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The Legend of Hell House

By Ken Tasho | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
What first made me giggle years back with its somewhat campy tone now makes me shudder a bit, as Shout Factory gives this cult classic the glorious restoration it so deserves.

The Quiet Ones

By Ken Tasho | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
The reinstated Hammer Films trademark releases another horror film, one that would've succeeded with a subtler approach.

The Normal Heart

By Kevin Taft | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's blistering stage play "The Normal Heart" has a powerhouse of a cast and captures an important, if not, tragic piece of history.

The November Man

By Robert Nesti | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
In "The November Man" Pierce Brosnan attempts to outdo Liam Neeson in creating a franchise for the older Holllywood star. Good luck.

Queen Margot

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Even at a shade over two and a half hours this restored version, dense with intrigue and assassination, feels like an adaptation of an outline rather than of the full Dumas novel. The film moves along briskly, though, and it's a visual feast.

The Sacrament

By Ken Tasho | Monday Aug 25, 2014
Director Ti West knows a thing or two about making a viewer's hair stand on end.

It's 'Finis' for Maltin's Movie Guides

Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House, says "Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide" will be the 36th and final edition.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

By Charlie Nash | Friday Aug 22, 2014
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's nine-year-in-the-making follow-up to their original 2005 film adaptation of Miller's graphic novels, lacks the twisted spirit of its predecessor.

Love Is Strange

By Robert Nesti | Friday Aug 22, 2014
In a country with an increasingly shrinking safety net and not-full equality for married gays, what happens to this longtime gay couple is the kind of story you might hear about on MSNBC.

When The Game Stands Tall

By Kevin Taft | Friday Aug 22, 2014
"When the Game Stands Tall" fumbles along trying to get us to care, but for some reason can't ever get its touchdown.