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The five best Olympics movies of all time

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The five best Olympics movies of all time

As the 2018 Winter Olympics play out in Pyeongchang, expect NBC to introduce us to dozens of athletes via well-crafted background packages that often play like mini-movies. Of course, the most memorable stories will emerge organically from the games. And those are the stories that often inspire full-length movies. In order

Movies to look forward to in 2018

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Movies to look forward to in 2018

Get your mind out of the Jedi, people! It's 2018, which means it's time to take a look at 18 for ‘18 -- the list of films I'm most keenly anticipating.The 15:17 to Paris (Feb. 9)      Clint Eastwood's newest film is about the 2015 terrorist attack on a Thalys train

The 10 most forgettable movies of the year

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The 10 most forgettable movies of the year

If I'm going to endure nonsense such as The Dark Tower and The Great Wall and Rough Night and Wonder Wheel -- and those disasters somehow escape even finding a spot on this list -- I might as well commit to ranking the absolute worst movies of 2017. So hold your

Top 10 movies of 2017

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Top 10 movies of 2017

After all these years and all these movies, I'm more appreciative than ever when a movie takes me by surprise in a positive way. And that happened a LOT in 2017. Wonder Woman, Split, Get Out, Lady Bird, Logan. One great surprise after another, and yet I couldn't quite find

Lights, camera, action!

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Lights, camera, action!

Even for the traditionally prestigious holiday movie season, the rest of the 2017 calendar is loaded with Hall of Fame talent. I'm not talking about the actors, though dozens of the brightest stars in the world WILL be featured in upcoming films. I'm talking about the filmmakers: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Summer movie preview

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Summer movie preview

Back in ancient times (aka pre-1975), Hollywood for the most part considered summer to be one of the slower times for business. After all, who wants to go to the movies when it's nice outside and the kids are off from school and there are a million other things to

Fearless Forecast

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Fearless Forecast

Don't look now, but that's 2017 looming just around the corner, so let's take a look at my 17 most hotly anticipated movies of 2017. Live by Night (Jan. 13). Ben Affleck has directed three of my favorite films of this century: Gone, Baby, Gone; The Town; and Argo. Now

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Yippe-ki-yay, movie-lovers

In “Live Free or Die Hard,” John McClane is the Energizer Bunny, Chuck Wepner and Batman rolled into one.  Like the battery-powered bunny, he just keeps going and going.  Like Wepner, the heavyweight punching bag known as the “Bayonne Bleeder” who was pummeled for 15 rounds by Muhammad Ali and served as

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Yippe-ki-yay, movie-lovers

In “Live Free or Die Hard,” John McClane is the Energizer Bunny, Chuck Wepner and Batman rolled into one.  Like the battery-powered bunny, he just keeps going and going.  Like Wepner, the heavyweight punching bag known as the “Bayonne Bleeder” who was pummeled for 15 rounds by Muhammad Ali and served as

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Abandon ark!

Oh, my God, this movie sucks.  I’ll say this much: Kudos to Jim Carrey for pulling off perhaps the most amazing disappearing-act hat trick in motion-picture history.  With his non-appearance in “Evan Almighty,” the follow-up to the smash hit “Bruce Almighty” (2003), Carrey has now NOT appeared in three of

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