…carry on

From its first familiar notes to the final sweeping shot of the Crowley family home we all know and love so well, one thing is clear. This next chapter of “Downton Abbey” is no epilogue and it’s certainly not going to pretend to be anything more than it is — one super-sized, long-awaited episode (now…

…grin and bear it

This Friday we find ourselves on the very edge of Oscar season, crusaders. Film buffs are getting their final thoughts in before the nominees are announced next Tuesday, everyone is eager to see what this year’s select few will be. Everyone has their own opinions and their own award prediction litmus tests. There are the Golden…

…look after

As anyone who’s familiar with this classic tale would suspect, the movie “Paddington” takes us from the deep jungles of darkest Peru to the streets of London, and is absolutely charming the whole way.

…Spin Our Wheels

“Maleficent” has an embarassment of riches when it comes to its cast, and its source material. Angelina Jolie is one of the greatest examples of a modern-day classic Hollywood star, and the story is ripe for reinterpretation, especially when using animated classic as your source. Disney wasn’t exactly known for their three dimensional villainesses back…

…Set Sail

Director Peter Lord’s “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” is a fun, quirky, British comedy. Based on Gideon Defoe’s, “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists,” this stop-motion animation adventure is yet another example of animation that can entertain both young and old. In this hilarious misadventure, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), with some help from…