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  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Abraham Lincoln)

    In “Lincoln,” we see a folksy teller of tales who’s remarkably approachable to the public but who’s not averse to back-room meetings and even bribes to accomplish his goal of passing the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln must work with divisive factions in Congress and his own Cabinet to secure the necessary votes. We also get a glimpse of his often rocky marriage to wife Mary Todd and

  • Like most movie addicts, we like to keep close tabs on which “old” movies are popping up on Netflix’s Watch Instantly platform — and while their additions have been relatively unimpressive over the last several weeks, that all changed yesterday. Below you’ll find a big batch of films that just (re-)arrived on Netflix’s streaming service, complete with a few quick points on why you might want to queue them up… Continue reading Your Guide to the August Netflix Watch Instantly Catalog Explosion

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Typical teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) embraces his incredible destiny after uncovering one of his father’s most car… Read More

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    “The Amazing Spider-Man”Director: Marc WebbCommon Sense Media rating: 13+Moviefone Says: Marc Webb’s take on Spider-Man is an even more family-friendly adaptation of the origin story than Sam Raimi’s critically acclaimed films. Webb cleverly returns Peter Parker’s transformation to a high-school setting, and offers… Continue reading 'Amazing Spider-Man' Review: Family Film Guide

    mdc beyond black rainbow Indie Film Guide: Whats in Theaters, on DVD and Coming Soon in the World of Independent Film

    In Theaters

    Beyond the Black RainbowWhere: New York and Los Angeles; expanding soon.What: A troubled woman is confined at an institute founded to help people achieve happiness and contentment through unusual, drug-fueled treatment.Why Go: One of my top picks from last year’s Fantastic Fest, the debut from director Panos Cosmatos is filled with eye-popping delights. As I wrote in my review… Continue reading Indie Film Guide: What's in Theaters, on DVD and Coming Soon in the World of Independent Film

    Too Cool For School: The John Hughes Collection & The Brat Pack Collection ($ 25 each) Need a gift for a mom in her mid-to-late 30s? Here are two collections that represent most of the iconic movies of her childhood. If she’s the kind of movie lover who can endlessly debate whether Jake Ryan, Duckie, Blane or John Bender would make the better boyfriend; if she can list all of… Continue reading Mother's Day Movie Gift Guide: DVD Box Sets Mama Will Love (PHOTOS)