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Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3

Review by Rob Vaux Starring the Voices of: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, JK Simmons, James Hong, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Dustin Hoffman, Randall Duk Kim, Kate Hudson, and Jackie Chan Directed by: Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Running time: 95 Minutes Year of release: 2016 It’s easy to overpraise a movie like Kung Fu Panda 3, largely because it’s …

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Today in Movie History: January 25

We’re looking at quite a few notable films with release dates today. We’ll start with a triumph from the Silver Age of Walt Disney pictures. 101 Dalmatians remains one of the Mouse’s biggest hits (#2 behind Snow White if you adjust for inflation) and — amid the studio’s bevvy of memorable villains — delivering one Cruella de Vil, who just might …

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Gilda Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Directed by: Charles Vidor Running time: 110 minutes Year of release: 1946 Spine #795 “Gilda, are you decent?” Rita Hayworth then tosses her hair back and says “Me?” This was my first introduction to Hayworth, but it was not in her star turning performance as Gilda. In fact, it …

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Today in Movie History: January 15

Riddle me this, Caped Crusader: how do you produce the greatest Shakespeare adaptation of all time without using a single line of Shakespeare? You give it to Akira Kurosawa, that’s how. Throne of Blood — his magnificent, peerless, stunningly powerful samurai version of Macbeth — opened in Japan this day in 1957. The great Toshiro Mifune turned in one of numerous …

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Today in Movie History: January 14

Damn Alan Rickman too? Our obit will follow semi-directly. And then someone said, “let’s make a movie version of The Green Hornet, and let Seth Rogen write and star!” And they did. And it opened today in 2011, and died a horrible death at the box office, and everyone forgot about it. Until now. You’re welcome. Elsewhere… Roger Corman didn’t …