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Rock Solid: 'Top Five' Features Solid Laughs Thanks to Its Star and the Supporting Cast

Rock Solid: 'Top Five' Features Solid Laughs Thanks to Its Star and the Supporting Cast

Thursday, December 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Chris Rock writes, directs and stars in Top Five , a semi-autobiographical look at a stand-up comedian turned film star looking for industry respect.

After a string of movies about a bear cop and a bout with substance abuse, Andre Allen (Rock) is taking a break from stand-up and slapstick to do “seriou...

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A 'Wild' Journey: Reese Witherspoon Is an Oscar Lock Thanks to Her Raw, Gritty Performance as Cheryl Strayed

A 'Wild' Journey: Reese Witherspoon Is an Oscar Lock Thanks to Her Raw, Gritty Performance as Cheryl Strayed

Thursday, December 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

In her best role since she scored an Oscar for Walk the Line , Reese Witherspoon astonishes in Wild , director Jean-Marc Vallée’s follow-up to last year’s Dallas Buyers Club .

The film is based on a memoir of Cheryl Strayed, and Witherspoon plays the author, who took it upon herself to make a solo trek on ...

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An Epic Bore: Ridley Scott Somehow Makes the Old Testament Tedious in 'Exodus'

An Epic Bore: Ridley Scott Somehow Makes the Old Testament Tedious in 'Exodus'

Thursday, December 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Ridley Scott somehow makes the Old Testament quite boring in Exodus: Gods and Kings , a laborious treatment of the story of Moses (Christian Bale) and his tumultuous relationship with Ramses (Joel Edgerton).

There are stretches of the movie that look pretty good, including a massive gator attack that t...

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True TV: 100 and Done—A Celebration (Kinda) of 'Anger Management'

True TV: 100 and Done—A Celebration (Kinda) of 'Anger Management'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014  |  Bill Frost

In 2011, Charlie Sheen was fired from CBS’ Two and a Half Men for being, well, more Charlie Sheen than he had been during production of the sitcom’s previous seven seasons. He then went on a public-meltdown tour, including the infamous scorched-earth “Winning” carnival that eventually became the actual My...

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Home Video Review: 'Why Don't You Play in Hell?' Is a Violent, Twisted, Funny Piece of Wild Satire

Home Video Review: 'Why Don't You Play in Hell?' Is a Violent, Twisted, Funny Piece of Wild Satire

Tuesday, December 16, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? will easily go down as one of 2014’s most insane movies.

Shion Sono writes and directs this outrageous movie about a crazed film crew that finds itself filming real-life events in pursuit of a masterpiece. Those events mostly center around crime-boss Muto (Jun Kunimura) and...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Dec. 14, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Dec. 14, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014  |  Staff

1. Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney)

2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes * (20th Century Fox)

3. Let's Be Cops (20th Century Fox)

4. The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate)

5. Dolphin Tale 2 * (Warner Bros.)

6. Into the Storm  (Warner Bros.)

7. When the Game Stands Tall (Sony)

8. As Above, So Below * (Universal)

9. How to Train Your Dra...

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