Author: Chris Lloyd

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DVD review: Bad Words

R, 89 minutes A lot of movies want to seem edgy and dark, but for the most part they’re pretenders, inching up to the line of actual rebelliousness and then backing away with a...

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DVD review: Ernest & Celestine

PG, 80 minutes Given the choice, I prefer to watch a foreign film in its native tongue rather than a version dubbed in English. Others disagree, and they may have a point in the...

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DVD review: 300: Rise of an Empire

R, 102 minutes Like its 2007 predecessor, “300: Rise of an Empire” is lusty parade of six-pack abs and copious bloodlettings, set against a historical backdrop that’s been washed through the spin cycle of...

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DVD review: The Lego Movie

PG, 100 minutes Not everything is awesome about “The Lego Movie” – despite the assertion of that obsessively earworm-y song from Tegan and Sara featured in the kiddie animated flick from earlier this year....

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DVD review: Non-Stop

PG-13, 106 minutes There ought to be a name for this sort of movie, in which an aging star reestablishes his action-film cred by starring as a cantankerous oldster who puts a hurt on...

Joel Kinnaman stars in Columbia Pictures' "Robocop."

DVD review: Robocop

PG-13, 117 minutes I’m not offended by Hollywood wanting to remake one of the seminal movies of my youth, but did they have to be so tame about it? This mincing, PG-13-rated sci-fi action/drama...

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DVD review: About Last Night

R, 100 minutes “About Last Night” is self-consciously different from the Rob Lowe/Demi Moore romantic comedy/drama from nearly 30 years (!) ago. The locale has moved from Chicago to L.A., and the white cast...

George Clooney;Matt Damon;John Goodman;Bob Balaban

DVD review: The Monuments Men

PG-13, 118 minutes One of the more disappointing films of the last few months, “The Monuments Men” was an OK movie that could’ve been great. You had an offbeat, interesting subject: the citizen/soldiers who...

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DVD review: Her

R, 126 minutes The quirkiest of the nine movies nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture last year is “Her,” which not coincidentally is probably the one that most of the people reading...

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Video streaming is the future

Every now and then, I like to take stock of the home video landscape. The first time I wrote such a column, I was firmly on the side of buying DVDs and Blu-ray discs...