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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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“Sniper” continues box office roll

The biopic of sniper Chris Kyle showing strong legs; “The Boy Next Door” opens well. Continue reading

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3.5 yaps

The Judge

Two great performances by Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are overshadowed by a raft of secondary characters and needless subplots. Continue reading

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Mortdecai

“Mortdecai” is a piffle, a lark, an utterly inconsequential movie that wears its insipidness like a badge of honor. Continue reading

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4.5 yaps

The Truman Show (1998)

Peter Weir’s eerily prescient take on the invasive nature of media made good use of Jim Carrey’s early manic comic persona. Continue reading

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“American Sniper” hits box office bulls-eye

Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated drama about America’s deadliest sniper hits the $90 million target for the weekend. Continue reading

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4.5 yaps

The Boxtrolls

Easily the best animated film of 2014, “The Boxtrolls” is a wonderful, whimsical — and very British — ride through childlike imagination. Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2014 Oscar nominations

In the latest podcast, Nick, Joe and Chris throw down about the just-announced list of Academy Award nominations. Continue reading

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American Sniper

A complex portrait of a simple man, “American Sniper” features the performance of Bradley Cooper’s career. Continue reading

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2015 Movie Preview

Christopher Lloyd previews all the big and little films coming in 2015 worth your attention. Continue reading

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“Taken 3″ gets its man in box office race

“Taken 3″ easily holds off “Selma” and holdovers from December to assert its dominance in the weekend box office race. Continue reading

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