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As Above/So Below

3 yaps

“As Above/So Below” takes audiences on a haunted hayride through a maze of bones, ghosts and pop psychology. Continue reading

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The November Man

3 yaps

Pierce Brosnan is the latest older actor to tackle the Geezer Spy genre. Though he has a creased, commanding presence, the story is scattershot. Continue reading

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Rich Hill

3.5 yaps

“Rich Hill” is a pure and polished doc, but it feels like the beginning of a noble endeavor rather than its fulfillment. Continue reading

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When the Game Stands Tall

4.5 yaps

By eschewing the rah-rah conventions of the sports genre, “The Game Stands Tall” shines a light on what it takes to be great, not to win. Continue reading

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If I Stay

3.5 yaps

This romantic melodrama and YA novel adaptation is geared toward the teenage set but has qualities adults can appreciate. Continue reading

… to a Theater Near You
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New movie trailers: The Pyramid, Rosewater, Monsters

This weeks crop of movie trailers includes Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, a “Monsters” sequel, horror offerings 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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Summer goes out with a whimper

With no major releases for the past few weeks, “Guardians of the Galaxy” easily top a weak field. Continue reading

Podcasts
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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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Ida

4 yaps

This quiet, stark Polish drama looks at one young woman’s legacy of World War II. Continue reading

The Schlock Vault
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Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

4 yaps

In the final film of the Showa era, Godzilla returns to display the badassery that earned him the moniker “The King of the Monsters.” Continue reading

Interviews
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Ben Dobyns, Executive Producer of “Dark Dungeons”

Ben Dobyns, executive producer of “Dark Dungeons,” talks about the film, life as an independent producer and the power of crowdfunding. Continue reading

Commentary
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Class of 1984: “All of Me”

4 yaps

Under director Carl Reiner’s devilishly deft touch, “All of Me” is 1944 by way of 1984, but its true timelessness emanates in Steve Martin’s epic performance. Continue reading

Reeling Backward
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Gandhi (1982)

4.5 yaps

“Gandhi” is a worthy piece of filmmaking, though mostly remembered today as “the movie ‘E.T.’ lost the Best Picture Oscar to.” Continue reading