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Life’s a happy song when you’re dealing with a rainbow connection. Life’s also pretty good when a new Muppet sequel battles the original Muppet sequel in this week’s Film Face-off.

Muppets Most Wanted continues where The Muppets (2011) leaves off. It also marks the eighth theatrical film for the Muppets. I’m a big fan. I teared up the first two times I watched The Muppets and we have a minimalist Muppets poster… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Great Muppet Caper' vs. 'Muppets Most Wanted'

The once and future king of cool almost wasn’t cast as Thomas Crown; director Jewison, who’d worked with McQueen on “The Cincinnati Kid,” thought the part was too different from the hot-tempered, man-of-action roles that had made McQueen a star. In retrospect, the cool, laconic rebel that Crown turned out to be was of a piece with the other roles McQueen played before and after, from the untameable POW in… Continue reading 'The Thomas Crown Affair': A Look Back At The Classic Caper

 ‘Leverage’: Beth Riesgraf previews tonight’s timeline bending caper

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Tonight is girl’s night on Leverage.

Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Sophie (Gina Bellman) team up for a job in the first of two gender-splitting episodes that will air over the next two weeks. “The boys go out for a night and the girls go out for a night,” explains Riesgraf. “This week we’ll see the girls… Continue reading ‘Leverage’: Beth Riesgraf previews tonight’s timeline-bending caper

Critics often gripe about the blink-and-you’ve-missed-it frenzy of action sequences in today’s Hollywood thrillers.. . The spy caper “Red” … Continue reading Review: 'Red' is leaden caper for Willis and pals