Larry Thomas

Host of The Big Screen

Larry Thomas is our resident movie reviewer and expert.

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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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TMC Network
1:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

A preview of the Doris Day Movie Marathon happening April 3.

It looks like it’s going to be a busy week in our fair city. Monday is opening day for the 2014 Reds’ season, with the annual parade and all that goes with it. Tuesday is April Fool’s Day, which can be one of the most important days of the year for the seriously zany. And Thursday, April 3rd is an important milestone in Cincinnati history, for it was on that day ninety years ago that Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff was born. Of course, we all know her better as Doris Day.

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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Movie Review: Oscar nominated shorts

The annual movie awards season is pretty much over for another year. But once again, you still have a chance to see some of the nominated films that never make it to everyone. The annual gathering of the Oscar Nominated Short Subjects returns once again to Cincinnati World Cinema next weekend. These films are categorized by live action and animated, and in order to give more variety to the arrangement, Cincinnati World Cinema mixes them up and adds some bonus films that didn’t make the cut. The two separate programs are then scheduled twice each, so you have a chance to see them all at once or on different days.

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