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‘Couples,’ ‘Paranormal’ Show Value of Genre Traditions

   The unexpectedly strong box office perfomance of both Couples Retreat an...

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TCM Thrillers (October 12 – 18)

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Hollywood Feeling Economic Pinch, Cutbacks Loom

      Confessions of a Shopaholic was among the many bombs o...

movies
A Zombie Confection

    With a $25 million dollar opening this weekend, Zombieland demonst...

movies
Review: ‘The Invention of Lying’

       Ricky Gervais's The Invention of Lying ironicall...

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A Certain Truth in ‘The Invention of Lying’

     There is something in The Invention of Lying on which all pa...

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TCM Thrillers (October 5 – 11)

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‘Surrogates’ Stumbles at Box Office, Willis Appeal Remains Weak

  The usual fall doldrums have hit the Hollywood box office particularly hard th...

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TCM Thrillers (September 28 – October 4)

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‘Top Secret!’—An Amiable Spy Film Spoof

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Enslaving Culture to Politics in Film: A Homeless Cellist and Reporter vs. a Chef and Two Soldiers

      Valuing ideology over art cheapens the product, tarnis...

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U.S. Movie Audiences Continue Quest for Optimism, Positivity

 The animated comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was unexpectedly successful la...

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TCM Thrillers (September 21 – 27)

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Patrick Swayze Remembered, Fondly

The late Patrick Swayze wasn't a great actor, but he was a dude, which is more important a...

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Tyler Perry’s Latest Tops U.S. Box Office in Opening Weekend

    Proving once again the power of appealing to Christian moviegoers,...

genres
Romero’s Latest Zombie Film Has Political Slant, As Usual

    George Romero, who made the excellent and highly influential Night...

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TCM Thrillers (September 14 – 20)

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TCM Thrillers (September 7 – 13)

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Audiences Shun Lee’s Woodstock Comedy

    Director Ang Lee's films tackle a wide variety of ostensible subje...

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TCM Thrillers (August 31 – September 6)

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TCM Thrillers (August 24 – 30)

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Hollywood takes shot at Palin again, and misses

    Movie critic Christian Toto alerts us to what many of his readers ...

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TCM Thrillers (August 17 – 23)

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Cheap Shots at Republicans and Nonliberals Almost Ruin ‘Julie & Julia’

   TAC editor S.T. Karnick is right that Julie & Julia is likely to en...

movies
The Intellectual Pretensions of ‘Classic’ Scifi Films

     Sometimes the most celebrated scifi films are the silliest, ...

movies
Gratuitous Nudity Can’t Save Val Kilmer’s Global Warming Movie

    The invaluable anti-climate-alarmist site Globalwarming.org alerts...

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Top Two New Movie Releases Take Contrasting Approaches

 Stephen Sommers' simplistic summer blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opened we...

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TCM Thrillers (August 10 – 16)

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A Harold Lloyd Film Festival

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Weak ‘Funny People’ Box Office Shows What Audiences Really Want

  Funny People got off to a poor start at the U.S. box office this past weekend....

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TCM Thrillers (August 3 – 9)

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TCM Thrillers (July 27 – August 2)

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Mann’s ‘Public Enemies’ Marred by Moral Relativism

   Michael Mann's Public Enemies conveys some impressive insights into mode...