Posts Tagged ‘paul dano’
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Swiss Army Man

Party buddy comedy, part treatise on loneliness, part hallucinatory journey, "Swiss Army Man" is the story of a man who befriends a corpse.


An ornate, bittersweet slice of life that hits a few grace notes but meanders too much to reach greatness.

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Love and Mercy

This complex, innovative biopic examines the life of Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson at two divergent points in his saga.
Prisoners - inside


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.

12 Years a Slave - inside

12 Years a Slave

This powerful look at the brutality of slavery is sure to set off emotions and conversations.
Prisoners - inside


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

Looper - inside


Though the story may get a little screwy toward the end, this ambitious time-traveling drama is one of 2012's most audacious films.
The Candidate

Coming to DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 30

Election season gets down and dirty with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in "The Campaign" and Paul Dano is a struggling writer whose words come to life, literally, in "Ruby Sparks" on DVD & Blu-ray this week.

Looper - inside


A grandly ambitious sci-fi drama that is more likely to be admired than adored.
Ruby Sparks inside

Ruby Sparks

A young writer's perfect dreamgirl comes to life, and it only gets more awkward from there.

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Cowboys & Aliens

Instead of kitschy fun, we get a Western-meets-sci-fi flick that takes itself way more seriously than any movie with a title like "Cowboys & Aliens" ought to.
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The Extra Man

Not even Kevin Kline can save this very bland movie.

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Knight and Day

Audiences were unkind to "Knight and Day," Tom Cruise's most purely entertaining movie since "Jerry Maguire."
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Heroes of the Zeroes: There Will Be Blood

"There Will Be Blood" — P.T. Anderson's resurrection of Kubrick’s uncompromising approach — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.