Recent Movie Reviews
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The Skeleton Twins

4 yaps

There are times where a movie is so endearing that it doesn’t really matter what it’s about, whether it has a driving narrative, or even what the plot is. “The Skeleton Twins” is a movie like that, where the leads … Continue reading

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The Boxtrolls

4.5 yaps

This new stop-motion animation gem is a little bit dark, a little bit daffy and a whole lot British. Continue reading


3 yaps

In “Tusk,” Kevin Smith returns to cinema with a strange little tale about a man turning another man into a walrus. It’s good. Real good. Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

3.5 yaps

Liam Neeson takes “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” an interesting detour in his career as an action hero that is more suspenseful than savage. Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You

4 yaps

Dysfunction gets the sad-and-funny treatment with “This Is Where I Leave You,” time well spent with a terrific cast. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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Chris Hemsworth owns in “Blackhat” trailer

Michael Mann’s new thriller stars “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth as an imprisoned cyberhacker. 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

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“The Equalizer” leads box office charge

The remake of the TV show “The Equalizer” easily dominates the box office weekend. Continue reading

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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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Cold in July

4 yaps

Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson, “Cold in July” is a worthy homage to the cult-classic thrillers of the late ’80s pulp-video era. 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

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Cerina Vincent, “MoniKa”

The actress from “Cabin Fever” and “Not Another Teen Movie” talks about her latest, “MoniKa,” Twitter and being a Power Ranger. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “Léon”

4.5 yaps

More like a journey than just a joy-buzzer jolt of action, “Léon” is the movie people mean whey they rave about “The Professional.” Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Harry and Tonto (1974)

4.5 yaps

Paul Mazursky was a strange species in Hollywood, who made movies not about the big clanging events in life but what comes right before, and after. Continue reading