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Before I Go To Sleep

2 yaps

The story of an amnesiac that borrows heavily from “Memento,” “Before I Go To Sleep” is destined to be a movie I completely forget about. Continue reading

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Saw: 10th-Anniversary Re-Release

2.5 yaps

Ten years later, “Saw’s” big reveal still generates more laughter than armrest-gripping tension, but it looks comparatively classic next to its silly sequels. Continue reading

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Child of God

4 yaps

A darkly compelling adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel and a successful outing for writer / director James Franco. Continue reading

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John Wick

4 yaps

“John Wick” holds no candle to Keanu Reeves’ holy trinity of action films, but it should count as time off for good behavior from his stint in movie jail. Continue reading

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St. Vincent

4.5 yaps

Bill Murray gives a career-best turn as a sour pill of a man who doesn’t secretly have a heart of gold, and even if he did, he drowned it in booze long ago. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer Chills to the Bone

After being scheduled to drop after ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesday, October 28, “Hydra” leaked the International trailer early, forcing Marvel to release the trailer a week early (though I smell a little bit of counterintelligence at play here). … 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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Indy Film Fest Screens “Frank” for “Rock + Reel” Series

The new movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender plays at the White Rabbit Cabaret Oct. 30. Continue reading

Podcasts
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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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Child of God

4 yaps

A darkly compelling adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel and a successful outing for writer / director James Franco. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Up! (1976)

3.5 yaps

A bevy of buxom, bountiful babes belittle and bounces its way through a beatific backdrop of baleful Nazis and boisterous bosoms, by golly! Continue reading

Interviews
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Amin Matalqa, Michelle Lang, & Amanda Plummer “Strangely in Love” (Part 2)

Director Amin Matalqa, actress/producer Michelle Lang, and Emmy Award-winning actress Amanda Plummer talk about their latest movie, “Strangely in Love.” Continue reading

Commentary
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Film on Vinyl: Friday the 13th

It’s time to fire up those record players and join Joe Donohue for the inaugural spin of “Film on Vinyl.” Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Thief (1981)

4.5 yaps

A moody minor masterpiece, “Thief” is a probing character study disguising itself as a heist flick. Continue reading