Movies

Hobbit II: The Journey Continues

Hobbit II: The Journey Continues

By Stephen Giuffre On December 13, the second of the three-film presentation of The Hobbit adventure comes to theaters nationwide, picking up where the first part (or rather first movie) leaves off. Gandalf, the 13 dwarfs, and Bilbo Baggins continue their quest to take back the dwarfs’ homeland of Erebor. While it’s still uncertain what the second movie will cover, […]

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Movie Review: “Man on a Ledge”

Movie Review: “Man on a Ledge”

In 1938, the disturbed 26-year-old John William Warde spent several hours on a 15th-floor ledge of the Gotham Hotel in New York before throwing himself down into a Fifth Avenue packed with spectators. In 1948 Joel Sayre wrote a classic New Yorker piece about the incident, “The Man on the Ledge”, which in fictionalised form became the 1951 Henry Hathaway […]

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Movie Review: The Muppets Movie

Movie Review: The Muppets Movie

This is made by, and for that generation that grew up on “The Muppet Show” and who know all the lyrics to “Rainbow Connection,” who have an instinctive response to the sound of “manamana,” who hear any reference to Swedish food and think or say “Bork! Bork! Bork!” It’s a kind of classic Mary Sue fantasy, in which one of […]

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Movie Review: Paranormal Activity

Movie Review: Paranormal Activity

It would be no exaggeration to say that we spend the 89 minutes of Paranormal Activity 3 waiting — taut with tension — to see a face. Not just any face, mind you. A face of nightmare terror and shivery awe, one that will shoot a scary volt of revelation right through us. We’re never entirely sure if that face […]

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