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Movie Drama

Alamo Drafthouse forced to cancel hyped Team America screening

By Alex Bentley

An amusing plan by Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson to screen Team America: World Police in response to Sony's yanking of The Interview has been foiled. The theater has cancel ...

Comedic Genius on Display

Chris Rock gets personal in Top Five: The best film of his career

By Alex Bentley

Great serious comedies — an oxymoronic term, perhaps — are in short supply. Most comedies either try to appeal to the lowest common denominator or aim high and fall short of their goals ...

Journey of a Lifetime

Reese Witherspoon doesn't shy away from the ugly in Wild performance

By Alex Bentley

Focusing on one character for a feature-length film can be tricky. His or her story has to be compelling enough to warrant such an in-depth look at the person’s life, but not so singular that ...

Australian Horror Gem

The Babadook may have you checking under the bed for monsters

By Alex Bentley

Any good horror movie needs to have one thing and one thing only: atmosphere. If you don’t set the right tone for the film, you run the risk of its being not scary enough and therefore boring ...

Wannabe Prestige Film

Foxcatcher stars can't act their way out of lousy storytelling

By Alex Bentley

Making a great movie is never easy. Multiple factors — from the acting to the directing to the editing to the soundtrack — have to come together to form a cohesive, memorable whole. Mos ...

More Than a Cash Grab

Penguins of Madagascar unleashes sidekicks for fun and sometimes terrifying sequel

By Alex Bentley

For years, the comedy sidekicks in animated films were just that: funny diversions in movies that focused on other characters. But sensing an opportunity to wring even more money out of their franc ...

Hunger Games Revolution

Mockingjay - Part 1 sets up final Hunger Games chapter brilliantly

By Alex Bentley

Splitting the final film of a popular book-turned-movie series into two parts is all the rage these days, as the makers of the Harry Potter, Twilight and now The Hunger Games series have all opted ...

The Science of Love

The Theory of Everything favors love over science in Stephen Hawking's life story

By Alex Bentley

Stephen Hawking, who has developed scientific theories that boggle the imagination, would be an impressive individual based solely on his intelligence. But when you also consider that he’s do ...

Baymax to the Rescue

Big Hero 6 delivers intelligently cute antidote to superhero movies

By Alex Bentley

Since Marvel Entertainment merged with Disney back in 2009, the production of films based on Marvel characters has shifted into overdrive. Given Disney’s history, it was only a matter of time ...

McConaughey's New Film

Interstellar reaches for movie heights but falls short of the stars

By Alex Bentley

Director Christopher Nolan has never been the type to take it easy on anyone who watches his movies. From his early works like Following and Memento all the way through his Dark Knight trilogy, Nol ...

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