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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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Indy Style — March 27

On this week’s show, Chris reviews “Home,” “Get Hard,” “It Follows,” “The Barber,” “Red Army” and “Serena.” Continue reading

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Get Hard

Gleefully un-P.C., “Get Hard” is the sort of movie you laugh uproariously at, then feel ashamed about it afterward. Continue reading

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Home

A fun, disposable piece of animated entertainment that the whole family can enjoy while wishing it had set its sights a bit higher. Continue reading

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The Barber

Legendary “That Guy” Scott Glenn is a rare bird equally adept at playing the hunter or the prey in the cut-above psychological thriller “The Barber.” Continue reading

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“Insurgent” diverges from the competition

“The Diverge Series: Insurgent” easily trounces all other newcomers at the boxoffice. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I’ve appreciated the scope and splendor of the “Hobbit” adaptations. But if I were to give a two-word review of the final installment, it’s “too much.” Continue reading

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Indy Style — March 20

On this week’s show, Chris takes a look at “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” “The Gunman,” “’71,” “Deli Man,” “Do You Believe?” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings” on video. Continue reading

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

It may be derivative as hell. But “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” is quite a bit of fun and a little bit dangerous. Continue reading

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

A movie about a vexing mystery that cares not a whit about solving it; rather, it’s a dreamy contemplation of the power of the puzzle itself. Continue reading

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“Cinderella” is pure magic at the box office

“Cinderella” conjures up $70 million for an impressive first-week haul. Continue reading

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