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A modest proposal: ban computer-generated effects in movies for a year

As I was watching a series of coming attractions recently, I was struck by how every release seemed to be just an amalgam of computer-generated special effects.

"Anchorman 2": Swapping joke for joke

 This is genius. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" will be back in movie theaters this week — but it’ll be a little different.Scratch that.

It’s the ’80s again!

I love the ’80s, but, really, this is too much.This week, three movies are opening that are remakes of films made in the 1980s.The unholy trinity are:...

Trailer trouble at the cinema

Well, here's good news: the National Association of Theatre Owners is going to start restricting movie trailers to no more than two minutes each.They also want trailers to show for no more than 150...

Who'll win the Golden Globes?

It's time for the most fun awards show of the year!The Golden Globes are handed out on Sunday, and it's always enjoyable — even more so with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning to host. (It airs...

Ratings madness and Dame Judi Dench

Nothing screams "R rating" like a film starring Judi Dench.Dench’s latest movie, "Philomena," which opens at several theaters in our region on Wednesday, first earned an...