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I’ll Miss You, 2014

From a purely fiscal standpoint, 2014 sucked. Box office totals are likely to finish at the lowest amount since 2008, which I’m sure makes everyone feel real bad for the billionaires in Hollywood. For those of us who could care less about opening day multipliers and staged platform theatrical releases, 2014 was doggone great! Sorry to use such language, but I’m darn tickled at how things wound up. Now let me tell...


Cutting Room for December 19

In a bit of fun, Charlie Sheen is going to reprise his brief role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on ABC’s TV show “The Goldbergs.” The episode is going to be a tribute to the classic John Hughes movie. The only question is, after so long away from the part, how is Sheen going to be able to play a character that is drug-addled and in trouble with the law?

Creed is not an upcoming movie that examines Satan’s favorite...


Ending in the Middle Earth

There are many things I don’t understand: quantum mechanics, car commercials, who put the bomp in the bomb bah bomp bah bomp. But chief among the perplexing unsolvables to me remains how people who loved writer/director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy don’t like the current Hobbit series. Better acted, more personal and possessed of better visuals and 100% more Evangeline Lilly, the only way in which this...


Everyone is Awful

Warning to newly engaged couples: Do not see Gone Girl, a movie that makes marriage look like The Hunger Games with slightly more alleged sodomy. Writer Gillian Flynn, adapting her own novel, filters her twisty-turny whodunit (if there even is an “it” to be “whodun”) through the worst possible take on humanity. These are barely human beings and more like piles of awful shaped to resemble people. These unpersons are...


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