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  • In his hugely popular 1998 book A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson chronicled his attempt to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail accompanied by an overweight, recovering-alcoholic pal whom he calls Stephen Katz. The two don't make...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    A sense of humor will take you far in life, even along a daunting stretch of the Appalachian Trail. In his hugely popular 1998 book A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson chronicled his attempt to hike the full length of the trail, from Georgia to Maine...

  • 22 days ago | Film Reviews

    In a world gone mad for superhero movies, what chance does the light spy caper have? Audiences will put total faith in a guy wearing a red metal suit, but the soft woolen folds of the bespoke kind barely register. When a whole city can be blasted ...

  • From the trailer, and just from its initial vibe, Joel Edgerton's directorial debut The Gift looks like your stock "When bad things happen to good people" thriller, complete with a soulful pet dog you just know is going to get it....

  • 24 days ago | Film Reviews

    Even if you’re the sort who believes there can be no such thing as too much political coverage, it can’t hurt to cast a fond glance back to 1968, when only three networks — NBC, CBS, and the perennial laggard ABC — jockeyed for the attention of th...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    Some of the best love songs are those whose lyrics perch precariously between "I adore you, let's be happy forever" and "I'm miserable without you, where have you gone?" Together, the melody and words of Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's 1943 ballad "Sp...

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