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Movie review: “St. Vincent” and the unbearable lightness of being Bill Murray

Over the decades, Bill Murray has evolved into a kind of national institution of pop culture. He’s the leading natural source of Bill Murray-ness. He is, in his own way, already a saint.
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TV review: “Newsreaders” skewers the news brilliantly

Truthfully, there’s nothing funny about television news and its awfulness, but there are programs such as “The Daily Show” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” that deliver the news with a great dose of laughter — and often scathingly insightful commentary. In other words, making fun of the ineptitude on television can be utterly hilarious.
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Movie review: “St. Vincent” and the unbearable lightness of being Bill Murray

Over the decades, Bill Murray has evolved into a kind of national institution of pop culture. He’s the leading natural source of Bill Murray-ness. He is, in his own way, already a saint.
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TV review: “Constantine”

As comic books and graphic novels become more ubiquitous as fodder for movie and television adaptations, it seems only reasonable that DC Comics/Vertigo’s “Constantine” would be one. John Constantine (played appropriately by Welsh actor Matt Ryan) is, simply put, an antihero, an archetype television just loves to get in bed with — even if the result is often predictable and disappointing.
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Movie review: Dear White People, it’s OK to laugh (as long as you think)

Writer-director Justin Simien’s much talked-about satire “Dear White People” comes to Columbus this week with all the stickiness you’d expect from a comedy about race. As the director recently clarified for the white people in the audience, it’s OK to laugh.
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Movie review: “Copenhagen” is sweet, but premise is not

The movie equivalent of not judging a book by its cover is not judging a movie by its central premise.
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Movie review: "Men, Women & Children" wags its crotchety fingers over newfangled internet

Jason Reitman's new film, "Men, Women & Children" wags its crotchety fingers over newfangled internet.
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Movie review: “Fury” rumbles through worn war movie territory

“Fury” is built like a tank, a carefully constructed WWII film that slowly rumbles toward greatness while not quite getting there.
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The List: Top 10 Troy McClure performances

Whether it was self-help videos, musicals, education films or powerhouse dramatic pieces, Troy McClure was a man with many talents. Here’s the 10 best works by a master no one will ever forget.
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Movie review: “Dead Snow 2” gleefully dispenses with more Nazi zombies

I’d like to take a second to publicly thank Jerod Brennen, my friend since high school who first made me watch Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead 2” (on VHS, no less). And I’d like to personally recommend “Dead Snow 2: Dead vs. Red” to Jerod and anyone else who enjoys this sentiment.
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New movie releases in Columbus for the weekend of October 9

Reviews of "Wetlands," "Dead Snow 2: Dead vs. Red," "Kill the Messenger" and "The Two Faces of January," plus a roundup of other new releases.
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