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Cinema Blind Spots: Nashville (1975)

Forty years after the release of Robert Altman's country classic "Nashville," Austin tells us his thoughts once he sees it for the first time!
Julius J. Carry III stars as Sho'Nuff in "The Last Dragon," a 1985 TriStar Pictures release.

Class of 1985: “The Last Dragon”

Striking a funky, daffy, multi-genre, low-budget sweet spot, “The Last Dragon” takes an inner-city poke at the hero’s journey without taking the piss out of it.

INTO THE WOODS

Into the Woods

Disney's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Into the Woods" has plenty of charm and charisma to cover the tiredness of the film's premise.
Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is Annie in 2014's "Annie," a Sony Pictures release.

Annie (2014)

"Never slow your roll," Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here's hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She's all that treats instead of tricks.

SAVING MR. BANKS

Saving Mr. Banks

This look at the making of "Mary Poppins" is the charming confection you expect it might be, but here, spoonfuls of salt make the medicine go down.
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Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is a bloated, indulgent musical more reliant on cheap nostalgia than creative performances.

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Pitch Perfect

Like its predecessor "Bring It On", this sweet and snappy female-driven flick is smarter than it has any right to be.
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The Burton Binge: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

This adaptation of the 1979 stage musical is easily Burton's grimmest work.