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Movies: The BFCA’s Summer Must-See Movies

As a founding and voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), I'm happy to report that our organization of America's most influential film critics is thriving after 15 years of existence. [...]

DVD: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Set in dingy Boston bars and anonymous subway stations, Peter Yates' 1973 crime thriller “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” takes a plotless look at a low-level mobster. [...]

Movie: Terminator Salvation

Let’s face it, “Terminator Salvation” director McG is not James Cameron. Not even close, really. Which makes his installment of the “Terminator” series that Cameron created in 1984 seems like a very loud, yet pale, imitation of the original. And of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” too, Cameron’s rousing follow-up in 1991. [...]

DVD: The Thirteenth Floor

“The Thirteenth Floor” has always a bit chilling since it released in 1999, and now in Blu-ray it’s a bit creepier. [...]

DVD: Universal Soldier: The Return

It’s a 10-year anniversary release and in 1999’s “Universal Soldier: The Return,” Jean-Claude Van Damme puts on his suit again as the heroic soldier. [...]

Movie: Not Forgotten

It would seem like Simon Baker, the star of the top-rated TV show “The Mentalist,” would make a good movie star. [...]

TV: TrueBlood

Not long ago, I thought the best thing ever made for television was the “Six Feet Under” series, but then along came “True Blood,” created (not surprisingly) by the same guy, Alan Ball. [...]

Movie: Angels and Demons

Fans of author Dan Brown’s novels will find much to like with the new film version of his tome “Angels and Demons,” director Ron Howard’s follow-up to his 2006 smash hit “The DaVinci Code.” [...]

DVD: The Reader

“The Reader,” director Stephen Daldry and scripter David Hare's follow-up to their 2002 award-winning film "The Hours," raises so many interesting questions about guilt and personal responsibility that you can spend hours discussing it afterwards. [...]
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