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11.15.2014 | 76 days ago | Posted at 04:11 PM
By David Luhrssen
Alan Turing helped win a world war and change the world by cracking the Nazi’s military code and developing the science of computers. Despite his accomplishments he was later arrested for homosexuality. The brilliant Turing was a codebreaker forced to keep his inner life encoded. The superb Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in The Imitation Game, scheduled to open in theate...
03.05.2014 | | Posted at 03:54 PM

12 Years a Slave out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
  Fresh off the well-deserved Oscar win for Best Picture, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nod for Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave has been released on Blu-ray and DVD. 12 Years a Slave was directed by Britain’s Steve McQueen (Shame) from Solomon Northrup’s account of his enslavement, a book that ranked in 19th century anti-slavery literature with Harriet Beecher St...
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Shopping suggestions for everyone in your life

 The holiday season is here. Festive lights are hanging, store hours have been extended and streets bustle with shoppers seeking the perfect gifts for friends and family. We know you’re raring to snatch up the holiday goodies, so we’ve put together a holiday gift guide to help you with those
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Blowing the Whistle on WikiLeaks?

 Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, the brisk dramatization of the WikiLeaks founder’s battle with the U.S. government (and everyone else he disdains). One of film’s great emerging actors, Cumberbatch gives a portrayal of the celebrity outlaw
05.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:14 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Star Trek Into Darkness gets off to a running start, literally, and seldom pauses long enough for anyone to catch their breath. The plot manages to be both convoluted and unsurprising—a soap opera of poor writing. Some of the special effects are impressive and the set design is imaginative. Twenty-third century London is visualized as a city of soaring metal and glass spires (thin...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
 Following the death of his wife, Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) is an American engineer working for a corporation located in Belgium. One morning he arrives at the company to find the entire office stripped and assassins waiting
10.19.2010 | | Posted at 10:33 AM
By David Luhrssen
Dr. John Watson awakens in a cold sweat of post-traumatic nightmare, a whirly-blur of bad memories from his service in Afghanistan. Like his literary forebear, the 21st century Watson (Martin Freeman) of the new “Masterpiece Mystery!” series “Sherlock” fought in the mountainous country and returned home with nothing much to do. His life changes after encountering a most unusual figure, a “c...