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Christmas Weekend Movie Guide

Thus begins one of the most important movie weekends of the year. On Tuesday, Oscar ballots will be mailed out—nominations announced four weeks later (on […]

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The Worst Part of the Star-Studded, Garry Marshall-Directed New Year’s Eve

There are stupid movies and then there are stoopid movies. The stoopid movies are the ones that should be avoided at all costs — those […]

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Thanksgiving Movie Guide: Starring the Muppets

It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to be together. Watch the parade together. Make food together. Eat together. Watch a few games together. Drink together. […]

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Movie Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1

Twi-hards scare me. Gleeks and Beliebers scare me too, but it is the fervent fanaticism of the Twilight enthusiasts that’s frightening. (At a screening, a […]

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J. Edgar Needs Less Makeup and More Drama

While most remember J. Edgar Hoover for little else than his leadership of the FBI—and perhaps his rumored homosexuality and alleged penchant for wearing dresses—he […]

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Interview: Tim Chambers, Writer-Director of “The Mighty Macs”

Tim Chambers, writer-director of the new women’s-basketball movie, The Mighty Macs, became an expert in fast breaks before he knew how to dribble. It was […]

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“Footloose” Review: Missing Kevin Bacon

Let’s be honest: The original Footloose is not a great movie. A cheesy storyline, incredibly hammy acting, and a tractor chicken race—all ingredients for a […]

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Movie Reviews: Drive, Moneyball and Warrior

Summer has come to an end. And while it is only September 30th — 116 days before nominations are announced — the Oscar season has […]

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Movie Review: “Contagion”

I detest the movie Outbreak. There are many reasons I could list here, but let’s just focus on the one completely stupid, far-fetched, ridiculous reason […]

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The Best (And Worst) in Movies of 2011 So Far

Well here we are again, halfway through the movie season. And like every other year, 2011 has been filled with highs and lows. We’ve had […]

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Review: “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”

A few weeks ago, fellow Philly Post blogger Christine Speer wrote about the appeal of the disaster movie in “Bring on the Alien Attack.” “These […]

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Viola Davis Saves The Help

The Help is a behemoth. Originally published in February 2009, Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel—set in the racially divisive and segregated 1960s Mississippi—still ranks #21 on […]

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Aaron Mettey’s Best of Philly Arts and Entertainment

EDITOR’S NOTE: In honor of the release of our annual Best of Philly issue (on newsstands now), we’ve asked Philly Post contributors to name their […]

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Review: “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to two “new” stars. First, Emma Stone. She, the to-be star of the cinematic version of The Help, […]

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“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”: Saying Goodbye for the Last Time

“You’ve never seen a Harry Potter movie?” I incredulously asked a woman sitting near me at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 […]