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Movie review: “November Man” just a poor man’s Bond

Pity poor Pierce Brosnan. The actor who was clearly born to play James Bond finally did for a run of four movies before Daniel Craig took over for a reboot that completely revitalized the series.
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Movie review: “November Man” just a poor man’s Bond

Pity poor Pierce Brosnan. The actor who was clearly born to play James Bond finally did for a run of four movies before Daniel Craig took over for a reboot that completely revitalized the series.
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Movie review: “Land Ho!” is like taking a vacation with old dudes

If, like me, you a) need a vacation and b) enjoy the wit and wisdom of the older generation, “Land Ho!” is the movie for you this weekend.
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The List: 10 best Ghostbusters quotes

With “Ghostbusters” returning to theaters this weekend for its 30th anniversary, we’re counting down our favorite lines from our favorite ghost-related comedy.
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Fact: The David Lynch Ice Bucket Challenge is the best Ice Bucket Challenge

Show's over, folks. It doesn't get better than this. Right down to who he...
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Movie review: For better or worse, “Sin City” return is more of the same

The cinematic absence of “Sin City” has apparently not made the heart grow fonder.
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The List: 10 best modern black-and-white movies

The Robert Rodriquez/Frank Miller-directed sequel to “Sin City” is hitting theaters this weekend, so I’m ranking my favorite black-and-white movies of the modern era. Note: These are movies shot in black and white after color became the norm. Otherwise, my favorite movie ever, “Dr. Strangelove,” would top this list.
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Movie review: Warning: Teen melodrama of “If I Stay” may induce sugar coma

“If I Stay” is like “Twilight” meets “It’s a Wonderful Life” without the vampires and angels.
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Movie review: “What If” this romantic comedy works in spite of itself?

What if a romantic comedy is kinda cliché, kinda too clever and still kinda endearing? What if this wasn’t a rhetorical question?
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The List: 10 best Robin Williams performances

One thing I’ve noted from the reaction to the death of Robin Williams is how people have connected to so many of his performances. There’s no consensus, no one iconic role. For a public figure, everyone’s favorite memories seem strangely personal. Here are mine.
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Movie review: Doc tells story that spawned “Dog Day Afternoon”

“The Dog” is the unbelievable true story of the true story they unbelievably made into 1975’s classic “Dog Day Afternoon” starring Al Pacino.
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Movie review: Woody Allen’s latest film “Moonlight” hardly magical

Another year, another Woody Allen movie. It’s become an annual tradition to see where this year’s candidate will fit in the director’s catalog — and he’s released exactly one film a year for decades.
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RIP, Robin Williams: Remembering the actor's brilliant, dark turn in 2002

Robin Williams is dead. That's a sad and unexpected sentence to type.
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