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  • Aloha (2015)

    Review by Marty Mapes: If Crowe hadn't tried to do so much it might have been more enjoyable

  • American Sniper (2014)

    Cooper is the killingest American Sniper Review by Robert Denerstein: Rivets our attention while giving us plenty to think about

    Review by Matt Anderson: Director Clint Eastwood has crafted a fitting tribute.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    Pratt Guards the Galaxy Review by Robert Denerstein: Junk, and proud of it

    Review by Matt Anderson: It seems destined to be a legendary movie of quotability and huge replay value.

  • American Hustle (2013)

    Adams shows her American Hustle Review by Robert Denerstein: One of the few 2013 movies I was sorry to see end

    Review by Marty Mapes: Russell opts for chaos over clarity and love over work

  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

    Cooper reads from the Silver Linings Playbook Review by Robert Denerstein: Love is not perfect, but it beats the next best thing

  • The Hangover Part II (2011)

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Hangover Part II is lewder and ruder, but it's more remake than sequel.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Shifts to Bangkok for a few laughs and a whole lot of desperation.

  • Limitless (2011)

    Cooper's transformation is Limitless Review by Robert Denerstein: Moves so fast you don't have time to think

  • Alias: Season Three (2004)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: In its third season, Alias pulls off a hat trick with another round of pulpy page-turner adventure

  • Alias: Season Two (2003)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Aside from a couple false moves, Season Two keeps the suspenseful plots twisting and turning

  • Alias: Season One (2003)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Takes television to the rarified land of James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Lara Croft

  • A Star Is Born (2018)

    A star is reborn in 2018 Review by Matt Anderson: Maybe a centennial remake in 2037 will finally get it all right.

  • The Words

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Words becomes one of the year's most irritating movies.