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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Draft Day' comes off as watered-down 'Jerry Maguire'

The film, starring Kevin Costner, is set during the build-up to the NFL draft.

MOVIE REVIEW: Documentary 'Jodorowsky's Dune' is sharp, double-edged sword for sci-fi enthusiasts

The documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” follows cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s highly ambitious but failed attempt at a film adaptation of the sci-fi novel “Dune”

MOVIE REVIEW: Life of documentary subject Vivian Maier is beyond captivating, engrossing

“Finding Vivian Maier” follows the discovery of a cache thousands of photographs that have earned the artist a posthumous reputation as an accomplished street photographer.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Nurse'

Movie critic Michael Clark spotlights the release of the film “Nurse.”

Movie trivia contest: April 11

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MOVIE REVIEW: Donald Rumsfeld documentary supremely missed, wasted opportunity

Director Errol Morris sits down with the former secretary of defense, who discusses his career in Washington, D.C.

MOVIE REVIEW: Latest 'Captain America' film next best effort after first 'Iron Man'

Latest ‘Captain America’ film next best Marvel/Avengers effort after first ‘Iron Man’

This Marvel/Avengers adaptation stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Sebastian Stan, the Winter Soldier.

Documentary 'Anita' offers theories, insights difficult to dismiss

The film follows the Senate hearings on the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination in 1991 that became an unintended landmark referendum on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Movie critic Michael clark reviews the documentary film “Anita.”

Movie trivia contest: April 4

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The King of Comedy'

Movie critic Michael Clark spotlights the 30th anniversary edition of “The King of Comedy.”

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

For die-hard Scorsese (and Leonardo DiCaprio) fans, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is worth owning solely for the highly-illuminating featurette.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Le Week-End' is smart, alternately prickly, warm look at love

The film marks the third cinematic collaboration between British writer Hanif Kureishi and French director Roger Michell and stars Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan.

Movie trivia contest: March 28

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MOVIE REVIEW: Film 'Cesar Chavez' doesn't serve memory of the man or cause as well as it should

A biography of the activitist and labor organizer, “Cesar Chavez” stars Michael Peña, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson.

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Movie trivia contest: March 21

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MOVIE REVIEW: From character study, social metaphor to straight-ahead action-thriller, ‘Divergent’ delivers

The film “Divergent,” based on the first in a series of books by Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘American Hustle’

Co-writer and director David O. Russell juggles style, plot and character development quite well and his use of period pop music is astonishing.

Movie trivia contest: March 14

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Philomena'

The film was nominated for four Oscars.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Better Living Through Chemistry' plays out like axed HBO series

The film stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Monaghan.

'Grand Budapest Hotel' is collaborative filmmaking at its best

The film, directed by Wes Anderson, has a long list of stars in its cast, including Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan and Tilda Swinton.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Need for Speed' is inferior knockoff of 'Fast and Furious'

The movie stars Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad” fame.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: '12 Years and Slave'

The film is the 2014 winner of the Oscar for Best Picture.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Bag Man' is early front-runner for worst film of the year

John Cusack and Robert De Niro star in this crime thriller directed by David Grovic.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' may be too clever for its own good

The movie is based on characters created by visionary Jay Ward that were part of the “Rocky & Bullwinkle” cartoon series from the 1960s.

MOVIE REVIEW: Documentary film 'Tim's Vermeer' is 'way too cool'

In the documentary, inventor Tim Jenison tried to understand the painting techniques of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, who painted the famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

OSCARS 2014: Movie critic Michael Clark makes predictions for Sunday's awards

Clark gives his take on the six major award categories and some of the lower-profile winners.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Muscle Shoals'

“Muscle Shoals” is arguably the finest rock ‘n’ roll documentary ever produced.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Son of God' preaches to the choir, plays it too safe

Cobbled and distilled from the 12-hour, 2013 History Channel mini-series “The Bible,” the film “Son of God” is something of a double-dipping cheat.

MOVIE REVIEW: War film 'Stalingrad' delivers then begins to slip

If you want to see it, do so quickly. It’s only going to be playing for one week at eight local 3-D/IMAX theaters — including Mall of Georgia.

MOVIE REVIEW: Documentary film 'Kids for Cash' doesn't offer many surprises

The one thing “Kids” has going for it (and it’s big) is the willing participation of two Pennsylvania judges charged with a multitude of crimes relating to what proved to be the heartless and disgraceful mistreatment of minors.

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Movie trivia contest: Feb. 28

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Disc Spotlight: ‘Killing Kennedy’

The film is based on the second of three in a series of books by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

MOVIE REVIEW: Period piece "In Secret" features near-perfect casting in its leads

Writer/director Charlie Stratton has adapted Emile Zola’s novel “Thérèse Raquin” into the film “In Secret,” which stars Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton and Oscar Isaac.

Movie trivia contest: Feb. 21

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'All is Lost'

“All is Lost” should have been to Robert Redford what “Cast Away” was for Tom Hanks.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Reimagined ‘Robocop’ not better than original, just different

Retaining just the basic building blocks of the first, this “RoboCop” distances itself far enough from the first to be “original” in its own right while keeping the dystopian spirit intact.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Monuments Men' not George Clooney's best effort

Based on the book of the same name, “The Monuments Men” is a fact-infused WWII film.

MOVIE REVIEW: Despite its many flaws, actress Paulina Garcia saves the film 'Gloria'

The film finds its power in its portrayal of a middle-aged, single woman attempting to navigate life and romance.

Movie trivia contest: Feb. 7

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Buyers Club

Movie critic Michael Clark calls the film “a phenomenal period drama made with painstaking detail and heart.”

Disc Spotlight: 'Rush'

Disc Spotlight: ‘Rush’

MOVIE REVIEW: 'At Middleton' has no direction, foundation

The film stars Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga.

Movie trivia contest: Jan. 31

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Invisible Woman’

Ralph Fiennes stars in, directs movie about Charles Dickens and a secret lover.

Movie trivia contest: Jan. 24

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MOVIE REVIEW: Vanessa Hudgens sheds squeaky-clean, girl-next-door image in ‘Gimme Shelter’

The “High School Musical” star is joined by Rosario Dawson and Brendan Fraser in this drama.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘Blue Jasmine’ Blu-ray

“Blue Jasmine” on Blu-ray

Movie trivia contest: Jan. 17

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