Movies

Can you believe it’s been over 20 years since the Bayside High gang first lit up our Saturday morning television screens with the teen sitcom “Saved by the Bell?” The final episode of the TV series aired May 22, 1993, but the last time we saw the crew, Kelly (Tiffani Thiessen) and Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) [...]

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When I first saw the trailer for the movie based on “The New York Times” bestselling book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” I was thoroughly confused. I thought the book was a pregnancy guide designed to help parents prepare for the birth of their child. What was I missing? Were there spellbinding love stories [...]

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In 1986, “Top Gun” showed the world the need… the need for speed. Today is the 26th anniversary of the films release, so we thought we’d catch up with the cast. Tom Cruise (Character: Pete “Maverick” Mitchell) As the confident ace pilot Maverick, Tom Cruise was absolutely in his element. Cruise is now married to [...]

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Being 25 can sometimes be a drag—you’re paying bills, taking care of your apartment and coping with growing older (there’s only a few more birthdays until the big 3-0). However, life for the many television stars that are 25-years-old and younger is completely different. Sure, they still have to cope with growing older, but at [...]

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When I first wrote about Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s eighth film collaboration, “Dark Shadows,” I brimmed with optimistic speculation. While “Dark Shadows” loyalists cried that Burton would pillage the soul of the daytime soap, I quietly cheered for the director’s homecoming to a gothic storyline. I daydreamed about a darkly enchanting film, laced with [...]

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Funny man Jack Black is taking on the role of a murder in his new film, “Bernie.” This serious role will be a switch for the actor, who is often seen in more comedic roles or in a Mexican wrestling costume. It looks like he is trying to join the long list of actors who [...]

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Firmly planted in a genre known for dazzling CGI effects, non-stop action, and flimsy scripts, it wouldn’t take much for “The Avengers” to fail, and after reviewing last year’s stale predecessor, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” I was skeptical about any movie slapped with the “Avengers” label. I was worried about director/co-writer Joss Whedon’s ability [...]

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Fans of TV shows always enjoy a special celebrity cameo, especially when it’s a guest star with a big name. We love watching these celebrity guests in the unfamiliar setting of the small screen, and I know I get lots of giggles out of the jokes the writers put in, slyly referencing the star’s real [...]

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When I first heard about director James McTeigue’s plan to create an Edgar Allan Poe movie titled “The Raven,” I assumed it would be yet another retelling of Poe’s narrative poem. I later learned my assumption was incorrect; the movie has little to do with the poem and more to do with the poet. Capitalizing [...]

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing “The Five-Year Engagement” ever since I stumbled across one of the movie’s fantastically brilliant marketing ploys – a wedding blog created by the film’s main characters Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt), which we mentioned earlier this year. The blog hooked me into seeing the film more than [...]

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I’ve heard of rabid fans, but this is taking it too far. Zac Efron, the former Disney hottie who’s all grown up and doing his first turn as a sexy leading man, showed up on the red carpet last week with a bandaged hand and blamed it on being bitten by an over-eager fan. Zac [...]

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It’s inconceivable to think that “The Princess Bride” is 25 years old this year. Rob Reiner’s adaptation of William Goldman’s fantasy novel of the same name proves that tales of true love can endure the test of time. Eager to learn what happened to the cast of this beloved classic? As you wish. Robin Wright [...]

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