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Today in Movie History: September 30

Tim Burton has recovered from his recent (and lengthy) slump with the modestly delightful Miss Peregrine opening today. It’s fitting, then, that today would also mark the anniversary of hands-down his best movie ever. Ed Wood, the affectionate biopic about the worst filmmaker ever made, paints the infamous shlockmeister as an earnest misfit who’s so madly in love with what …

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Today in Movie History: September 23

Though well-received critically, The Shawshank Redemption failed to generate much heat at the box office, and was swamped at the Oscars by the competing behemoths of Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump. Hourly screenings on TNT changed all of that and today, it’s considered one of the greatest movies of the 1990s… as well as cementing director Frank Darabont’s reputation as …

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Movie Review: Bridget Jones’s Baby

Review by Rob Vaux Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Solemani, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and Emma Thompson Directed by: Sharon MaGuire Running time: 122 Minutes Year of release: 2016 Hollywood has always thrived as a purveyor of comfort food, and comfort food can come in a surprising number of flavors. So the prospect of a …

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Today in Movie History: September 16

I’ll be honest with you: sometimes the bad ones are much more fun to talk about than the good ones. Case in point: Mommie Dearest, the Joan Crawford “biopic” based on the tell-all book from her abused daughter who dished about what a horrible monster the woman was behind the scenes. The movie endures as a camp classic, notable mainly …