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LA LA LAND Review: A Lover of Old Musicals Makes New Hollywood Classic

You’ve seen Rogue One.  Now what?  How about seeing the movie that will likely win Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, and might even become you new favorite movie?  How about a movie that is so wonderful, even advance buzz didn’t crush the enthusiasm of hundreds of critics around the world?  Presenting LA LA LAND. …

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: Acting Talent Saves a Web Too Tangled

One of the more amusing bits in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the occasional ringing of Peter Parker’s phone, which uses the old theme song from the 60s. The lyrics say, “Spider-man.  Spider-man, does whatever a spider can…”  True enough, but does this Marc Webb helmed sequel do enough to fascinate a potentially superhero weary …

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Deeply Smitten with Crazy, Stupid, Love

Sunday, July 31, 2011 Dear “Cowboys and Aliens” and “The Smurfs”: If this town “ain’t smurfin’ big enough for the three of ya”, the romantic dramedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” gets my vote for charming its way to the top at the box office. I have so been lulled into expecting romcoms to be written badly, …

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