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John Wick

4 yaps

“John Wick” holds no candle to Keanu Reeves’ holy trinity of action films, but it should count as time off for good behavior from his stint in movie jail. Continue reading

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St. Vincent

4.5 yaps

Bill Murray gives a career-best turn as a sour pill of a man who doesn’t secretly have a heart of gold, and even if he did, he drowned it in booze long ago. Continue reading

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The Book of Life

A wondrous film with spectacular visuals, fun action and a good story, but it falls just short of great. Continue reading

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Fury

4 yaps

A solid war picture if not an effective character piece, “Fury” crushes the notion of the nobility of war under its grinding, pitiless treads. Continue reading

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Men, Women & Children

3.5 yaps

An ambitious, sprawling look at how we love and lust today, “Men, Women & Children” tarries when it ought ought to hurry, and moves on when it should tarry. Continue reading

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer Chills to the Bone

After being scheduled to drop after ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesday, October 28, “Hydra” leaked the International trailer early, forcing Marvel to release the trailer a week early (though I smell a little bit of counterintelligence at play here). … 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 — Oct. 24

On this week’s show, Chris reviews “St. Vincent,” “Birdman,” “Ouija,” “John Wick” and “Dear White People.” 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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Life After Beth

2 yaps

“Life After Beth” tries to be a different kind of zombie movie but fails to be an entertaining one. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Up! (1976)

3.5 yaps

A bevy of buxom, bountiful babes belittle and bounces its way through a beatific backdrop of baleful Nazis and boisterous bosoms, by golly! Continue reading

Interviews
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Amin Matalqa, Michelle Lang, & Amanda Plummer “Strangely in Love” (Part 2)

Director Amin Matalqa, actress/producer Michelle Lang, and Emmy Award-winning actress Amanda Plummer talk about their latest movie, “Strangely in Love.” Continue reading

Commentary
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Five Actors You Didn’t Know Were Sports Stars

These actors had a past under lights of a different sort. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Charade (1963)

4.5 yaps

The “perfect date movie” is a little bit spy thriller, little bit screwball comedy and a whole lot romantic. Continue reading