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Gangsters Gone Good (Not a Minute Too Soon)

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 31, 2011 2:34 AM
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Best Movies To Watch During A Hurricane

  • By Caryn James
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  • August 26, 2011 1:00 AM
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Sure, you’ve got water, food, an escape plan -- but your hurricane preparedness isn’t complete unless you’ve stockpiled the right movies to watch while you’re hunkered down during the storm. Even if you’re not in the path of Hurricane Irene, you can do some sympathetic viewing.

Five Great Whistleblower Movies, From Comedy to Doc

  • By Caryn James
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  • August 25, 2011 1:10 AM
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With confidence in government and corporations low and plummeting ever-lower – anyone been phone-hacked lately ? – this should be a great moment for movies about whistleblowers, films giving us confidence that honest individuals can expose the deceit and ineptitude of the goliaths that seem to rule our lives. It’s too bad this season’s whistleblower films have been such let-downs.

Top Five Other-Movie Allusions in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • By Caryn James
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  • July 12, 2011 5:30 AM
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is very much its own, thoroughly satisfying film. But there are a remarkable number of other famous movie scenes that pop into mind while watching it, some so blatant they can only be homages, others probably creeping in because – well, there are only so many ways to do crowd scenes.

Will Ferrell's Best (Other) Dramatic Roles

  • By Caryn James
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  • May 12, 2011 3:17 AM
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Will Ferrell is flawless and touching in Everything Must Go, an indie drama about a man who loses his job and his wife, and camps out on his front lawn while he figures out the future. But anyone who has seen Ferrell's earlier dramatic films won’t be surprised at his understated emotional depth, his way of making a character affecting without any manic comic moves. Everything Must Go is uneven, but absolutely worth seeing for Ferrell (here’s my full review. )

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