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The Best 10 Movies of the Year…and then some

Posted on 12/23/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentI don’t know about you, but I’m awful at keeping secrets. The most mundane of facts—for example, whether my daughter’s Carvel ice cream birthday cake will be in the shape of Fudgie the Whale or Cookie Puss—will gnaw at my insides like the embryonic creature in Alien if presented to me with the preamble: “Don’t tell anybody.” So it does my stomach no good when movie studios let me see long-in-advance screenings of upcoming films. This year, for example, I …

At Last, It’s Safe to Sit in a Movie Theater Again!

Posted on 11/14/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentOur long national movie nightmare is over: the Grownup Movies Season is in full swing. I do hope you’ve been saving your pennies since last January to take advantage of November and December, when Hollywood studio execs wake up, look in a mirror and declare, “Wait a minute—we’ve been releasing crap all year! How in the world will we win any Oscars for that tripe?” So they run out and track down Clint Eastwood on the golf course and say, …