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‘Lady in the Van’ not worth the drive

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Dame Maggie Smith veers from her typically aristocratic roles in “The Lady in the Van,” a true story about Alan Bennett, played by Alex Jennings, and Miss Shepard, a homeless woman who parked her dilapidated van in his driveway and proceeded to live there for ... More »

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‘The Finest Hours’ is anything but, does not impress

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Craig Gillespie’s latest venture is not quite as aptly named as one would hope. “The Finest Hours” is a film that, while not the worst movie of the year, definitely isn’t one of the best. Based on a true story, the film follows U.S. Coast Guardsman Bernie Webb... More »

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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By Kara Fellows Yes, you read that correctly. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” hits theaters February 5, and it’s everything you could hope for with a title like that. It’s a movie that delivers all the romance of traditional adaptations while upping the stak... More »

Seven shows and movies to look forward to in 2016

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1. Game of Thrones Even if you don’t watch the hit fantasy drama, the season 5 cliffhanger probably left you wondering, “Is Jon Snow really dead?” HBO is making us wait until April to find out. 2. Scandal Olivia Pope’s story continues on Feb. 11 as ABC premier... More »

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Pixar shines again in latest film

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Disney Pixar has done it again. With flawless animation, an original idea and a wonderful storyline, it was able to pull on the heartstrings of every moviegoer in its latest film “Inside Out.” More »

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Get to the theater early and watch those movie trailers

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I love movie trailers. There are always people that get up to leave when they play before the movie at the same time that I’m intentionally arriving early to see them. When a movie that I’ve been looking forward to for months finally releases a trailer, I stop... More »

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Get in the mood: flicks for your Spring Break plane ride

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As a film major here at SMU, I really should tell you about all the Oscar nominations or hidden gems from Movie Trading CO. There are just so many interesting, quality films that you need to see before you die. But I’m not going to do that. I mean, who wants t... More »

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The most compelling March movie releases

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By Will Kastner February is well underway, and to no surprise, the movies released were disappointing. Perhaps they were even more disappointing than expected. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” while busting the box office, managed to be even more awful than I originall... More »

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To see or not to see: upcoming movies in February

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By Will Kastner The month of December is always a great time for moviegoers, and this year was no exception. Blockbuster hits like “American Sniper” and the third “Hobbit” installment raked in millions, while gripping films such as “Selma” and “Into the Woods”... More »