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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey … one embargo to bind them.

Movies: The Hobbit and 48 FPS Technology

Three things become apparent while watching Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with the new 48-frame-per-second projection technology. #1: Certain scenes with 48 FPS are dazzling, even revelatory upgrades to regular projection technology. #2: Certain other scenes with 48 […]

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Movies: New on DVD, Bernie

Richard Linklater's Bernie was released in theatres this spring and on DVD earlier this fall, with little fanfare other than that reserved for Jack Black's eponymous performance, now


Movies: Twilight, Breaking Dawn 2

There's a point in Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 where the Cullen in-laws are instructing vampire "newborn" Bella (Kristen Stewart), in the art of passing herself off as human.


Weekend Movies: Cosmopolis

by Raj Ranade "Long live the new flesh!" proclaims the lead of David Cronenberg's 1983 film Videodrome, a sci-fi horror freakout that was remarkably prescient about the virtual world


Weekend Movies: The Master – An Interpretation

by Raj Ranade [Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is an oddball stunner of a movie - if you’re interested in a dazzlingly shot, brilliantly acted, deceptively complex, and occasionally


Movies: Sleepwalk With Me

Sundance darling Sleepwalk with Me is written and co-directed by comedian Mike Birbiglia and brought to the screen by largely the same crew who put together his one

Matthew McConaughey finally plays something other than Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe.

Movies: Killer Joe

by Ace As the eponymous hit man, credit must be given to Matthew McConaughey for finally playing something other than Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe, the white trash


Weekend Movies: ParaNorman

by Raj Ranade A few thoughts about ParaNorman, the new animated film from the stop-motion studio Laika (the team behind the excellent Coraline). - Stop-motion animation has had a minor


Weekend Movies: Moonrise Kingdom

by Raj Ranade The fussiness is what people love, or love to hate, about the movies of director Wes Anderson: the immaculate retro tailoring, the clockwork regularity of arch one-liners,


Weekend Movies: Brave

by Raj Ranade One of the many remarkable things about Pixar is how the company's acquisition by Disney, maybe the most massive homogenizing corporate force in American entertainment, has

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