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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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  • 6 Comments
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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  • 0 Comments
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.

Books For Disney Diehards

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
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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  • 3 Comments
‘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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  • 2 Comments
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.'

Bound By Flesh

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 27, 2014 9:40 PM
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Bound by Flesh-Daisy and Violet Hilton
The Leslie Zemeckis documentary 'Bound by Flesh,' candidly explores the challenging, often tumultuous, life story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton.

Begin Again

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 27, 2014 8:43 PM
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In ‘Begin Again,’ writer-director Carney has elicited spontaneous performances from an experienced cast—just as he did with the nonprofessional stars of ‘Once’—and has chosen his actors well.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 26, 2014 3:28 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager
When the most interesting thing in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is the blatant product placement, you know something is out of whack.

Jersey Boys

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 19, 2014 6:49 AM
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'Jersey Boys,' a rags-to-riches tale with glimpses behind the scenes of the music business, is pretty well irresistible.

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