keanu Is Back! 'John Wick' Is a Great-Looking Action Movie

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The latest Keanu Reeves vehicle is a stunner. John Wick boasts a high body count—and offers cinematic proof that you shouldn’t mess with a man’s best friend.

In the film’s opening moments, we learn that the title character (played by Reeves) has lost his wife, and he’s taking it understandably hard. Sh...

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An Acting Clinic: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy Are Fantastic in 'St. Vincent'

An Acting Clinic: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy Are Fantastic in 'St. Vincent'

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

In St. Vincent , Vincent (Bill Murray), a reclusive, crotchety old guy, reluctantly finds himself interacting with his new neighbor, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), and her son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), after her movers break his fence, tree and car.

Vincent eventually winds up baby-sitting Oliver, which ...

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Real-Life 'Pride': This Fine British Comedy Tells the True Story of Miners, Gay Activists Joining Forces

Real-Life 'Pride': This Fine British Comedy Tells the True Story of Miners, Gay Activists Joining Forces

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Based on the real actions by gay activists to support striking miners in 1984 Great Britain, Pride is an enjoyable showcase for some fine actors, as well as a fun springboard for good British humor.

Sporting a particularly awesome Morrissey haircut, Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) is fronting a gay activis...

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True TV: Avoid 'The McCarthys'; Rejoin the 'American Horror Story Circus ASAP

True TV: Avoid 'The McCarthys'; Rejoin the 'American Horror Story Circus ASAP

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Bill Frost

The McCarthys (Thursday, Oct. 30, CBS), series debut: A fat, loudmouthed, sports-obsessed Bah-ston family has a gay son—and it’s a go for borderline homophobic comedy! Or borderline comedy, period. Even sadder than the continued use of The Laugh Track (yes, there’s only one—all the shows share it) in...

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Home Video Review: 'ABCs of Death 2' Delivers the Sick Scares

Home Video Review: 'ABCs of Death 2' Delivers the Sick Scares

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The second installment of the bizarre horror-anthology series ABCs of Death is a big improvement over the first.

Twenty-six directors are each given a letter in the alphabet and a corresponding word. (For example, “X” is for “Xylophone.”) Each director then gets to make a short film involving that word...

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