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Film Review: Malick’s concept of love still shrouded in mystery

Mr. Malick, reportedly a Catholic, poured his faith out in the profound The Tree of Life, a movie that moved me so much, it inspired a tattoo on my arm.

Film Review: On page, stage and screen – ‘Les Mis’ holds power

By Kenny Dickson, Special Contributor… Les Misérables Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements Given that Les Misérables is perhaps the most successful and popular stage musical of all time, and given the star quality of the cast, the movie adaptation was one of the most anticipated films of 2012. Adding […]

Commentary: In defense of embattled TV star Angus T. Jones

By Rebecca Cusey, Special Contributor… I remember well the last time I watched the hit TV show Two and a Half Men. It was back in ancient history when Charlie Sheen still headlined the show, before tiger blood and #winning became household terms. Mr. Sheen played a rich playboy, Jon Cryer (Duckie for those of […]

Animated Disney adventure holds plenty of charm

By Rebecca Cusey, Special Contributor… Wreck-It Ralph Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence If Disney’s latest animated creation, Wreck-It Ralph, feels a little familiar, hewing closely to the lines of Pixar’s Toy Story, who can say that’s a bad thing? It’s like comparing a new car to a Ferrari. It may not […]

Film review: Pixar’s latest serves up some pleasant surprises

By Rebecca Cusey, Special Contributor  Brave Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor Brave, the first release from Pixar to star a female lead, is a bit of a conundrum for the movie critic. It’s one of those flicks in which a writer should not reveal the central surprise that comprises the bulk […]