Recent Movie Reviews
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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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