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Laura Linney

4 Must-See MoviesMovies

We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are four films that cannot be missed in October.

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Blu-ray and DVDNews

This week’s biggest releases are Hype Park on Hudson, Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season, and Boss: Season 2.

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christmas chick flicks
Blu-ray and DVDMoviesThis Chick's Flicks

Love Actually image: © 2003 Universal Studios.  ||  This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. Some people celebrate Christmas Day with family, friends, and presents under a tree. Others, like me, celebrate with a trip to the movies and dinner in Chinatown. Regardless of how you spend the day

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Movie ReviewMovies

Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce.  He wasn’t speaking specifically about Hyde Park on Hudson, but he’d probably come to the same conclusion about a film that traces the origins of a strategic alliance between Great Britain and the United States back

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Blu-ray and DVDNews

This weeks biggest release is definitely The Amazing Spider-Man. It was a surprisingly great film – taking the franchise in a different and pretty cool direction. Andrew Garfield makes a lovely Peter Parker! Here’s a clip from the film: [springboard type=”youtube” id=”gviTpf3AJKU” player=”scin001″ width=”560″ height=”315″ ]   And as usual,

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Film FestivalsMovie Review

One of the first scenes in Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson features Laura Linney’s Daisy giving Bill Murray’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s a hand-job in the seat of his modified car, away from the prying eyes of security and, perhaps more importantly, his wife Eleanor. Its awkward and humorous, yet

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Film FestivalsMovie ReviewMovies

Hyde Park On Hudson is My Week With The King’s Speech, an achingly obvious (and poorly executed) attempt to cash in on two common trends in popular movie culture: Biographies that explore a small part of an iconic figure’s life and upper-class dramas about the woes of high society. It

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Trailers

Check out the trailer for The Details which stars Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, and Kerry Washington. It’s written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes.  Here’s the synopsis of the film: After ten years of marriage, Jeff and Nealy Lang (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) have an

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Marion Cotillard in De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

The Venice Film Festival is currently underway, but most of the Oscar news this week comes from the Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped just a few days ago. With that in mind, we’re skipping the Oscar prospects of this weekend’s new releases because the film festival news is far more

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FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual

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Trailers

Hyde Park on Hudson released its first trailer this weekend, giving viewers a taste of Bill Murray’s sophisticated portrayal of FDR in a historical film set in June 1939. The plot focuses on a weekend when the Roosevelt’s host the King and Queen of England for their first trip to

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Blu-ray and DVDNews

It’s that time again: another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup!  Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! This weeks biggest releases are The Vow, Underworld Awakening, The Big C and Chuck! The Vow was a big hit

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