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Sled dogs and hedgehogs

Sled dogs and hedgehogs

Sonic the Hedgehog opens this week, and aside from a second kick in the nuts for actor James Marsden (as if Hop wasn't bad enough) this one is also notable for the "internet controversy" behind its titular character, or more specifically—his no
Ski movies and black icons

Ski movies and black icons

From the early days of the artform, cinema has always had a boner for skiing. In 1910, French actor Max Linder starred in Max Goes Skiing, a flick where, much like Snakes on a Plane, the title is the plot.
Sick birds and gold statues

Sick birds and gold statues

What's worse? Having your movie released on Super Bowl weekend (Blake Lively's The Rhythm Section last weekend), or having it dumped on Oscar weekend, like this week's Margot Robbie ensemble flick Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of On
Revenge, racism and Taylor Swift

Revenge, racism and Taylor Swift

For a long time, movie fans underestimated Blake Lively.
War is stupid (but it makes good movies)

War is stupid (but it makes good movies)

By Feet Banks So the Download of the Week is Wag the Dog , a 1997 flick about a douchey American president facing scandal who fabricates a war to draw attention away from his real crimes.
Best of 2019: Part 2

Best of 2019: Part 2

Following up on last week's year in review, here are some more of the best of 2019 from a movie fan who never gets to see as many movies as I'd like.
Best of the year: Part 1

Best of the year: Part 1

The rodent is coming for us all! Cinematically, 2019 was punctuated by Disney's domination (six of the top 10 grossing flicks of the year, without counting Star Wars) and the continued proliferation of superheroes, franchises, and remakes on the big
The future, the past and the spoiler alert

The future, the past and the spoiler alert

For some, the picture on this page already gives away too much.
WFF: Best Week for Movie Geeks

WFF: Best Week for Movie Geeks

It was well over 20 years ago when a brash, young filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino complained that he couldn't understand why the American public would happily watch a 3.5-hour football game but scoff at a three-hour movie.
Give a little bit

Give a little bit

The old saying is, "you get out of life what you put into it; minus taxes." And while life here in the snow globe is generally pretty peachy all around (especially when it snows) there is one easy way to make it better: volunteer.