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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 10, 2014 5:41 PM
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Andy Serkis (Caesar) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
With bloodthirsty action and massive doses of eye-popping special effects I applaud the visual achievements in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'

Boyhood

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 10, 2014 5:14 PM
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Boyhood-Ellar Coltrane
Richard Linklater’s 'Boyhood' is incredibly ambitious, the whole of which only sinks in when the film is over… the emotional aftershock is daunting.

Throwback Thursday: Garbo, John Wayne, Laurel & Hardy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 10, 2014 12:00 AM
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Throwback Thrusday-1-Movie Ad 1930s
Welcome to a new weekly feature where we’ll be reprinting vintage movie ads. I can’t get enough of these, and I hope you’ll share my enthusiasm as we step back in time.

Remembering Dick Jones—The Voice Of Pinocchio

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 9, 2014 12:00 AM
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Dick Jones holds Pinocchio mug (2008)
As the voice of 'Pinocchio' Dick Jones was guaranteed a kind of immortality, but if it affected him he certainly never showed it.

Books For Disney Diehards

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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Two recent books, ‘The Lost Notebook’ and ‘Inside the Whimsy Works,’ present fresh fodder for serious Disney buffs…

Life Itself

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 4, 2014 12:00 AM
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‘Life Itself’ is the story of a born journalist who had a profound impact on popular culture, and then made an even greater contribution when he was robbed of his ability to speak.

Tammy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 2, 2014 12:14 PM
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Melissa MCarthy in Warner Bros release Tammy
In Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s 'Tammy,' Susan Sarandon effortlessly dominates every scene she’s in and keeps her character grounded and real…

DVD Screenings: From Paul Muni To John Wayne

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 2, 2014 12:00 AM
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Howard Hawks-Red River
I’ve been exploring a variety of recent DVD releases, including Howard Hawks’ 'Red River,' Joseph Losey’s 'Stranger on the Prowl,' and a World War II oddity called 'The Boy from Stalingrad.'

Remembering Roger Ebert…With His Wife Chaz

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 30, 2014 2:10 PM
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Life Itself Documentary-Chaz Ebert
What makes ‘Life Itself’ so impressive is the way Roger and Chaz Ebert opened themselves up to documentarian Steve James during and after Roger’s penultimate hospital stay in Chicago.

The Premiere of HBO’s The Leftovers: What’s Not to Like…?

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • June 29, 2014 3:14 AM
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Justin Theroux is Chief Garvey
guest review by Darwyn Carson -- In HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ folks are either in pain, in denial or in a cult…What would you do if you were left behind?

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