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The Theory of Everything

4.5 yaps

Bob Bloom says “The Theory of Everything” is an exceptional feel-good biopic but needs a larger dose of humanity. Continue reading

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Rosewater

4 yaps

This true story of a journalist arrested by the Iranian regime is a solid, if a bit over-earnest, debut for writer/director Jon Stewart. Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber To

3.5 yaps

Although it’s hardly a personal record for anyone involved, “Dumb and Dumber To” shows that sporadic and unsteady can still finish the race, too. Continue reading

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Whiplash

5 yaps

A bravura tale of antagonism and ambition, “Whiplash” dares to ask prickly questions about what it takes to be a great artist, or a great anything. Continue reading

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Big Hero 6

3 yaps

A gentle tale of a boy and his robot that morphs into a superhero story, “Big Hero 6″ is a schizophrenic flick that treats secondary characters like add-ons. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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“50 Shades” of Naughty

The new 50 Shades of Grey trailer offers a better look at the bond(age) developing between Ana and Christian Grey. Continue reading

The Film Yap Lexicon
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Grand Theft Easy

In movies where characters need to steal a car, they will have very little trouble locating spare keys or otherwise getting the car started. Continue reading

News
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Indy Style — Nov. 21

On this week’s show, Chris reviews “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “The Theory of Everything,” plus “Into the Storm” on video. Continue reading

Podcasts
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Summer Yappies 2014

Joe Shearer, Nick Rogers and Christopher Lloyd reveal and debate the winners of the 2014 Summer Yappies Awards! Continue reading

DVD Reviews
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The November Man

3 yaps

“The November Man,” like other examples of the Geezer Spy genre, is an exercise in aging Baby Boomer escapist fantasy. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Tales from the Darkside (1990)

3 yaps

“Tales From The Darkside” rides the wave of 1980s anthology horror, but the stories seem to be too little, too late despite the “King” and “Romero” tags. Continue reading

Interviews
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Randy Newman

The famed singer and composer talks about his music, his Oscars and that “¡Three Amigos” screenwriting credit. Continue reading

Commentary
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Film on Vinyl: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Next up on Film on Vinyl’s playlist is the “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” soundtrack. It’s time to break out the L- word. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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The Wild Geese (1978)

1.5 yaps

An aggressively bad action-adventure film, “The Wild Geese” lionizes the mercenaries who so often played the cinematic heavies. Continue reading