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  • DVD Review: Get 'Hearts' on a shoestring

    One of the greatest home video developments in recent years has been a few studios' embracing of “manufactured on demand” DVDs — a way for film buffs to get their hands on favorites that have been deemed (rightly or wrongly) not likely...
  • City Lights: The Oscar pool is on

    Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use. Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
  • 'Thin Ice' review: Sometimes it's more solid than you expect

    'Thin Ice' review: Sometimes it's more solid than you expect
    *** (out of four) Call me a sucker, but “Thin Ice” played me like a violin. In fact, a violin holds together a situation that seems like a retread through minor indie territory covered recently by “Cedar Rapids” and “Win...
  • Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2

    Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2
    There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry

    Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry
    Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...
  • 'The Change-Up'

    'The Change-Up'
    Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....
  • The meaning of an Emmy nomination: A round-table discussion

    For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
  • SAG Awards 2013: Bardem, Arkin talk supporting actor nods

    One of the biggest surprises to come out of the Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday was Javier Bardem, who scored a supporting actor nod for his work in the James Bond action thriller “Skyfall.” The Spanish actor, who plays Bond’s...
  • Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today

    Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today
    Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
  • Surprises and snubs from the 2013 Golden Globe nominations

    Surprises and snubs from the 2013 Golden Globe nominations
    I told myself I wouldn’t get worked up over the Golden Globe nominations this morning, but here we go again. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association—an anonymous group of freelancers much, much smaller than the Academy—really booted...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck

    Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck
    Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback. “That narrative has been...