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Review: Victoria and Abdul

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Victoria and Abdul” is a comedic masterpiece covering the last 15 years of Queen Victoria’s life. Subservient and polite, Abdul, a prison clerk, is diligently taking down names and data from convicts in a jail in India while numerous attendants are propping up a[...]

Under Review: ‘J. Edgar’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “J. Edgar” has the potential to make the most memorable and controversial biopic in many years. With his quick rise in the political world, litigious personal life, controversial tactics — which included blackmailing government officials — and [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — I have a confession to make … one I hope you movie fans won’t hold too much against me. I slept through the majority of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2” and “3.” I saw “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl̶[...]

James Bond’s License to Kill Has Been Renewed

— by CHRIS HYATT — Members of the Q Branch rejoice, you’ll be making disposable one-use lethal gadgets for 007 soon enough! Now that MGM has finished with its bankruptcy proceedings, and are assured a financial future, James Bond 23 has been brought back from the brink. Director Sa[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Jane Eyre’

— by RACHEL COYNE — It’s no secret that I love a good literary adaptation period drama. So it is with nerd-girl pride that I look forward to the release of the umpteenth incarnation of Charlotte Brontë’s gothic love story, “Jane Eyre.” Much like any of the novels by Jane Austen,[...]

‘Bond 23’ – Licence to Keep Us Waiting?

— by BEN FOWLER — “Quantum of Solace” was a strange beast; at once cold and uninterested in getting the audience into the story, and yet leaving us wanting to reach some closure or conclusion to the Vesper/Le Chiffre/Quantum saga. So if the (obvious) interest is there for a[...]

Under Review: ‘Nine’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — “Nine” is like the “Big Mouth Billy Bass” advertised on late-night television; it sings, it dances and it works as a wall-ornament, but it also lacks emotion. And though Rob Marshall’s third film works as a sub-par musical, it is[...]

Five Clips from Rob Marshall’s ‘Nine’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Movie musicals can sometimes be a bit of a tough sell, unless they’ve got Zac Efron singing as he dashes down the basketball court or Meryl Streep dancing her way through Greece. But with “Chicago” director Rob Marshall at the helm and a cast full of[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Rage’

— by BEN FOWLER — The world of fashion seems a place well farmed for funny and outrageous satire, with the likes of “The Devil Wears Prada” on the big screen and “Ugly Betty” pulling in the viewers on TV. But the indie release “Rage” brings a few interesting[...]