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2013 IN REVIEW: G Clark’s Top Ten List

Unlike some of my colleagues, I didn’t find 2013 to be an embarrassment of riches cinema-wise.  Of course there were several dozen perfectly good films around—there always are.  But saying that there was a notable…

New on DVD & Blu-Ray: August 27, 2013

We have another solid week of DVD releases, by my estimations anyway, with films from Venice, Cannes and Criterion, the third of which has released two titles worth checking out this week. It makes the…

BOX OFFICE: ‘Trek’ Sequel Warps to a Smaller…

[caption id="attachment_19634" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Are you my mother(ship)?[/caption] There's a lesson in the summer that I've found particularly evident in this weekend. We've seen a rise in emphasis on trailers over the past year, with…

FMP Ep. 065 – ‘The Great Gatsby’ /…

Alex and Phil are joined by F. Scott Fitzgerald expert and Alex's lovely wife, Katie Carlson, to discuss Baz Luhrmann's bombastic film The Great Gatsby. Then they look back at Luhrmann's entire career and discuss…

REVIEW: ‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013)

Grade: C+ Why does Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby feel like two distinct movies, clashing with each other more often than complementing each other? Why is it that lengthy stretches of dialogue, despite being lifted…

Summer 2013 Box Office Predictions

Summer is typically the season dominated by sequels, prequels, and remakes with little room for original concepts. Last year, however, there were four original films among the top ten releases of the Summer. This year…

New on DVD/Blu-Ray: April 23, 2013

With the ever shortening cinema to DVD window, we are now beginning to see some of the bigger 2013 releases coming to DVD and Blu-Ray. The next several weeks will show studios trying to supplement…

Summer Reading List for Movie Fans 2012

To read or not to read? That is the question posed by many movie fans when talking about movies that are based on well-known source material. There is one camp that believes that source novels…