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Gold amid the dross

Why was I reading a listicle at Cracked.com? No idea. But I liked what I read there.

I mean, "13 Photos That Shatter Your Image of Famous People (Part 2)"? Really? Didn't I have something better to ...

New releases opening this week: The Act of Killing, In A World... and more

Remember when I said that movies weren't driving the culture any more? You know what I mean - they're not ...

Interview with In A World... writer-director-star Lake Bell

"Women are complicated. I don't have to tell you that."

So what if New York Magazine got the full-body tattoo shots? We got the feminist musings. In a World... tells ...

New releases opening this week: Smurfs 2 and who cares what else?

Smurfs 2!

Smurfs 2! Also, More Than Honey, a film about hive colony collapse. And Computer Chess, a film about the rise ...

Trailer Park: Seventh Son

That crackling sound you here is Jeff Bridges rapidly burning through all the goodwill he's built up over the years. ...

Trailer Park: American Hustle

"Sell the sizzle, not the steak" applies here in at least two ways.

Other folks have already commented on the fact that here, at long last, is a trailer that gives you the ...

Trailer Park: 2 Guns

Wow. I've seen the film, and lemme tell you, Denzel does not ask his boss in the interrogation room, "Did ...

Casting Katy Perry's Blade Runner sequel the right way.

So Katy Perry announced that she'd like to play Rachael in Blade Runner 2, because of course: http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jul/31/50409/ But wait, ...

Everyone complains about the weather...

...but nobody makes a movie about it. (The Day After Tomorrow doesn't count.)

Remember The Lorax? Pulled in around $350 million worldwide while smilingly castrating one of Dr. Seuss's more urgent moral messages: ...

Dept. of Final Bows: Jonathan Winters and Orson Welles

Let's inaugurate this consideration of final film roles with a couple of gentlemen who would undoubtedly have appreciated the absurdity ...

Poster Time: Emily Blunt gets sporty, spacey

You guys, I can't wait for this one. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jul/26/50119/ Kidding. It's really called Edge of Tomorrow. But I like my ...

Oh, by the way: The Conjuring

We were slow getting to this one, but get there we did, and you should, too. You know, if you're ...

Oh, by the way: Only God Forgives

Look, I know we don't have a proper review of this dark little followup to Drive, but I have it ...

New movie releases this week: Storm Surfers 3D, The Wolverine and more

Scott really liked Storm Surfers 3D, but that's just because he spends so much time surfing himself. I kid, I ...

Movies opening this week: Un Flic, Still Mine and more

Lots more

Look, I'm not saying you have to go see Un Flic this weekend. But Scott is. But if you still ...

Because Acting for Dummies is too literal

Look, we've already gone after the trailer for Last Vegas. But if I had any clout whatsoever, I would keep ...

Interview with Still Mine star James Cromwell

Still Mine tells the story of Craig Morrison, an independent-minded old man who bumps up against the system when he ...

Lickona's Lexicon: Geriaction

Action movie starring old people, usually old people who starred in action movies before they were old people. Cf. The ...

Movies opening this week: Pacific Rim, The Way, Way Back and more

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jul/12/49078/ "Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?" Okay, so Scott Marks liked Pacific Rim more than I ...

Interview with The Way, Way Back co-writers and co-directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon

The Way, Way Back tells the story of Duncan (Liam James), a pouty-slouchy teenage boy who heads off for a ...

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