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‘Terri’ carried by performance of its young lead actor

Alex Williams July 22, 2011

Director Azazel Jacobs’ “Terri” is a coming-of-age story, but not quite the one you might expect. There’s not much of a narrative arc as the film simply details the day-to-day...

Director shares inspiration for film, reasons for actor choices

Alex Williams July 22, 2011

“Terri” is director Azazel Jacobs’ sixth feature film; a minimalistic coming-of-age story starring Jacob Wysocki as the overweight, pajama-wearing teen. The film premiered at Sundance...

Atmosphere, film selection drive Blue Starlite’s success

Aaron West July 21, 2011

As dusk falls and ushers help late arrivals get squared away in their spots, popcorn crunching and hushed laughter die down as the screen flickers. All eyes are glued on the screen at Blue Starlite,...

Action drama ‘Breaking Bad’ gets better as seasons go by

Alex Williams July 19, 2011

Editor's Notes: The following review of the new season of "Breaking Bad" contains spoilers about the next two episodes of season four. From its very first episode, the Emmy Award-winning...

‘The Trip’ gets lost in translation from original format

Alex Williams July 15, 2011

“The Trip” started off as a BBC miniseries: a six-episode, improvisational chronicle of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing themselves) touring the restaurants of the British countryside....

Harry Potter film shines as successful conclusion to series

July 14, 2011

For just short of a decade now, Warner Bros. has been making one of the biggest, most successful gambles in cinema history. When “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” released in...

Make your own Harry costume

Rachel Perlmutter July 14, 2011

The premiere of the final Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” is tonight and perhaps you’re thinking of taking this last chance to dress for the occasion....

Harry Potter: ‘the cultural cornerstone of our generation’

Alex Williams July 14, 2011

When “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was released in June 1997, many of us college students were still in grade school, maybe barely old enough to dive into a chapter book...

Eisenberg to serve pizza at More Home Slice to promote film

Aleksander Chan July 11, 2011

In his new movie, “30 Minutes or Less,” Jesse Eisenberg plays Nick, a pizza delivery driver who is unwittingly caught up in a bank robbery scheme. Eisenberg won’t be holding up any...

‘A Better Life’ challenges viewers not to tear up

Alex Williams July 8, 2011

It makes absolutely no sense that “A Better Life” is being released Friday. This is a lovely, strong little film featuring the quietly devastating acting duet of Demian Bichir and Jose Julian;...

‘Horrible Bosses’ delivers comedy, lacks character development

Alex Williams July 8, 2011

This summer has been notoriously strong for R-rated comedies. “Bridesmaids” has become the highest grossing Judd Apatow movie ever, and “Bad Teacher” is doing an unexpected amount...

Michael Bay’s third ‘Transformers’ film promises epic action scenes, simple plot

Alex Williams July 1, 2011

There are few pairings in blockbuster cinema as perfect as director Michael Bay and the “Transformers” franchise. After all, Bay throws everything but the kitchen sink into his films, which...

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