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Forgive me for cribbing that movie quote, a line you couldn’t escape – believe me, I tried – upon the release of Despicable Me in 2001. It aptly describes the film: not much in the way of story, little more than an excuse for androgynous yellow creatures to spew gibberish.

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The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at

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26 letters of the alphabet. 26 different ways to die. A fairly simple premise, but it’s the sheer absurdity and audacity of some of the shorts that make The ABCs of Death a surprisingly fun watch. Rather than go through all 26 shorts and break them them down, let’s just dwell

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The overwhelming natural forces that separate a family are no match for the emotional forces that keep their hopes of reconciliation alive in The Impossible, a harrowing survival tale based on the true story of a beleaguered Spanish family during the devastating 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia.  Henry

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The case of the “West Memphis Three” is well-trod ground.  Not only was it exhaustively examined by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky in their Paradise Now trilogy, but it’s also the subject of a new documentary, West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and co-produced by Hollywood

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Road trip movies almost always line up with an emotional journey that parellels the physical one. In the The Most Fun I’ve Hever Had With My Pants On, the film follows two childhood girlfriends named Andy, played by  the writer-director Drew Denny, and Liv (Sarah Hagan) as they reunite to scatter Andy’s father’s ashes

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On Friday, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi kicked off the New York Film Festival and received high marks from the critics. The epic scale, lauded visual effects, and story about humanity might tug the heartstrings of Oscar voters, and if there’s a movie out there to grab “the heart vote,”

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The awards season never comes without a few curveballs, and Fox Searchlight just threw one our way. Last week, the distributor announced that Sacha Gervasi’s feature-film debut Hitchcock, about the legendary director and his making of the horror classic Psycho, will arrive in limited release on Nov. 23, 2012. The

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What could possibly happen in one fleeting moment that would deteriorate the foundations of a seemingly everlasting love? Will the characters end their journey together, or be parting their separate ways?

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The first part of the television season is winding down, so this week we discuss how we feel the new shows have been doing to date. We also talk about AFI’s Top Ten of 2011 list, and GLEE and GRIMM’s casting developments. Check out the breakdown below. (PS – We

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