Robert Wilonsky

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  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    When I told someone the other day I was off to a screening of We Bought a Zoo, the response was an eye roll. The reaction's understandable: Save for two music docs—an Elton John/Leon Russell album making-of and that Pearl Jam anniversary inf...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    At the time of this writing, the Oakland Athletics sit at a distant third in the American League West, 18 games behind the Texas Rangers managed by Ron Washington, once the first-base coach under A's wonderboy Billy Beane. The A's have not had a w...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Paul, it should be noted upfront, is not the third installment in the so-called Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, though there are indeed servings of both. Note the one key missing element: Edgar Wright, who directed...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Classiest. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever.Not the best. Not the worst. Just the classiest—Helen Mirren (and Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich and Brian Cox and Richard Dreyfuss) can spruce up any pulp. As far as comic-book adaptations go, though, ...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is every bit as faithful to its source material (Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six-volume series about a 22-year-old go-nowhere man-boy fending off his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes) as ...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    As the lights were dimming before a preview screening of Despicable Me, the 6-year-old who lives in my house leaned over and said, “I hope this is funny—not like Toy Story 3.” Now don’t misunderstand: He adored that movie. ...

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