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Weekend Movies: 21 Jump Street

by Raj Ranade Movie remakes of old TV shows usually strike a balance between reverence for and gentle mockery of their sources – sometimes it works (the latest Star Trek), sometimes it doesn’t (nearly every other example). 21 Jump Street […]

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Hot and Not on DVD: March

by Raj Ranade You’d be forgiven, after the more-terrible-than-usual slog that was this year’s Oscar ceremony, for never wanting to think about the films of 2011 ever again. But

Ace Weekly’s Official Oscar Night Predictions

by Raj Ranade If you're not a reader of Hollywood trade weeklies, you are A) a better-adjusted human being than I, and B) probably unaware of how much studio

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Weekend Movies: The Grey, Shame

by Raj Ranade "You're going to die," says Ottway to the man. The blood spilling from the man's severed artery suggests that this is true. Ottway is sympathetic. So

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Movies: The Artist, Haywire

by Raj Ranade First off: if you've never seen a silent movie (which I suspect is true for a lot of people reading), head to the Kentucky Theatre straight

Movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

This review appears on page 12 of the January 12 print edition of Ace. by Raj Ranade When a critic compares a movie to a video game, it's usually a

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Movies: Young Adult

by Raj Ranade Movie direction is basically a process of seduction, and Jason Reitman has had a traditional tendency to come on too strong. Reitman's past films (Juno, Up

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Weekend Movies: Melancholia

by Raj Ranade Don't let the movie star glamour and swooning operatic lyricism of Lars von Trier's Melancholia (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) fool you - at its heart,

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Weekend Movies: Margin Call

by Raj Ranade The big running joke in J.C. Chandor's Margin Call (playing at the Kentucky Theatre), a fictional account of an Lehman-Brothers-esque investment bank on the eve of

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Descendants; Take Shelter – George Clooney and Michael Shannon steal holiday indie show

In the Water Lexington-born boys George Clooney and Michael Shannon steal the holiday indie show by Raj Ranade The Oscar movie season is in a unique state of chaos this year,



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