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DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: September 26

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Chastain's 'Eleanor Rigby' explores intricacies of eroding marriage

A desperate man tries to connect with his isolated, suicidal wife in a complex, detailed and intimate look at an eroding marriage, as a first-time director attempts to layer both the male and female perspectives of a relationship.

MOVIE REVIEW: Dysfunctional family dramedy 'This is Where I Leave You' fails to impress

A relatively new genre, the dysfunctional family dramedy is something many have attempted and few have pulled off. Some of them (“Home for the Holidays,” the original “Death at a Funeral,” “City Island”) have just right mix of seething anger and dark humor while most (“The Family Stone,” “Because I Said So” and many others) strain themselves beyond repair. They are neither poignant nor funny.

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: September 19

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Maze Runner' delivers a rushed plot with plenty of action

There’s a long list of young adult novels that have been adapted into movies the past few years, like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” to name a few. “The Maze Runner,” based on the novel by James Dashner, could easily get lost in the shuffle. It definitely delivers some great suspenseful, action scenes but the rushed plot and often forced dialogue keep the movie from rising above the status of teen flick.

MOVIE REVIEW: Attention to detail and depth make 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' successful

It’s exceedingly rare for screenwriters to be nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for penning action comedies but Scott Frank did just that in the ‘90s with “Get Shorty” and “Out of Sight.” It’s no coincidence that both movies were based on Elmore Leonard novels where danger and folly live side by side quite comfortably.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Eraserhead'

Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “Eraserhead”

MOVIE REVIEW: Kevin Smith's quirky, new film 'Tusk' delivers some of his best work

“I am walrus, hear me blubber” might be the mantra of Kevin Smith’s “Tusk,” And yet there’s much good humor, too, in Smith’s latest low-budget indie, which reunites the director with his “Red State” star Michael Parks, who’s gifted here with the sort of tailor-made, career-capping role most actors die waiting for Quentin Tarantino to give them.

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FILM FANS: 'The Drop' is filled with stand-out performances

Film Fans features local residents reviewing the movie of the week: “The Drop”

MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: September 12

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Identical' is flawlessly executed

An interesting curio, “The Identical” presents a fascinating, fictional, “what if” scenario that is somewhat based on real events

Fall 2014 movie preview

A look at the films scheduled to be released in 2014.

FILM FANS: 'The November Man' offers lots of action but nothing memorable

Film Fans features local residents reviewing the movie of the week: “The November Man”

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'For No Good Reason'

Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “For No Good Reason”