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2013
Jun
23
 
 
Tom (Chris O’Dowd), once again, visits a remote location where historical re-enactors enthusiastically go through their paces, and joins them in their odd pursuits. This time, though, the fun takes place on this side of the pond – another thing he finds the United States and his native United Kingdom have in common.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
23
 
 
Resemblances to the board game Clue and the series Downton Abbey are purely intentional. Anything in common with stupidity likely wasn’t in the game plan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
Morgan Spurlock, one of the more recognizable faces in American documentary filmmaking, premieres his new series this Sunday night on CNN...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
According to press reports, Madonna’s 2012 live “MDNA” show was the biggest-selling concert tour of the year (perhaps because she saved money by eliminating three of the letters from “MADONNA” in its title). Considering that her infamous Truth or Dare concert documentary film was 22 years ago, it’s impressive, in a way, that she’s still mounting concerts with an eye to shock, with oversized theatrics, and with an approach that stresses style and visuals
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
Anna Kendrick stars in this 2012 musical comedy, about a new college arrival who joins the school’s a cappella group and encourages it to revamp and modernize its approach before the next big competition. Yes, it sounds like a big-screen Glee, but the real glee here is found from the performances of the young women in this mismatched choir – especially Rebel Wilson (left in photo) in the breakout role of “Fat Amy.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
John Ford’s 1956 Western is brilliant, epic, and very, very dark. John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter play two men on a long, dangerous search to find a young girl taken by a band of Indians who slaughtered her family. What sounds like a standard search-and-rescue mission turns out to be anything but, and its unexpected layers, like Wayne’s uncharacteristically nuanced performance, make The Searchers a haunting, stirring Western. Natalie Wood co-stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
Red 2 hits theaters in mid-July, and a look at this 2010 original, Red, shows why planning a sequel was such an obvious good move. RED is an acronym for Retired, Extremely Dangerous, and the plot finds a reason to unite former agents from various intelligence agencies – played by a deliciously varied cast of “aging” actors. Bruce Willis is an actor you’d expect in this sort of movie, but Morgan Freeman? John Malkovich? Helen Mirren? She, especially, brandishes her weapons
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
SERIES RETURN: Just like Zero Hour, which precedes it, this is a canceled ABC series whose remaining produced episodes are being burned off, on Saturday nights, during the summer months. So consider this Zero Hour Plus One – and watch only if you were still watching this disappointing, meandering, demonic drama when ABC pulled it from the schedule last November. Where did we leave off? Jane (Rachael Taylor) was having increasingly disturbing dreams. Seven months later, she still is…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
22
 
 
Rejected by ABC but perhaps perfect for Lifetime and these times, Devious Maids lathers up Sunday night with a sudsy, bounce-around premiere...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
21
 
 
Crossing Lines isn’t breezy enough for a summer diversion. Instead it’s ponderous, pretentious and too predictable...