Posts tagged The Finest Hours
MOVIE REVIEW: The Finest Hours

Normally, every protagonist in a live-action Walt Disney film gets a unnecessarily thick coat of heroic paint and every encounter, obstacle, or event calls for a full-throated orchestra of peril and self-importance.  In a somewhat pleasant surprise, "The Finest Hours" avoids most of the the puffed-up flamboyance that we expect (and commonly grow tired of) from the Mouse House.  The key word is "most," as the film thankfully dials down the usual Disney over-inflation while still possessing plenty of imperfections and distractions.

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COLUMN: 2016 Winter Movie Preview

More often than not, the movies that land in the months of January and February were either not good enough for qualifying for Oscars by the December 31st deadline or not chipper enough for the spring season.  Sometimes, there are those two things and worse.  See what you can circle and look forward to in this preview of the 2016 Winter Movie season.

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CHECKLIST: 2016 Winter Movie Calendar

Here is your lineup of upcoming films for the slowest annual season of the year, the post-holiday hangover before the arrival of spring.  Pick through this list and find a few winners.  Add these to your calendar or print and slip this list on the fridge.  As always, release dates shift all of the time, so be aware.  My full seasonal preview will be coming soon!  Enjoy!

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