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Are You Sherlocked? Preparing for the Resurrection

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • January 14, 2014 12:00 AM
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  • 11 Comments
Because I spend so much time watching and writing about movies, I don’t get to follow as many TV series as I’d like. That’s why I’m happy to turn over the site today to my colleague Darwyn Carson, who (like many of you, I suspect) can’t wait for Sherlock to return to television this coming weekend.

August: Osage County

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 27, 2013 1:49 AM
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  • 1 Comment
As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 13, 2013 12:05 AM
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  • 3 Comments
The hand-to-hand combat that fills the movie is seamlessly integrated into a make-believe world created by the magicians at Jackson’s WETA workshop. (Photo by Mark Pokorny)

12 Years A Slave

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 18, 2013 12:04 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The gifted Chiwitel Ejiofor is a perfect choice to play the confident Northerner whose freedom and dignity are cruelly stripped away when he is sold into slavery in the 1840s.

The Fifth Estate

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 18, 2013 12:02 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Usually, movies derived from current or recent events take one of two courses: to reveal, or speculate about, the background story we don’t know, or to provide insight into the actions of familiar real-life figures. Writer Peter Morgan is particularly adept at this, as he has shown in such screenplays as The Queen and Frost/Nixon. Sorry to say, The Fifth Estate falls short in both areas.

Star Trek Into Darkness

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 16, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 14 Comments
Here’s the good news: J.J. Abrams and his writing team haven’t dropped the ball. This sequel to their 2009 reboot of "Star Trek" is lively, well-made popcorn entertainment.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 9, 2011 1:03 AM
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  • 20 Comments
When a film has so many attributes—including superior performances and a tangible sense of time, place, and atmosphere—it’s tempting to overlook its shortcomings. That wouldn’t be honest, but at least I can begin on a positive note. From the casting of Gary Oldman as veteran MI6 agent George Smiley to the depiction of life in the espionage community of the 1970s, 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' delivers the goods.

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