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Critics name ‘The Descendants’ best film for 2011

The Southeastern Film Critics Association has named "The Descendants" the Best Film of 2011.

December 22, 2011 | For Get Out | Movie reviews


‘War Horse’ is a long, melodramatic nag

"War Horse" should be great.

December 22, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


For your consideration, Part 4: An early look at Oscar

All of the films we've highlighted thus far have been art house fare, destined to reach only limited release. But the Academy Awards, unlike critics organizations and other awards shows, don't often stray too far from the mainstream. They tend to choose well-crafted and crowd-pleasing movies.

December 22, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Great promise of ‘Tintin' unfulfilled

"The Adventures of Tintin" boasts one of the most impressive pedigrees of 2011.

December 22, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Dragon Tattoo’ a daring adaptation

David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is a force to be reckoned with, just like its central character, Lisbeth Salander.

December 15, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


For your consideration, Part 3: An early look at Oscar

The major awards races continue to take shape as each week more organizations (American Film Institute, Broadcast Film Critics Association, etc.) announce their winners.

December 15, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


For your consideration part 2: An early look at Oscar

This week we continue our look at the movies in the running for Best Picture and the actresses vying for Best Supporting honors. My list is long, because there have been numerous great performances this year. All of the acting categories are going to be incredibly competitive, but these ladies should all at least be in the conversation.

December 08, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘The Sitter’ leaves us crying for less

The raunchification of American film comedy continues with "The Sitter."

December 07, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


For your consideration: An early look at Oscar

This week we begin a series previewing the movies that will likely compete for Best Picture and for acting awards at the Oscars and other major ceremonies. (Let's hope some of them make it to our area!)

December 01, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Muppets' reunion is a witty delight

There is nothing I didn't love about "The Muppets." No movie has made me laugh so much or lifted my spirits so high in years.

November 24, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Fangs for nothing: Twilight's dim 'Dawn' is a drag-ula

The Twilight movies put reviewers in a no-win situation.

November 24, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Hoover biopic ignores darkest side of his character

Two things are wrong with "J. Edgar." The first problem is J. Edgar Hoover. The second problem is that the movie is about him.

November 17, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Shrek’ yarn plays out with well-heeled feline

The Shrek franchise keeps trudging along, thanks to "Puss in Boots."

November 10, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Murphy back in form in funny ‘Tower Heist’

Allow me to lead by answering what I think most of you are wondering about "Tower Heist."

November 03, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Old suspense trick works to save ‘In Time’

Alfred Hitchcock once summed up the difference between surprise and suspense perfectly. Imagine two people sitting at a table talking. Suddenly, a bomb explodes under the table. The audience, unaware of the bomb, is surprised.

November 03, 2011 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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Arnold is ‘back’ in ‘Terminator Genisys’

Thirty-one years and counting, and the Terminators keep rolling off the assembly line like new iPhones. They are upgraded with shape-shifting abilities, rebooted Sarah Conner assassination levels and, one presumes, better selfie cameras.

July 02, 2015 | BY JAKE COYLE Associated Press | Movie reviews


Overstuffed plot spoils ‘Ted 2’

"Ted 2" asks a question that we never needed, or particularly wanted, to know the answer to: Is Ted, the magical, foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear, a person in the eyes of the law?

June 24, 2015 | By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press | Movie reviews


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