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Home Video Review: 'Tale of Tales' Melds Three Fairy Tales in an Effective Way

Home Video Review: 'Tale of Tales' Melds Three Fairy Tales in an Effective Way

Tuesday, May 03, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Tale of Tales is one oddball movie. Imagine if David Lynch had made The Princess Bride instead of Rob Reiner.

Italian director Matteo Garrone ( Gomorrah , Reality ) adapts three fairy tales and sort of mixes them together, creating one semi-consistent and relatively cohesive narrative.

In one of the stories,...

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Fairy-Tale Fail: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Proves Chris Hemsworth Should Solely Stick to Playing Thor

Fairy-Tale Fail: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Proves Chris Hemsworth Should Solely Stick to Playing Thor

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Four years ago, when Snow White and the Huntsman came out, Kristen Stewart was all the rage. The film made lotsa money, and it looked like the former Bella had a new franchise on her hands.

Not so fast. Kristen, in a moment of shameful and delicious wickedness, made out in public (well, in front of som...

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Strikeout: Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some!!' Is a Scattered Disappointment

Strikeout: Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some!!' Is a Scattered Disappointment

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Richard Linklater makes a companion piece, of sorts, to his breakthrough film Dazed and Confused —with mixed results.

With Everybody Wants Some!! , he gives us a crew of young college baseball players showing up a few days before classes begin and partying in various settings (disco, honk...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'The Revenant' Is a Masterpiece That Deserved the Best Picture Oscar

Blu-Ray Review: 'The Revenant' Is a Masterpiece That Deserved the Best Picture Oscar

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

The Revenant didn’t win the Best Picture Oscar, but it damn well should have.

Leonardo DiCaprio won a much-deserved Oscar for playing the legendary Hugh Glass, a real man who actually survived a bear attack and sought revenge from the men who left him to die.

Director Alejandro G. Inarritu (winner of t...

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True TV: 'Penny Dreadful' Is Back and Creepy; 'Person of Interest,' and Maybe 'Maron,' Begin the End

True TV: 'Penny Dreadful' Is Back and Creepy; 'Person of Interest,' and Maybe 'Maron,' Begin the End

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  |  Bill Frost

Penny Dreadful (Sunday, May 1, Showtime), season premiere: Showtime’s supernatural steampunk soap … whew … returns for Season 3 with Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) scattered about the globe, leaving a broken Vanessa (Eva Green) back in drear...

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Animal Magnetism: Amazing Voice Casting, Fantastic CGI Make 'The Jungle Book' a Wonderful Journey

Animal Magnetism: Amazing Voice Casting, Fantastic CGI Make 'The Jungle Book' a Wonderful Journey

Thursday, April 21, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

The Jungle Book , Disney’s latest live-action take on one of its animated classics, is clever: It actually contains sly nods to Apocalypse Now and Saturday Night Live .

Jon Favreau’s delightful and funny take on Rudyard Kipling’s tale of a boy raised by wolves is an all-around winner. Kids and adults will...

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