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SPECTRE

The Film Board Gathers! … around a long mysterious table high in a castle above the clouds to take on the biggest issues of the day — certainly the biggest at the box office right now: Sam Mendes’ latest entry in the life of our favorite spy, “SPECTRE.” How does Bond 24 stack up in…

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson is back with another turn at the wheel of Middle Earth. This time, Bilbo and buddies are off to slay the dragon, fight ye olde Gold Flu, and get all gussied up to ready themselves for the Lord of the Rings, which already happened. The Film Board gathers as Steve Sarmento, Chadd Stoops,…

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The Equalizer

It’s throwback time on The Film Board as we take on Denzel Washington’s latest, The Equalizer. We take on all the various social constructs Denzel and director Antoine Fuqua look to equalize, from guns and home improvement to racism and gender inequality. Plus, the film is punctuated with violence and not a little bit of…

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Guardians of the Galaxy

This, good people, is a summer tentpole we can get excited about. Director James Gunn has delivered a funny and frolicking space opera in “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a terrific cast, immersive effects, and a script that is, as we’re apt to say, way smarter than it needed to be. Join Mike Evans, Tom…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Film Board Assemble! It’s Captain America and his bestie Winter Soldier this week and Andy Nelson, Pete Wright, Steve Sarmento, and Chadd Stoops huddle up to give this film a good drilling. We hash out the Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely-penned script, the direction of the brothers Russo and, of course, Robert Redford being all…

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is worth exactly what you pay for it. And possibly slightly less. Such is the verdict of The Next Reel Film Board this month as we take on the Kenneth Branagh-helmed thriller. It’s the fifth in the Ryan series, but the first not based on one of Tom Clancy’s novels —…

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The Wolverine

The Film Board gathers! It’s a full house this week as we take on the latest clawed brawler from Marvel, “The Wolverine.” The crew agrees: there are some stunningly beautiful sequences in this film, and while Jackman’s Wolverine rarely disappoints, on the whole the film loses steam tragically too early and delivers an ultimately forgettable…

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Now You See Me

It’s a Very Special Episode for this month’s Film Board gathering. Today on the show, Steve Sarmento and Chadd Stoops join Andy Nelson and Pete Wright to take on the great Next Reel Crossover with Now You See Me — a magical heist film of skeptic proportions. Director Louis Leterrier takes The Four Horsemen Jesse…

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Side Effects

The band is back together! And this month, the illustrious TNR Film Board gathers ranks to take on Steven Soderbergh’s “final” film, “Side Effects”. Haven’t seen it yet? Don’t worry, we’ll spoil it for you, but it won’t matter — you won’t understand it anyway. Chadd Stoops, Steve Sarmento, Mike Evans, and newcomer Tom Metz…

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit had landed in HFR 3D glory! Join us for this special episode of the Movies We Like Film Board as we take on Peter Jackson’s latest contribution to Middle Earth. This month’s contributors Steve Sarmento and Chadd Stoops join Andy and Pete for a conversation on the tech, the tools, and the people…

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