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John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in “Love is Strange”. Photo: Sony Pictures

Review: Moving Out and Moving On

Love is Strange: What makes the film valuable is watching John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

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James Franco and Seth Rogen in “The Interview”. Photo: Sony Pictures

Just Release The Interview on VOD

It’s 2014, movies don’t have to be shown in theaters. This has gone too far.

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Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and John Gallagher, Jr. in “The Newsroom”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: Media Madness

The Newsroom: Witty and engaging, with a very dedicated cast (including Jane Fonda in a returning guest spot), but uneven. 

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“Penguins of Madagascar”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Quick Take: International Birds of Mystery

Penguins of Madagascar: Amusing voice work, but the story is idiotic (with a very weird villain).

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Margaret O’Brien and Judy Garland in “Meet Me in St. Louis”. Photo: MGM

24 Best Christmas Movies, Part 3:4

Two weeks into December, here’s the next bunch on my list.

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Michael Keaton in “Birdman”. Photo: Fox Searchlight

Review: A Box-Office Lion in Winter

Birdman: Funny, crazy and dark – it’s all true for the film, and Michael Keaton’s performance.

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Ian McKellen and Luke Evans in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”. Photo: MGM

Quick Take: War, What is It Good For?

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Often brilliantly executed in 3D, there’s still a certain sense of emptiness lingering.