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Ron Perlman is a very ugly woman, and “Frankie Go Boom” is a very funny movie

May 27th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Earlier this month, I spoke with one of my favorite actors, Ron Perlman. The “Hellboy” star has a supporting role in the new comedy “Frankie Go Boom,” which stars Perlman’s “Sons of Anarchy” cast mate Charlie Hunnam. “Frankie Go Boom” is a very, very funny film in which Hunnam plays a struggling writer who’s spent […]

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My review of “Star Trek Into Darkness” (a.k.a. “Set phasers to deja vu”)

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments

“Star Trek Into Darkness” arrived in theaters this weekend, and I reviewed it last week for IFC. Here’s an excerpt from my review: In some ways, “Into Darkness” is an improvement on its predecessor, taking the outer-space action and ambitious effects sequences of “Star Trek” to the next level and upping the visual ante. The […]

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My review of “Iron Man 3″ (a.k.a. “Shane Black wins again”)

May 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Spoiler alert: I enjoyed the heck out of “Iron Man 3.” Of course, you probably knew that already if you follow me on Twitter (or Facebook), but just saying I enjoy it isn’t enough. I need reasons, don’t I? Well, here’s an excerpt from my official, published “Iron Man 3″ review: Where [Robert] Downey seemed […]

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My review of “Admission” (a.k.a. Why Tina Fey and Paul Rudd should co-star in everything)

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

I really liked “Admission.” I liked it more than I expected to, even though I like anything Tina Fey does these days. Not only was it a funny movie, but it took an interesting angle on the public-vs-private school debate (a subject of much discussion in our family) and managed to provide a lot of […]

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A chat with “Admission” screenwriter Karen Croner about higher education and writing for Tina Fey

March 21st, 2013 · No Comments

“Admission” premieres this weekend, and I can’t say enough good things about this movie. In the film, Tina Fey plays an admissions officer for Princeton University who has a crisis of faith when she meets a quirky, brilliant teenager who may or may not be the son she gave up for adoption years ago. Paul […]

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My review of “Oz the Great and Powerful” (a.k.a. “Is it okay to get sick on the yellow-brick road?”)

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

I caught an early screening of “Oz the Great and Powerful” this week, and although I enjoyed the movie overall, it felt a little too much like “Wrath of the Titans” and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” for all the wrong reasons. I’m not usually the sort who get queasy during 3-D movies, but those […]

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My “Warm Bodies” review (a.k.a. “Human-zombie love is apparently less disgusting than I was led to believe”)

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

“Warm Bodies” is one of those movies I really, really hoped would be good, but had prepared myself mentally for the possibility that it would be very, very bad. And hey, guess what? I liked it. I really, really liked it. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet or heard about the Isaac Marion book […]

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