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Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in “The Apartment”. Photo: United Artists

Review: Executive Privilege

The Apartment: The dialogue is one reason why this film remains so much fun throughout.

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Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman in “As Above So Below”. Photo: Legendary

Quick Take: Paris Underground

As Above So Below: The story takes forever to build tension.

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Richard Attenborough in “10 Rillington Place”. Photo: Columbia

Attenborough: More Than John Hammond

We may not have heard much lately of Lord Attenborough, who was 90 when he passed away, but he certainly accomplished a lot more than playing John Hammond.

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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Photo: NBC

The Emmys 2014 (Or Was It 2013?)

Tepid is the word, and that feeling was reinforced when most awards were handed out.

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Kristin Bauer van Straten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis and Deborah Ann Woll in “True Blood”. Photo: HBO

Quick Take: Sex, Drugs and Vamps

True Blood: Always preached diversity in smart ways, but became repetitious fast.

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Amy Adams on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”. Photo: CBS

Happy 40th, Amy Adams

When I think of Amy Adams, the following pops up.

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Leonard Maltin on “Connie Martinson Talks Books”.

Maltin’s Movie Guide 1969-2014

The best part of the guide, and in fact any newspaper, was that an editor helps the reader find out what matters and makes sure that it is relevant and factual.