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Better but Not Great: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Improves on the Original, but Still Feels Flat

Better but Not Great: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Improves on the Original, but Still Feels Flat

Thursday, July 24, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Last year’s The Purge was a boring slog of a movie that wasted a good premise. The Purge: Anarchy , the sequel, is a better movie. But I’m not saying it’s good: While it’s better, it still has a lot of problems.

The film starts mere hours before the annual Purge, a one-day holiday during which citizens o...

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Please Delete: 'Sex Tape' Is an Unfunny, Flat Mess of a Movie

Please Delete: 'Sex Tape' Is an Unfunny, Flat Mess of a Movie

Thursday, July 24, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Once upon a time, there was a new director who seemed to have a very promising career ahead of him. In 1998, Jake Kasdan made his directorial debut with the excellent Zero Effect , one of that year’s best movies. It still stands as one of Ben Stiller’s best efforts—and Kasdan even wrote the thing.

Sinc...

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True TV: Take the 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Quiz!

True TV: Take the 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Quiz!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  |  Bill Frost

The Only TV Column That Matters™ has seen the glory of Syfy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One (premiering Wednesday, July 30) in advance and can definitively report that it’s even more ridiculous than 2013’s surprise … hit? … Sharknado .

This time around, the chompy tsunami hits New York City, and it’s up to...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'Under the Skin' Is a Creepy, Brilliant Bit of Sci-Fi—but It Isn't for Everyone

Blu-Ray Review: 'Under the Skin' Is a Creepy, Brilliant Bit of Sci-Fi—but It Isn't for Everyone

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Scarlett Johansson stars in Under the Skin as an alien driving around Scotland in a hot Scarlett Johansson body. The alien is using that body to pick up men—and do very, very strange things to them.

Director Jonathan Glazer uses minimal dialogue and real unsuspecting men (some of the men Johansson talk...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending July 20, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending July 20, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014  |  Staff

1. Rio 2 * (20th Century Fox)

2. 300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.)

3. The Lego Movie  (Warner Bros.)

4. Bad Words * (Focus)

5. A Night in Old Mexico (Phase 4)

6. Lone Survivor  (Universal)

7. Non-Stop  (Universal)

8. Dead Drop (Lionsgate)

9. Robocop  (MGM)

10. Road to Paloma (Anchor Bay)

* Available for rental before Redbox ...

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When Apes Attack: 'Dawn' Is a Fantastic, Ass-Kicking Sequel

When Apes Attack: 'Dawn' Is a Fantastic, Ass-Kicking Sequel

Thursday, July 17, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The motion-capture apes take another step toward world domination in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes , a film that’s just as good as its predecessor—and a step forward when it comes to pure, unadulterated, ass-kicking ape action.

The movie picks up 10 years after a well-meaning doctor played by James Fr...

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