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NOT FADE AWAY

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 21, 2012 12:55 AM
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Some filmmakers invite more open-mindedness than others. As creator of 'The Sopranos' and writer of other high-quality TV shows, David Chase has earned the right to aim high in his ambitious directorial debut feature…

ZERO DARK THIRTY

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 19, 2012 1:00 AM
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In 'The Hurt Locker', director Kathryn Bigelow and journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal told a riveting story against the backdrop of the war-torn Middle East. In their new collaboration,' Zero Dark Thirty', they dramatize a real-life series of events, spanning nearly a decade, that are just as compelling and even more complex.

THE GUILT TRIP

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 19, 2012 12:55 AM
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I wouldn’t call The Guilt Trip a great comedy, but I had a lot of fun watching Barbra Streisand, who effortlessly commands the screen and reminds us what a gifted, natural comedienne she is.

MEL BROOKS, BUSTER KEATON, THE 3 STOOGES AND MORE

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 18, 2012 1:00 AM
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The goodies just keep piling up—for gift-giving or adding to your own library. I was delighted to contribute an essay about Mel Brooks’ career to Shout! Factory’s multi-disc set 'The Incredible Mel Brooks', but there is so much material in this collection I still haven’t gotten through it all. That’s OK with me because I can’t get enough of Brooks,

LAST-MINUTE SALE FOR MOVIE LOVERS

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 14, 2012 9:42 PM
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If you’re still seeking a unique gift for a diehard movie buff, or just want to treat yourself, might I suggest our sale packages of' Film Fan Monthly' and Leonard 'Maltin’s Movie Crazy'? If you get your orders in by this Thursday morning, December 20th, we’ll get them in the mail that day.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 14, 2012 1:00 AM
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I have great regard for Peter Jackson and his filmmaking partners, which is why it pains me to say that I found 'The Hobbit' incredibly boring. As in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Jackson and his WETA team have raised the bar for visual effects and created some stunning set pieces...

CRITICAL NON-CONSENSUS

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 13, 2012 3:18 PM
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So what’s the best film of this year? 'Lincoln', 'Les Miserables', or the French import 'Amour'? Maybe it’s 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'. It all depends on whom you ask—and whom you trust.
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NEW AND NOTABLE FILM BOOKS—Part 1

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2012 1:00 AM
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I’m overdue with a new film book survey, and with the holidays upon us I’m trying my best to catch up. If you sense some redundancy in my descriptions of the following titles, it’s because they are all elaborate, beautifully printed coffee-table books.

Playing For Keeps

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 7, 2012 1:00 AM
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'Playing for Keeps' is aimed at moviegoers who want to watch attractive people in a lightweight romantic comedy-drama.

Hyde Park On Hudson

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 7, 2012 12:55 AM
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Sometimes one great performance makes a film worth seeing. That is precisely the case with Bill Murray’s interpretation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 'Hyde Park on Hudson.'

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