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About Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd was born and raised in Orlando, Fla., loving movies. During high school, he worked at the same cinema where he saw “Star Wars” as a small boy. Over the course of the summer of 1986 he watched “Aliens” nearly 100 times, and had all the moments when the audiences’ heads snapped back in surprise timed down to the minute. After transferring to several different colleges, he set his sights on a career in film journalism. He received a B.F.A. in Cinema Studies at New York University, and a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Twice he took a year off from school to earn money to continue his education, returning to his old movie theater as a manager. During the second hiatus he also wrote movie reviews for a small Orlando suburban weekly. Upon graduation from Medill, his first attempt at paid journalism was an article on the film comedies of Adam Sandler for Orlando’s alternative newspaper, which earned a $25 kill fee when they refused to run it. Lloyd eventually got a position at a small weekly (later daily) newspaper in Lady Lake, Fla., writing mostly political news but making a weekly 3-hour trek down to Orlando for press screenings of new films. This trend continued when he worked for the Star-Banner a few miles north in Ocala, first as a political reporter and later entertainment editor. After 10 years of making the journey to Orlando to review movies, Lloyd still believes he could make the drive blindfolded. In 2005, he was appointed entertainment editor at The Indianapolis Star, and later became an arts & entertainment reporter, always writing occasional film reviews. In April 2008 he began reviewing movies on a freelance basis for a few client newspapers, chiefly the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Lloyd is currently a freelance journalist and blogger living in Indianapolis with his wife, Jean, and an excess of animals.
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The Wild Geese (1978)

An aggressively bad action-adventure film, “The Wild Geese” lionizes the mercenaries who so often played the cinematic heavies. Continue reading

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“Dumb and Dumber To” looks smart in debut

The comedy sequel racks up $38 million in its debut, while “Big Hero 6″ and “Interstellar” remain strong in week two. Continue reading

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Into the Storm

A serviceable if totally forgettable piece of special effects spectacle, “Into the Storm” places people in peril as they film themselves. Continue reading

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Indy Style — Nov. 14

On this week’s show, Chris raves about “Whiplash,” plus reviews of “Dumb and Dumber To,” “Rosewater,” “Beyond the Lights,” plus “Jersey Boys” on video. Continue reading

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Rosewater

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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Whiplash

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″ and “Interstellar” go sky-high

Two science fiction adventures, “Big Hero 6″ and “Interstellar,” dominate the box office with strong opening weekends. Continue reading

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Kit Carson (1940)

This 1940 Western about the famed frontiersman is amiable, formulaic and dumb as a desert-baked brick. Continue reading

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Jersey Boys

It didn’t hit any high notes during its theatrical run, but “Jersey Boys” should be poised to be a video hit. Continue reading

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Indy Style — Nov. 7

On this week’s show, Chris reviews “Interstellar,” “Big Hero 6,” “Laggies,” “Citizenfour” plus “Maleficent” on video! Continue reading

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