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The Hunt

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 12, 2013 12:07 AM
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  • 2 Comments
When a film dramatizes a credible situation and holds you in its grip, even as it makes you squirm with discomfort, that’s storytelling above and beyond the norm.

Fruitvale Station

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 12, 2013 12:04 AM
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  • 0 Comments
If you know the true story that inspired this film you might not be eager to see it, but the tone of "Fruitvale Station" isn’t downbeat or bleak.

Juvenile Delinquents AKA Grown Ups 2

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 12, 2013 12:01 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Just to be clear, the title of this summer sequel is meant to be ironic: these four lifelong friends may be middle-aged husbands and parents, but they’re really oversized kids.

Going to the Source

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 11, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Until this month I’d never read any fiction by Ernest Haycox, but a friend recommended "Bugles in the Afternoon," which inspired a mediocre 1952 movie starring Ray Milland and directed by Roy Rowland.

Songs In The Key Of Los Angeles

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 9, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments
I’m a sucker for vintage sheet music, but most of my favorite examples are movie-related. I never realized how many songs were written as paeans to the city of Los Angeles and its way of life...

The Way, Way Back

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 5, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 5 Comments
This is my favorite film of the summer so far. It entertained me and left me with a feeling of satisfaction that’s all too rare, especially at this time of year...

The Lone Ranger

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 3, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 39 Comments
What were they thinking? I kept asking myself that question as I plodded through the boring first hour of this elaborate but elephantine Western.

Movie Master Classes On DVD

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 1, 2013 2:39 PM
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  • 4 Comments
It’s understandable when someone doesn’t want to re-purchase a film he already owns on DVD, but the Criterion Collection makes it hard to resist by adding such outstanding bonus material.

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