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The Equalizer

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up Training Day. Now, the successful duo goes back to the well once more for another powerful and violent movie. Do they yield the same results?

Robin Williams Is 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

Imagine that you're told you have 90 minutes left to live. How would you spend it? That's the question Robin Williams is left to ponder in "The Angrie...

Only I Didn't Say Fudge (or: The Sociology of Profanity)

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Profanity isn't shocking anymore. It's not edgy or sassy or hip or rebellious. It's just a sad, tiresome example of our shrinking vocabulary. Thanks, Twitter. People swear when they have nothing to say, but they want to talk. My feeling? You're not getting paid by the word and you're not a sailor. So keep it simple.

Pitching for Manipur: Documentary Sheds New Light on Northeast India Through Baseball

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

The Only Real Game follows passionate Manipuri baseball players fighting for happiness amid the daily chaos that threatens their lives. When U.S. envoys from MLB arrive to tutor Manipuri coaches, the love of a game shared by two disparate cultures becomes a powerful force for change and hope.

Movie Review: Charlie Countryman

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fredrik Bond's Charlie Countryman is an intriguing directorial debut: a blend of the madcap and the maniacal, a movie that mixes tones in ways that shouldn't work but do.

LA Elba... Banishment

Peter Mehlman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Peter Mehlman

If you live in L.A., credibility is all you have. Not your personal or professional credibility -- but your movie recommendation credibility. A sterling reputation for great taste in movies is the L.A. equivalent of an spick-and-span credit rating.

Hugh Jackman's a Family Guy in Prisoners

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm a sports nut," explained Hugh Jackman, joyful that his son decided to join the school soccer team. The actor and song man was making his way arou...

See This Movie: David Rosenthal on His 'White Trash Noir' Film

Chris Weitz | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Weitz

A Single Shot, is good because it made me feel envious. How did he get that cast? How did he get that look? How did he manage to maintain such a gnarly tone and pace in a laconic backwoods noir? I asked...

Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

'Prisoners' Is The Movie To See This Weekend

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Parenting involves countless mundane decisions – dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision...

Movie Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Intense Prisoners

Caryn James | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Prisoners is an extraordinarily well-made popcorn movie. Like most thrillers, this one doesn't provoke us to take things so personally; that's why thrillers make for great escapism.

Melissa Leo Wins For 'Louie'

Posted 09.15.2013 | TV

Melissa Leo has won an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy category for her role in "Louie." Leo beat out nominees Melissa McCarthy, ...

INTENSE

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment

As its title indicates, a single shot sets off a string of chaotic events in the new movie starring Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy. "A Single Sh...

Hugh Jackman Is Taking No 'Prisoners'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

Guys, you still don't want to mess with Hugh Jackman. As for Terrence Howard? Well, perhaps. Or so it goes in the newest trailer for "Prisoners," ...

Hugh Jackman Wants Revenge

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

A riveting new trailer for "Prisoners," a suspense thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Paul Da...

Oblivion... Forgettable

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Oblivion begins with great art direction and sci-fi special effects and ends with you longing for Tom Cruise to return to a romantic comedy. Any romantic comedy.

Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Olympus Has Fallen offers a level of jingoistic fear-mongering the likes of which are more commonly associated with a 1980s Chuck Norris vehicle. It isn't terribly smart and it peaks in the first act, but damned if I didn't enjoy the picture nonetheless.

ReThink Review: Olympus Has Fallen - In Defense of (Some) Movie Violence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

How do we decide which types of violent entertainments are appropriate and which are gratuitous and glorifying? As with most difficult issues, context is key.

Under Attack: 7 Thwarted Acts of Terror in America

Posted 03.01.2013 | Entertainment

It has been said that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Fortunately there has been no shortage of good men an...

Speechless at the Oscars

Brian Rooney | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Rooney

The Oscar acceptance speech is the opportunity for recipients to be remembered not just for the work they did, but also for what they graciously said about winning.

Fact Vs. Fiction: Who Should Run The Country In Time Of Crisis?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment

When the White House (Secret Service code: "Olympus") is captured In the upcoming thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, it’s up to an ex-secret service agen...

Protecting the White House: Just How Secure Is It? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

In Olympus Has Fallen, the upcoming action thriller by Antoine Fuqua, terrorists take over the White House (secret service code: "Olympus"). To celebr...

Think You Have What it Takes to be a Secret Service Agent?

Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

In the upcoming thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, the White House (Secret Service code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President...

Obama is WHO? Secret Service Codenames Declassified (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In Antoine Fuqua’s latest thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, it’s up to an ex-secret service agent (played by Gerard Butler) to thwart a terrorist atta...

The Forks in the Road That Lead to The Space Between

Travis Fine | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
Travis Fine

But, the door had been opened. The door that leads out of the entertainment business. The door that I was always scared to open for fear that I would be giving up on my dream. Or was it fear that I might like what I saw on the other side?