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Into the Woods

Into the Woods | Film Review

On Christmas in 2012, the depressing musical Les Miserables arrived in theaters offering people a harsh look at 19th Century France. The film was dark, dreary and dour but eventually showed a lighter flair and ended on a more positive note. Two...

The Giver Book

The Giver | Ten Major Differences between the Book and the Movie | Blog

This Friday, the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of The Giver arrives in theaters. For fans of the book, one of the biggest questions surrounding the movie is how closely the film follows the novel. Although I was pleased by the movie (check out...

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The Giver | Film Review

The Community is a world of control. It is a place where the weather doesn’t change because of climate control. It is a land where pain doesn’t arrive because of medical control. It is an area where heartbreak doesn’t exist because of...

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Trailer: Hope Springs | Video


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Hope Springs | Film Review

When Meryl Streep’s character calls her 31st wedding anniversary an “off-year” at the beginning of Hope Springs, she means more than the odd number of years she’s been married to Tommy Lee Jones’ character. She’s talking about the entire...


New on DVD: The Iron Lady and Into the Abyss | Blog

Both The Iron Lady and Into the Abyss arrive today on DVD. The Iron Lady, which helped Meryl Streep win her long-awaited third Academy Award, was an engaging look at one of the 20th Century’s greatest conservative political leaders. The biopic...


The Iron Lady | Film Review

“We shall stand on principle or we will not stand at all,” Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) states late in the new film, The Iron Lady. The movie- which explores the life of the masterful former prime minister of England—attempts to show the...