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Doctor Strange: A Fun, Magical Ride

“Doctor Strange,” despite some pretty noticeable flaws, is still a bunch of fun to watch, with the quips we’ve come to expect from Marvel.
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Director of Sundance Fave Chats with Magic Lantern

During a Q&A session, he mentioned that the film contained many musical inside jokes much like that one, including a ballad rendition of “Cotton Eye Joe” performed by the directors’ friends, Man...
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Suicide Squad: A Small Dose of Fun To Relieve the Blah

"Suicide Squad" is the third film of the thoroughly meh (at best) DC Extended Universe, focusing on the titular misfit anti-heroes, but at least the soundtrack's pretty sweet.
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Not Beyond Expectations, but Still a Good ol’ Trek

A better title would have been "Star Trek: Evolution." That said, perhaps it is warranted since the film seems to really be all about going beyond one's nature.
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Bustin’ Doesn’t Feel as Good as it Used To

The original movie realized the goofiness of its premise and ran with it, but the reboot tied its shoelaces together, leaving it to fall face-first to the pavement.
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Artsweek Summer Movie Preview

Resident snarky/sassy/savvy film critic Alex Wehrung offers up his summer recommendations to moviegoers.
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Civil War Brings Wehrung Peace

There are more heroes, more motivations and more stories to tell than ever before, yet the movie never feels overstuffed or forced.
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Conan Cracks Up Arlington

"Thank you for being here, and chill out," acclaimed talk-show host Conan O'Brien assured the audience after he emerged onto the stage of the packed Arlington Theater to much applause. "It's all going...
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The Bare Necessities are All Here

If anything can be said about this film (the latest in Disney's pantheon of live-action remakes of their own animated classics), it's that it's probably the first live-action animated film. Besides M...
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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Blah

Alex Wehrung answers whether or not this polarizing flicks bleeds. It will.
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Artsweek Reviews Deadpool

“Everyone, please turn around and welcome Ryan Reynolds!” A resounding crack echoes inside I.V. Theater as hundreds of necks twist around at once. “Just kidding,” the 20th Cent...
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SBIFF Women’s Panel

The Women’s Panel was held in the Lobero theater on February 13th, the final day of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The guests included Rosa Tran, Shannon McIntosh, Liz Garbus, Al...
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SBIFF Director’s Panel

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival held the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award at the Arlington Theater on Feb. 11. The guests included all five directing Academy Award nominees: Lenny...
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The Edge of Glory: Ronan and Larson awarded at SBIFF

Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson were given the prestigious Outstanding Performer of the Year award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Monday, Feb. 9. Ronan arrived at the Arlington Thea...
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Boston under the Spotlight

Taking place in late 2001, “Spotlight” follows the true story of the titular Spotlight special investigations team of The Boston Globe. These four reporters begin an investigation into the sexual ...
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