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As Above/So Below

2.5 yaps

“As Above/So Below” takes audiences on a haunted hayride through a maze of bones, ghosts and pop psychology. Continue reading

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Rich Hill

3.5 yaps

“Rich Hill” is a pure and polished doc, but it feels like the beginning of a noble endeavor rather than its fulfillment. Continue reading

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When the Game Stands Tall

4.5 yaps

By eschewing the rah-rah conventions of the sports genre, “The Game Stands Tall” shines a light on what it takes to be great, not to win. Continue reading

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If I Stay

3.5 yaps

This romantic melodrama and YA novel adaptation is geared toward the teenage set but has qualities adults can appreciate. Continue reading

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Let’s Be Cops

2 yaps

This would have been the ultimate stoner movie, but it’s missing one key element: Stoners. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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New movie trailers: Mortdecai, Christian Mingle, Wetlands, Open Windows

This week’s trailer includes Johnny Depp going quirky again, a movie based on a Christian dating site, a lewd German film and more. 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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Summer goes out with a whimper

With no major releases for the past few weeks, “Guardians of the Galaxy” easily top a weak field. Continue reading

Podcasts
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Summer Movie Preview 2014

Christopher Lloyd and his special guests talk about summer movies, and why the season seems to start earlier every year. Continue reading

DVD Reviews
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The Walking Dead: The Complete Season Four

4.5 yaps

By keeping the narrative moving and not getting bogged own in angsty, repetitive exchanges of dialogue, “The Walking Dead” realized its finest season to date. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

4 yaps

In the final film of the Showa era, Godzilla returns to display the badassery that earned him the moniker “The King of the Monsters.” Continue reading

Interviews
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Ben Dobyns, Executive Producer of “Dark Dungeons”

Ben Dobyns, executive producer of “Dark Dungeons,” talks about the film, life as an independent producer and the power of crowdfunding. Continue reading

Commentary
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Class of 1984: “All of Me”

4 yaps

Under director Carl Reiner’s devilishly deft touch, “All of Me” is 1944 by way of 1984, but its true timelessness emanates in Steve Martin’s epic performance. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Gandhi (1982)

4.5 yaps

“Gandhi” is a worthy piece of filmmaking, though mostly remembered today as “the movie ‘E.T.’ lost the Best Picture Oscar to.” Continue reading