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Today in Movie History: March 27

If gritty crime dramas are your game, Michael Mann is your director. And while I’d cite the likes of Heat, Manhunter and Collateral as unabashed masterpieces, they are preceded by Thief which set the pace for those triumphs to follow. James Caan plays a brilliant jewel thief trying to go straight, enticed into one last score that goes dreadfully wrong. Mann succeeds …

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Today in Movie History: August 19

We’ve got two great comedies for you: one old and one new. We’ll start with the Marx Brothers, whose Horse Feathers still stands as one of their very best. It’s the usual cocktail of vaudeville gags, but story and plot were never the point, and for sheer comic lunacy, these boys have no peers. The university setting gives them plenty of …

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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 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 …