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Movie Review: Tell it on the Mountain

29 minutes agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

The Pacific Crest Trail is one of three famously long trails in the National Scenic Trails system. It extends over 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Canada. Established in 1968, the trail itself was not completed until 1993 — just twenty years ago. Show More Summary

Movie Review: ‘Mile…Mile and a Half’ Hits a Home Run on the JMT

34 minutes agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Hiking the 211 mile John Muir Trail is an epic adventure. It’s also one of the great hiking trails that can be experienced without quitting your job and devoting five months of your life. The JMT is an adventure that lies within reach. Show More Summary

[Review] Halloween Horror ‘Hellions’ Is Unsettling, Not Terrifying

Reviewed out of Sundance by Fred Topel Last year, Aaron Paul had a movie at Sundance called Hellion. I never saw it, but I assume Hellions is the sequel because that’s the rules. When you pluralize the title, it’s the sequel in which there are even more Hellions than the first film! Dora (Chloe Rose) […]

“Amadeus” The Movie At 30 – And Everything It Got Wrong About Mozart And Salieri

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill reviews the liberties writer Peter Shaffer and director Milos Forman took with the historical record (and the device they used to get away with it) – and nevertheless finds that Amadeus is “arguably the finest movie ever made about the process of artistic creation and the unbridgeable gap between […]

50 Shades of Shame

50 Shades of Shame -- A Movie Review By A Real Dominatrix Photo by Tommy O'Brian Okay, I saw it. For you, gentle readers, I was tortured for two hours of my precious time and went to see Fifty Shades of Grey, the film. All I can say is I was more disappointed than anticipated... Show More Summary

Black Sunday (1960) (Blu-ray) US Release

yesterdayFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Mac McEntire Quote: "Filmed in luscious black and white, the movie evokes the old-timey Universal monsters, but it also has the gore and the bodice-heaving romanticism of the better Hammer films."

Review: 'Deli Man' Is a Celebration of Jewish Food and the People Who Serve It

Do you like food? Do you like movies? Do you like movies about food? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might enjoy Eater at the Movies, a column by Joshua David Stein which examines eating and drinking on screen. I rarely...Show More Summary

CRONENBERG WEEK: Stereo (1969) / Crimes of the Future (1970) (Movie Reviews)

  3.5/5 The word “Cronenbergian” is a word that has trickled its way up through the decades and into cinematic lexicon, a descriptor for works that connect the academic to the intimate and the clinical to the visceral. At 71, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg remains one of the most challenging and transgressive iconoclasts in the [...]Show More Summary

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Reviews: A Frigid Failure

Thinking of going to see Hot Tub Time Machine 2? Don't do it, movie critics around the nation are saying. Please don't do it. Do nearly ANYthing else with your hard-earned money. Just trust us on this one. We're paraphrasing. But not...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Wild Tales - Hang on tight

Truth in advertising. Damian Szifron's Wild Tales is exactly that: an anthology of surprising and unexpectedly wild short stories. Though it feels like there's going to be a connection, the individual stories share neither characters nor plotlines. Show More Summary

Mean Girls: The Game review

If you haven't watched Mean Girls, the classic 2004 high school movie starring Lindsay Lohan, go and watch it right now. We'll wait. Did you see it? Boo, you whore, don't lie. Seriously, go and watch it now. Deftly directed by Mark Waters...Show More Summary

Movie Review: The Imitation Game

Watching The Imitation Game was kind of a weird experience. It was a movie I really enjoyed, but it also left me feeling really depressed. The Alan Turing biopic is, at its heart, a movie about identity and the destructive nature of secrets. Show More Summary

Zaki's Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

It honestly feels like just a few weeks ago that I was sitting in a theater watching xXx (the movie, not the genre). Positioned as kind of an extreme sports response to the long-lived James Bond series, the 2002 Vin Diesel starrer (which...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 goes back to the Jacuzzi with diminishing returns

Made with three-quarters of the original’s stars and a lesser fraction of its crude charm, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 takes Hot Tub Time Machine’s delightfully stupid premise (explained in the title) and adds in alternate histories, future technologies (e.g., the DickPad, also self-explanatory), and parallel universes. Show More Summary

Review: 'McFarland, USA'

A less talented and more shameless director might've turned it into cornmeal mush, but Niki Caro ("Whale Rider") has delivered unto the Disney corporation a Kevin Costner sports movie that works. Commercially? We'll see. But as an inspirational true story, fictionalized to the usual degree,...

Movie Review: The most memorable thing about The DUFF is its ugly-duckling heroine

A DUFF, in the parlance of this movie (and presumably teens—if they weren’t using it before, they’ll be using it now), is the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” that pretty, skinny girls rely upon to serve as the metaphorical troll guarding the bridge of their affections. Show More Summary

Movie Review: McFarland USA - On the right track

Sports movies starring Kevin Costner: It could be a category on Jeopardy. But that's not really a bad thing. While the Costner oeuvre has its share of titles devoted to athletic themes, he hasn't made many bad ones. He has a solidity...Show More Summary

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Movie Review: The Biff Tannen Story

last weekHumor : Badass Digest

Five years after the first one the Hot Tub Time Machine is back and it's unpleasant. Devin likes that.

Movie Review: Adam Green plays fast and loose with found footage in Digging Up The Marrow

More playful than genuinely creepy, Adam Green’s hybrid mockumentary Digging Up The Marrow deserves credit for trying to re-think the done-to-death found-footage horror formula, even if its self-reflexive angle amounts to little more than a whole lot of unrealized potential. Show More Summary

Movie Review: There’s nothing remotely wild about the indie mope-fest All The Wilderness

All The Wilderness—originally titled The Wilderness Of James, until somebody realized that would land it near the bottom of alphabetical VOD listings—takes its cue from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Wilderness,” which features verses that begin...Show More Summary

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