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Movie trivia contest — Sept. 14

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Michael Clark spotlights "Snow White and the Huntsman" on Blu-ray disc.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Words’ wimps out with lame ending

Having first made his mark as the bully jock in the 2005 “Wedding Crashers,” Bradley Cooper has since become the industry’s go-to guy for all titles Brad Pitt turns down. This is not to say that Cooper doesn’t have the goods. He’s got those deep-blue peepers, chiseled features, the all-important permanent facial stubble and he can act about as well as Pitt — which is pretty good but not great.

Movie trivia contest -- Aug. 31

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Good Will Hunting'

Movie critic Michael Clark spotlights "Good Will Hunting" on Blu-ray disc.

Movie trivia contest -- Aug. 10

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Grimm' Season 1

Michael Clark spotlights "Grimm" Season one on Blu-ray disc.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Marley'

Michael Clark spotlights "Marley" on Blu-ray disc.

Movie trivia contest — Aug. 3

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Trishna' turns out to be a colossal waste of time

The biggest among the many problems with "Trishna" is British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's combining of the two main male characters (Alec and Angel) into one.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Chronicle'

Michael Clark spotlights "Chronicle" on Blu-ray.

Movie trivia contest — May 18

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Battleship' drowns under bad acting, plot

"Battleship" is a thunderously loud, poorly-written, badly-acted and tediously-overlong exercise in garish Hollywood excess, according to movie critic Michael Clark.

Movie trivia contest 4/6

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie triva contest.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Chinatown'

Movie critic Michael Clark spotlights "Chinatown" on Blu-ray.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Casablanca'

Michael Clark spotlights "Casablanca's" 70th anniversary limited edition disc on Blu-ray.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Descendants'

Michael Clark spotlights Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" on Blu-ray.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Hugo'

Michael Clark spotlights Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" on Blu-ray.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Michael Clark spotlights the 50th anniversary edition of "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Blu-ray.

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Movie Trivia Contest 01-27

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Door: Mr. Mojo Risin' — The Story of L.A. Woman'

Michael Clark spotlights "The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' -- The Story of L.A. Woman" Blu-ray disc.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Grey' proves to be a pulse-racing thriller

Movie critic Michael Clark takes a look at Liam Neeson's new action flick, "The Grey."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Iron Lady' acts as a showcase for Streep

Michael Clark takes a look at director Phyllida Lloyd's latest film, "The Iron Lady."

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'When Harry Met Sally ...'

Michael Clark spotlights "When Harry Met Sally ..."

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Midnight in Paris'

Michael Clark spotlightthe "Midnight in Paris" Blu-ray disc.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Adventures of Tintin' is for you only if already a fan

Michael Clark reviews "The Adventures of Tintin."

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MOVIE REVIEW: Even Sherlock can’t make sense out of Ritchie’s Holmes

Movie critic Michael Clark is not a fan of the new movie, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with movie critic Michael Clark

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Michael Clark reviews" Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Blu-ray disc.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Descendants' is a hands-down masterpiece

Michael Clark reviews Alexander Payne's new movie, "The Descendants."

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'West Side Story' 50th Anniversary

For the weekly disc spotlight, Michael Clark reviews "West Side Story's" 50th Anniversary 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD.

Movie Trivia Contest 10/28

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark in his weekly movie trivia contest.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

Movie critic Michael Clark reviews "Captain America: The First Avenger" in 3-D on 3-disc Blu-ray.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times'

Michael Clark looks into "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times" on Blu-ray.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Margin Call' worth your time, money

Michael Clark reviews the new thriller "Margin Call."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Another Earth' delivers a great brain-teaser

Manning and co-writer/director/cinematographer/editor Mike Cahill take only 90 minutes to tell a story more seasoned filmmakers couldn't do half as well with twice as much time.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Change-Up' blends bromance, body-switching genres well

If judged solely on originality, "The Change-Up" wouldn't fare well.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Planet of the Apes' franchise is back and (almost) better than ever

In the wake of a brilliant first installment, a worthy follow-up, three additional horrible sequels, two TV series and a thoroughly muddled reboot, the "Planet of the Apes" franchise is back and (almost) better than ever.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: "The Big Lebowski"

Even amongst hardcore Coen brothers fans "The Big Lebowski" is highly divisive.

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A Fitting End: 'Harry Potter' delivers magic in final movie

As series sendoffs go, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" sees to every last detail and dangling plot thread with grace, style and a level of class rarely seen in mega-budget Hollywood blockbusters.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Horrible Bosses' plays too safe to be great

Too often missing the mark as the black comedy it thinks it is, "Horrible Bosses" instead plays out as a broad physical comedy with forced story devices and frat-boy-level giggles.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray

Only recently displaced by "The Hangover" as the highest-grossing "R" rated comedy of all-time, "Beverly Hills Cop" (the only worthwhile installment in a four-part franchise) turned leading man Eddie Murphy into an international superstar and is one of only a handful of indispensable early '80s flicks.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Stand By Me Blu-ray (R)

Culled from the same Stephen King novella collection as "Apt Pupil" and "The Shawshank Redemption," "Stand by Me" (adapted from "The Body") is the grittiest if not the best pre-teen coming-of-age movie from the '80s.

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Movie Trivia Contest 3/25

So, you think you’re good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Tyler Perry takes on too much in 'For Colored Girls'

It is rare when Atlanta-based filmmaker Tyler Perry screens one of his films for the press.