Cutting Room for June 20

If I wanted to, I could probably fill this column with Star Wars news and rumors every week and never run out. You’re lucky I don’t, because I’m very tempted. I’ve got a lot of great puns and Yoda jokes just ready to go. But I have to tell you this because it’s super exciting: Rian Johnson is going to direct/write Episode VIII and at least write Episode IX! If you’re saying “who is Rian Johnson?”...

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Freaky Frequency

The Signal

For a movie reviewer, having a favorite genre kinda feels like a parent having a favorite child; oh, they totally do, they’re just not supposed to talk about it. Well just like your mom told your sister when you were out of earshot, if all other genres were out of the room, I’d totally tell indie sci-fi that it’s my favorite. Basically, I admit that I was at least half in the tank for The Signal...

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On Your Radar: Birdman

Netflix Roulette:Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

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On Your Radar: Book of Life

Netflix Roulette:Curse of the Dragon Slayer

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Bad Meaning Good

Ping Pong Summer

The popularity of Napoleon Dynamite never really made sense. With its “special” characters and nonsensical elements, the film’s inexplicable popularity and elevation to cult classic status always felt unearned. Ping Pong Summer is the movie that Napoleon Dynamite wants to be when it grows up. It is smart, endearing, quotable, nostalgia-inducing and odd in the best possible ways. In an age when it...

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Strike 5 and I’m Out

Hollywood still stubbornly refuses to make a blockbuster flick about the College World Series, despite my repeated emails proposing When Metal Bats Go Ding. They have, however, repeatedly drank from the well of America’s pastime, with scores of movies about baseball (92% of which feature Kevin Costner). Here is the definitive top 5 baseball movies ever made. And you can trust me on that because...

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Cutting Room for June 13

We lost Roger Ebert a little over a year ago, and it still hurts like hell. He isn’t just the reason I write about movies; he’s the reason I write at all and one of the most important reasons why I love movies. As a kid living in Illinois, I used to tear into the paper each Friday, digging for his reviews. I was never disappointed. Brilliant filmmaker Steve James, whose Interrupters and Hoop...

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The Skeleton Twins

A dramedy about suicide elevated by its stars.

GRADE
B


Frank

A band that has a lead singer with a fake head will win your heart.

GRADE
A-


The Trip to Italy

Another affable outing with two British comedians.

GRADE
B+


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Still a fun place to visit, provided you're not a woman.

GRADE
C


The Giver

This adaptation of Lois Lowry's beloved award-winning classic will be none of those things.

GRADE
D


Boyhood

The only coming-of-age story anyone ever needs to make. 

GRADE
A+


Guardians of the Galaxy

A gleeful space opera that is as visually stunning as it is hilarious.

GRADE
A


Fall? Oh, me!

I’ve reviewed movies professionally for more than a dozen years. The few weeks immediately surrounding the end of summer has...

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Bro-man Holiday

First things first: The Trip to Italy, the sequel to 2010’s surprise hit The Trip, may be the whitest movie ever made....

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Bleak and White

Celebrated narcissist and Freddy Krueger look-a-like Frank Miller gives the women he writes a plethora of career choices....

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Take It Back

Fail gloriously, if you must fail. Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly...

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