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Exclusive Interview: Francesca Zappitelli

— by LYNN TACKITT — Ten or 15 years ago, if you were to ask most little girls what they wanted to be when they grew up, they might just say a teacher, a nurse or a ballerina. As noble as those professions are, not all girls fit into those molds. With the ever-growing world […][...]

Trailer: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

— by LYNN TACKITT — No more G.I. Joe? Rise of COBRA? It can’t be true. But as the second installment of G.I. Joe opens, it shows the downfall of our beloved Joes and the rise of COBRA into the Whitehouse. Channing Tatum is back in what looks to be a more action-packed “G.I. Joe&#[...]

Trailer: 21 Jump Street

— by LYNN TACKITT — Almost everyone is familiar with the old television show “21 Jump Street.” And why not? It put Johnny Depp on the map of who’s who to watch for the rising stars. And you have to love the concept: young, good-looking cops going undercover to bring dow[...]

Two Clips from ‘The Grey’

— by LYNN TACKITT — When an oil drilling team survives a plane crash in the wilds of Alaska, they have a tough time trying to survive and keep from freezing to find their way back to civilization. As they begin their journey back, they soon find themselves being hunted by a pack of[...]

Under Review: ‘Contraband’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Being a fan of action, adventure, drama, plots with a twist and Mark Wahlberg, I was looking forward to the actor’s latest movie. In “Contraband,” Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, who has left behind his criminal past to raise a family. His brother-in-[...]

‘Boondock Saints’ Trade Paperback Set to Debut

— by LYNN TACKITT — Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of “The Boondock Saints” movies. I have posters, shot glasses, necklaces, wallets, a bunch of the movie props — complete with Murphy’s (Norman Reedus) clothes and a hat that Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) wore [...]

Under Review: ‘Off the Boulevard’

— by LYNN TACKITT — In the past, I have overlooked documentaries and never given them much thought. They didn’t seem to strike a long enough chord to make it through the entire film. Don’t get me wrong; I respect people enough to have a passion and want to get the word out enough to [...]

Under Review: ‘In/Sight’

— by LYNN TACKITT — I have been a long-time devoted fan of good thriller movies. Even as a child, I would sneak in the hallway late at night and watch the movies that my mother deemed too scary or deep for a child to follow. Being extremely lucky, I was blessed with a mother […][...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Father of Invention’

— by LYNN TACKITT — One minute you can be on top of the world and the next you can be hitting rock bottom — as millionaire infomercial guru Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) soon finds out. When one of Axle’s inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of th[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Imagine what it would be like to be a young married couple who want a family of your own and cannot have it. What would you do? Would you give up? Would you be angry or would you talk about what you kid would be like? Cindy and Jim Green […][...]

Under Review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

— by LYNN TACKITT — I have to admit that when I saw 20th Century Fox was adding another film to the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, I was skeptical. I mean, the previous Apes movie (from Tim Burton) left a whole lot to be desired. What were they going to do now? Well, what [&[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Like Crazy’

— by LYNN TACKITT — As you grow up, sometimes you fantasize about finding that one perfect person, the other half to complete you. Then, to find that person, often is a journey of ups and downs that is hard to portray in a film. Director Drake Doremus brings us to light as he shows [&hel[...]

Under Review: ‘The Smurfs’

— by LYNN TACKITT — When my kids were small, they watched “The Smurfs” on Saturday mornings. They thought they were cute and knew all the characters by name and their traits. I was more of a Bugs Bunny girl, so I didn’t follow them as closely as my kids did[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Hanging out with your friends can be blast, a lifelong time of good memories. Every year, having a party that tops the year before can be a challenge. When you and your friends start settling down and getting into your 30s, you should plan a party to end all parties. [...]