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Screen Time: Review Of ‘Pain And Gain’

A couple things about Michael Bay’s new movie “Pain and Gain.” PRO: Michael Bay FINALLY stops taking himself so seriously. In one scene, crippled Tony Shalhoub (Monk from “Monk”) tries to pick a bun up off of the floor, insisting he “needs to do this on his own.” It takes him a long time, and…
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Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and some baby in "The Place Beyond the Pines."

Screen Time: ‘Oblivion,’ Review Of ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’

I saw “The Place Beyond the Pines” and walked outta the theater thinking: “That was the best movie I’ve seen this year.” I don’t want to give too much away, so here are some spoiler-free bullet points. Ryan Gosling is easily one of those actors whose work I will see. Every. Time. He gives a…
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Screen Time: G.I. Joe, ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Delivers

For this week’s Screen Time web show, Herald movie columnist Tim Albrecht and I talk “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and “Oz The Great and Powerful,” which I FINALLY saw last weekend. I know, I’m late. And I also know I probably missed out on not seeing it in 3-D. But it was wonderful. Save for the…
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‘Cabin In The Woods’: A Gory Shout-out To Horror Genre

I’m no Joss Whedon expert, but after watching his newest project, “The Cabin in the Woods,” I can say I’m a fan. The movie’s a postmodern homage to the horror flicks that we grew up with. But it turns the genre on its head. We’re all familiar with horror’s archetypes: the jock, the whore, the…
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‘Contagion’ Has All The Symptoms But Lacks The Payoff Of A Solid Flick

“Contagion” opened at midnight today, and I was pumped. The trailer is action-packed, thrilling and promises thrills and chills (no pun intended), but the movie doesn’t follow suit. It opens to a black screen and the isolated sound of coughing. (Kudos to director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.) It all starts with one…
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