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Recent Movie Reviews
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The Purge: Anarchy

3 yaps

The rare movie sequel that’s better than the first. Continue reading

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I Origins

4 yaps

A quiet film that says a lot, “I Origins” is more than it seems. Continue reading

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Planes: Fire & Rescue

3 yaps

While hardly an example of quality filmmaking, the “Planes” sequel manages to outdo its predecessor. Continue reading

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A Brony Tale

4 yaps

A genial look at the controversial geek subculture that confounds even other geeks. Continue reading

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

4.5 yaps

Smart and soulful, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is the best piece of spectacle this summer has to offer. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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New movie trailers: Big Hero 6, Horns, Laggies, Ouija

Disney’s latest animated hero, Harry Potter with horns, and Keira Knightley hangs out with high schoolers in this week’s movie trailers. 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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“Apes” easily best puny human movies

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” easily wins the weekend box office with race, though “The Purge: Anarchy” opens strong. Continue reading

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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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3 yaps

This ambitious sci-fi/drama starring Johnny Depp reaches for the stars, and misses, but it’s still a worthwhile attempt. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Reform School Girls (1986)

4 yaps

Featuring the incomparable Wendy O. WIlliams, the 1986 schlock classic “Reform School Girls” is cheeky in more ways than one. Continue reading

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Lance Edmands, “Bluebird”

Lance Edmands of “Bluebird” talks about assembling a monster cast — Amy Morton, John Slattery, Margo Martindale, Adam Driver — as a rookie director. Continue reading

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This Magic Moment: The Terminator (1984)

If you’re looking for a robot nightmare more vivid and focused than “Transformers,” look no further than this 1984 classic. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

4 yaps

Charles Laughton’s only effort from the director’s chair, “The Night of the Hunter” was a commercial and critical bomb that has only grown in stature. Continue reading