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'San Andreas' Movie Review — An earthquake wipes out a fat chunk of California in San Andreas, but that's nothing compared to the destruction rained down on your brain cells by this movie's idiotically hilarious dialogue. Hell, I'm as up as the next guy for a dumb summer epic with special effects that fire up audiences to unzip and say, "Blow me."

'Pitch Perfect 2' Movie Review | Rolling Stone — There's no effing fun in a summer where you can't sing along with the Barden Bellas. So thank the aca-gods for Pitch Perfect 2, a spirited sequel to the surprise 2012 smash that showed the fictional Barden U. that an a cappella talent contest was not just a dude's game.

Mad Max: Fury Road — How to describe the brutal and brilliant cinematic fireball that director George Miller hurls at us in Mad Max: Fury Road? Try hell on wheels, given the vehicular obsession that drives the film. It's been 30 years since Miller, 70, moved on from the Mad Max trilogy that starred Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a road warrior seeking vengeance for his murdered family.

Avengers: Age of Ultron — Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," scolds Iron Man, who can't hide his glee at seeing the Cap, a flag-wearing Greatest Generation war hero, dent his tightass image. You won't have more fun anywhere than losing your shit at Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Maps to the Stars — Hollywood sucks! But wait, that's hardly fresh news. What does Maps to the Stars have to say to jack up our pulses for right the hell now? Screenwriter-novelist-actor Bruce Wagner wrote this thing back in the 1990s when he worked as a limo driver for the Beverly Hills Hotel and saw the cesspool of celebrity up close.

Boomerang - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunting Ground — As a companion piece to The Invisible War, his documentary on sexual abuse in the military, filmmaker Kirby Dick uses The Hunting Ground to take on the incendiary topic of rape on campus. He also addresses the systemic reasons that colleges and universities often fail to act, even when rape victims come forward looking and often begging for justice.

The Theory of Everything — Blow past the notion that biopics about genius have to be stuffy, pious, by-the-book endurance tests. Not always. The Theory of Everything gives us the real, breathing, sweating, bleeding world that British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking calls his own.

'Citizenfour' Movie Review | Rolling Stone — We're so used to being conned by everyone from the government to our smartphone providers, that a film purporting to tell it like it is, raises suspicions. But Citizenfour, while guilty of sins of omission, marshalls the hard truths and goes easy on the varnish.
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Apr 04, 2015

Furious 7's Jordana Brewster shares memories with me about the series & the late Paul Walker.

Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 22, 2015

Congrats! RT @judyblume: Husb did 1st sprint triathlon. Was oldest person entered. Finished with medal. #nevertoolate

Feb 23, 2015

Party time here. Julianne Moore wins as expected. Redmayne beats Keaton. Ouch. Birdman beats Boyhood. Super Ouch! But that's Hollywood!

Feb 22, 2015

Affleck gives Best Director Oscar that he wasn't nominated for Argo to Inarritu for Birdman. The die is cast.

Feb 22, 2015

"Stay weird. Stay different" becomes the unofficial mantra of OSCAR 2015. Thanks Graham Moore.

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