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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)

“I am going to murder myself if you don’t come down to my new fucking mall,” shouts Eric Wareheim in the red-band trailer for his film, “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.” Blackmail by threat of suicide may seem like an odd way to market your first feature, but then again, Wareheim and his co-star Tim Heidecker traffic in odd comedic behavior.

“Billion Dollar Movie” is a spin-off of the duo’s… Continue reading 'Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie': A Beginner's Guide To The Oddball Comedy Film

“A Separation”

Nominated For: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay (Asghar Farhadi)

What’s It About: Nader and Simin have been married for fourteen years and are trying to raise a daughter in Tehran; however, tensions rise as Simin desires to leave the country to escape the country’s current conditions. Her husband wants to remain in Iran however because he cannot leave his elderly father, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The… Continue reading What Is 'A Separation'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide