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Nothing to laugh at in ‘The Last Circus’

Alex Williams September 12, 2011

Editor's note: The following red band trailer contains graphic content. “The Last Circus” certainly won’t be curing anyone’s clown phobia, but there’s not much else it...

Fall Forms of Entertainment: Movie

Alex Williams September 9, 2011

50/50 In theaters Sept. 30 Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, “50/50” is arguably the starting gun for this year’s Oscar season and almost certainly the first film to justify...

Fall Forms of Entertainment: Television

Aleksander Chan September 9, 2011

“American Horror Story” Premieres Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. on FX Recovering from an affair, a psychotherapist moves with his wife and teenage kids to a new town and into an old house imbued with...

‘Contagion’: Infectious horror story done right

Alex Williams September 9, 2011

“Contagion” may be the most unexpectedly terrifying movie of the year. It’s not exactly a horror movie in the traditional sense of the word, since there are no axe murderers, ghosts or...

“Bucky Larson” is as dumb as raunchy comedies can get

Alex Williams September 9, 2011

There is no reason for “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” to exist. It has one good joke in its entire run time and this is it: There’s a throwaway gag at the end of the second act about...

Filmmaking project connects teens, GLBT community

Sarah-Grace Sweeney September 8, 2011

Having a gay or lesbian young person share their struggles of acceptance with their community can be one of the most rewarding experiences, if they are brave enough to do it, said John Livingston, the...

Screenings at ‘short indies’ provide outlet for filmmakers

Rainy Schermerhorn September 7, 2011

Editor's note: The embedded trailer for "short indies" contains explicit content. According to J.J. Castillo, creator and host of “short indies,” the biggest problem currently...

‘Good Old Fashioned Orgy’ proves satisfying

Alex Williams September 2, 2011

Walking into “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” it’s perfectly logical to have low expectations. After all, it’s a low-key sex comedy packed with supporting players from other films,...

“The Debt” carries strong build up, ambiguous end

Alex Williams August 31, 2011

Ever since its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival almost a year ago, things certainly haven’t been easy for “The Debt.” After all, it was a major awards player before its premiere...

“Colombiana” falls short even by summer action-movie standards

Alex Williams August 29, 2011

Traditionally, August is regarded as something of a dumping ground for films, the place where the movies too atrocious to be released in the summer go to die a brief and painless death at the box office...

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” showcases thoughtful horror

Alex Williams August 26, 2011

Even though “Pan’s Labyrinth” mastermind Guillermo del Toro only wrote and produced “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” first-time director Troy Nixey handled the direction,...

Banana Republic debuts ‘Mad Men’ style

Ben Smith August 25, 2011

As a man, I enjoy manly things such as whiskey and belts made out of rattlesnake. I grow facial hair for sport, and Sam Elliott voices my inner dialogue. I don’t go shopping and have rarely had occasion...

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