Review

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

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

Larry Thomas has a review of the new sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer.

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If you’re tired of the sci-fi genre being hijacked just so Tom Cruise can make another movie, or director Michael Bay can churn out another overlong, turgid Transformers epic, then there’s a new film you should flock to immediately. It’s called Snowpiercer and it’s not playing everywhere, so you’ll have to seek it out.

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Author Eileen Cronin
12:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience"

Kelly Blewett has a review of Cincinnati native Eileen Cronin’s new memoir, Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience, recounting growing up here after being born without legs.

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Author Karen White
1:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Book review: "A Long Time Gone"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new novel from bestselling author Karen White, A Long Time Gone. The author will be at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on Tuesday, June 24.

Cincinnati Landmark
1:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Book review: "Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism"

Jane Durrell has a review of the Shawn Patrick Tubb book, Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism, as well as an update on future plans for the historic building.

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Movie Review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

With all the various platforms available for movie delivery these days, there are some films that totally slip by unnoticed, since they don’t get a regular theatrical release. Such is the case with The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. It had a one-week run in New York and Los Angeles, and then went to the video-on-demand section of your cable or satellite provider. Despite the title, and presence of star Robin Williams, it’s not a comedy. Williams plays an attorney in Brooklyn whose hard knocks have completely soured him on life, and he’s determined to take it out on anyone who’s handy, which he does with great regularity. A minor incident causes him to go to his doctor, who is out of town. The attending physician tells Williams that a previous scan revealed a brain aneurism and that he is likely to die within the next ninety minutes. So what would you do in such circumstances? Live it to the fullest? Try to reconnect with those from whom you are estranged? Or be even angrier?

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