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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Still Life’ enlightening, character-driven art film

By design there’s not a whole lot going on in the appropriately titled “Still Life” which is exactly the point. It’s a low budget, character driven art film with spare dialogue that is steeped in measured atmosphere about a lonely man dutifully performing a mostly thankless job.

Visual ingenuity of ‘I’ offset by underdeveloped script and characters

LOS ANGELES — A “Beauty and the Beast”-themed romantic thriller, vet Indian helmer S. Shankar’s Tamil-language “I” basks in the rarefied world of top modeling. Numbers are staged as elaborate CGI-enhanced commercials shot against sumptuous locales, somewhat naturalizing the film’s potlatch-style flaunting of its towering budget.

Movie Trivia Contest — Jan. 23, 2015

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DISC SPOT: “The Drop Blu-ray”

Michael Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “The Drop”

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FILM FANS: ‘Blackhat’ interesting premise fails due to weak script

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Boy Next Door’ predictable, stalker flick

Whatever your opinion of Jennifer Lopez as a person and/or performer, you’ve got to give her credit. She’s found success (“success” meaning considerable financial gain, not artistic triumph) in three different mediums (film, TV and music) and is about conquer a fourth (a highly lucrative series of stage shows in Las Vegas).

MOVIE REVIEW: 'American Sniper' an accurate portrayal of life as a soldier

Every once in a while (either to avoid boredom or “stretch” artistically) Clint Eastwood will step outside of his comfort zone and tackle genres (musical, romance, comedy, political epic) and most of the time these experiments fail miserably.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Lucy' — Blu-ray

Michael Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “Lucy”

Movie Trivia Contest — Jan. 16, 2015

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Little Accidents' good at first, then ends a dud

“Little Accidents” is an overly-earnest, hand-wringing drama set in a dreary West Virginia mountain town where every family is dependent to some degree or another on the coal industry.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Blackhat' has timely hacking subject overpowered by action

You know something is afoul when a film with a (supposed) A-list director starring an A-list movie star (also the current “Sexiest Man Alive”) and a more-than-topical, A-list premise gets slotted for a B-movie release in the wasteland of January.

FILM FANS: 'Taken' fans will enjoy the fast-paced final installment

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Film Fans agree ‘Woman in Black 2’ lacks suspense

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'Predestination' expertly crafted, life-changing film

After making the rounds at various festivals since late last summer, the Australian-produced “Predestination” was finally picked up by a major distributor (Sony), yet will likely only have a limited art-house run before slipping into either obscurity or cult status, which is an absolute shame.

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Movie Trivia Contest — Jan. 9, 2015

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