Larry Thomas

Host of The Big Screen

Larry Thomas is our resident movie reviewer and expert.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Movie Review: Le Week-End

Movies have always had a love affair with Paris going way back when most films were shot in a studio, to the Oscar-winning An American in Paris with Gene Kelly singing and dancing all over the place to Gershwin’s music, to the more recent Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s love letter to the great city.

There’s a new film out now in which Paris once again is a character. It’s titled Le Week-End and despite the French title and Parisian locales, it’s in English. In Le Week-End, two Brits who have fond memories of the town in which they once honeymooned, decide that a return visit may help recapture what they’ve been losing over the years as their marriage cracks and strains.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Local filmmaker's "Proxy" to show at Indiana State Museum

Larry Thomas reports that Richmond, Indiana native Zack Parker will show his film, Proxy, at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum on May 2 and 3 after it premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

ReelAbilities Film Festival
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

"Teddy Ball Park" screening coming May 12

Larry Thomas has a preview of the May 12 screening of Teddy Ball Park, the ESPN documentary about Teddy Kramer, the Cincinnati Reds fan with Down Syndrome who went from bat boy to front office employee. The screening is presented by the ReelAbilities Film Festival along with LADD Inc. and the Three Rivers Local School District.

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I recall the first Captain America film from a couple of years ago being an exciting, well-done action film based on the legendary comic book character. Now comes Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which our hero, whom we last saw during World War II, emerges from his cryogenic sleep in the 21st century. Naturally, there needs to be a catastrophic crisis from which the Captain must save the world. Yes, the plot is that simple, but it’s all the other ingredients in this second outing that makes Captain America: The Winter Soldier such a spectacular thrill ride.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

After last year’s Moonrise Kingdom, I wasn’t sure if Wes Anderson could top, or even equal, himself with his next movie. He has. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a shaggy dog story, or in this case, a shaggy hotel story, set in a fictitious European country between the two world wars and into the years of communism.

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