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April 2014

A Gonzo ‘Godfather’: ‘The Raid 2 - Berandal’

Taking the unknown Indonesian martial art form and marrying it to a simple (the first film) and overly complex (the second) scenario, Gareth Evans has reinvented the action movie once again.


The 10 Stephen King Works That Should Be Made Into Movies

In celebration of his 40th year as a published author, we present these five unfilmed, and five already available Stephen King books that are crying out for a cinematic (re)configuration.


The Misguided Man of Dark Knight Steel Justice League Lite Sequel

By jumping right into the whole Dark Knight/Clark Kent pairing, DC once again shows how clueless it is regarding the handling of their heroes.


‘Fibber McGee & Molly’ Double Feature

Tain't funny, McGee, but it's sure strange.


‘Dom Hemingway’ Offers Too Much, and Not Enough

Overwritten, overacted, and frequently over-stylized, Dom Hemingway is a movie that constantly gets in the way of itself.


The Prince of Panic: ‘Alan Partridge’

Over time, we become comfortable with Alan Partridge's panic. His seeming inability to do anything right provides a wellspring of witty weirdness.


‘Nymph()maniac - Vol.  2’: From Lust to Loss

Even with all its XXX gimmickry, Nymph()maniac remains grounded in character. From someone like Lars von Trier, we'd expect nothing less... and we get a lot more.


The Best (with Caveats) Animated Films

When you think animation, do you automatically think Disney, Pixar, Anime, Miyazaki, Studio Ghilbi and/or stop motion. Here are ten terrific examples that will broaden your perspective.


Skip Over ‘Sabotage’ and Watch ‘The Raid 2’ Repeatedly

No matter what the box office receipts say, The Raid 2 is of greater value (and has a higher body count) than Sabotage.


I Spy - ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

This is a genuine delight, a smart film without so much of the CG filler these movies can often contain.


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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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