Recent Movie Reviews
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Dolphin Tale 2

3 yaps

Equal parts eye-rolling and heartwarming, “Dolphin Tale 2″ is a movie you’ll vaguely remember later on. Continue reading

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As Above/So Below

3 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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The November Man

3 yaps

Pierce Brosnan is the latest older actor to tackle the Geezer Spy genre. Though he has a creased, commanding presence, the story is scattershot. 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

… to a Theater Near You
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New movie trailers: The Pyramid, Rosewater, Monsters

This weeks crop of movie trailers includes Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, a “Monsters” sequel, horror offerings 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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“No Good Deed” on top

Despite a cynical ploy by the studio to cancel all advance screenings of “No Good Deed,” the home invasion thriller led the box office with $24 million. 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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3 yaps

It takes a long time to get going, but once Big G shows up, “Godzilla” is exactly the summer movie thrill ride we were expecting. 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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Fall Film Preview 2014

A sneak peak of the fall and winter movies vying for Oscars, ticket sales and attention. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

3.5 yaps

Woody Allen’s much-lauded drama about morality and guilt splits the difference between two interesting characters, and loses its way. Continue reading