American Sniper hits the target, dead center

Bradley Cooper as CPO Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'

Starring:  Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes, Ben Reed, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Mido Hamada, Cole Konis and Sammy Sheik Writer(s):   Jason Hall (screenplay) based on the book by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice Director(s):  Clint Eastwood The movie American Sniper is based on Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle’s bestselling autobiography […] … Read More

Jack O'Connell portrays Louis Zamperini in "Unbroken"

“Unbroken” is a riveting adaptation of a great book, about an amazing man

The incredible story of Louis Zamperini’s life makes a film that covers familiar WWII ground worth watching. … Read More

James Franco and Seth Rogen get their first glimpse of the palatial home of Kim Jong-un in "The Interview"

Support artistic freedom by catching ‘The Interview’

‘The Interview’ is a fun romp with raunchy, sophomoric humor … Read More

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel in 'Life Itself'

‘Life Itself’ is a stellar documentary film on the life of Roger Ebert

Another outstanding documentary film from Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams … Read More

'Begin Again' is a story about the people who make beautiful music

‘Begin Again’ is beautifully absorbing

Writer/director John Carney gives us another film where two struggling people combine to create beautiful music … Read More

'Snowpiercer' is the title of the film and the name of the train pictured here

‘Snowpiercer’ melts the screen with its brilliance

A dystopian future where Earth’s only remaining humans circle the globe endlessly in a mighty train … Read More

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in 'They Came Together'

‘They Came Together’ does a good job of generating laughs

Not quite a laugh a second but not bad either … Read More

Eli Wallach plays "Tuco" one of the titular characters in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

Well-known character actor Eli Wallach has passed away

A fixture of stage and screen for decades, veteran character actor Eli Wallach has died.  He was 98.  Born in Brooklyn during World War I to a Jewish family living in an Italian neighborhood, Wallach attended the University of Texas.  While there he appeared in a stage play with fellow Longhorns Walter Cronkite and Ann […] … Read More

Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda are The Four Seasons in 'Jersey Boys'

‘Jersey Boys’ has wonderful music and an interesting tale

The story of the fabulous Four Seasons, adapted from the smash hit Broadway musical … Read More

Meet Shep Gordon, the most powerful man in Hollywood you’d never heard of

Uber-manager Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper back in the day

An excellent first-effort from director Mike Myers … Read More

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