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‘Snowden’ trailer: stars tell a whisteblower’s story

The stars are coming out to tell the story of a whisteblower. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is taking on the role of Edward Snowden. Shaliene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Timothy Olymphant, Melissa Leo, Nicholas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson all have parts in Oliver Stone’s new and exciting movie. Snowden will be playing at a […]
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The Big Short

After a late strong bid for the Best Picture Oscar, I'm hoping more people will give "The Big Short" a chance on video. Smart, angry, incredibly funny.

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The Big Short

Simultaneously very angry and very funny, "The Big Short" reveals how we all lost in a rigged game we didn't even know was being played.
McCall (DENZEL WASHINGTON) talks to Slavi in Columbia Pictures' THE EQUALIZER.

The Equalizer

This is essentially a dumb movie, smartly made, with Denzel Washington tearing it up as an over-the-hill spy with some good deeds to do.

McCall (DENZEL WASHINGTON) talks to Slavi in Columbia Pictures' THE EQUALIZER.

The Equalizer

In lesser hands, "The Equalizer" would seem like exploitative dreck. But Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua give us a relatable hero.
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Prisoners

One of the year's best films, "Prisoners" is a psychological drama/thriller that is wound tighter than an alarm clock ready to go off.

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Prisoners

This intricately plotted mystery thriller goes continually sideways from expectations, resulting in a dark, brooding gem.
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Olympus Has Fallen

This implausible but highly entertaining thriller was the first of this year's terrorists-take-over-the-White-House trend.

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Oblivion

Forget what the herd said. "Oblivion" is one of the most thought-provoking and engaging sci-fi movies since "The Matrix."
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Oblivion

"Oblivion" makes some ill-advised narrative decisions and largely wastes Tom Cruise, but a curious combination of analog patience and digital prowess saves it.

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Olympus Has Fallen

This tightly-coiled action/thriller is basically a "Die Hard" spawn, with one lawman trapped in the White House with a bunch of terrorists.
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Treme: Season Two

One of my favorite shows on the air has another season full of joy toward the culture of New Orleans and impressive storytelling skills.

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Mildred Pierce

James M. Cain's cautionary tale of pride and motherhood gets the star treatment from director Todd Haynes, a formidable Kate Winslet and an accomplished cast.
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Red State

This grimy horror film is a fascinating step forward for director Kevin Smith but a step back for writer Kevin Smith.