Tag Archives: Movies

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April 26, 2017

Ski movies: “Cold Prey” (2006)

By Brett Yates

The title of this piece notwithstanding, “Cold Prey” is not technically a skiing movie; it’s a snowboarding movie, insofar as it concerns sports at all. More importantly, it’s a slasher movie: a group of frisky young adults, a masked killer on the…

Column
April 19, 2017

Ski movies: “Hot Dog… The Movie” (1984)

By Brett Yates

To make things immediately clear, “Hot Dog… The Movie” is not good. Indeed, one could go so far as to call its post-ellipsis subtitle aspirational, or at least a reflection of a certain need for self-reassurance: “Hot Dog,” a low-budget comedy directed…

Last year’s top ten movies
Generation Y
March 2, 2016

Last year’s top ten movies

By the time this column reaches you, reader, the 88th Academy Awards will have come and gone, and you’ll barely be able to remember what happened. But as I write this, the Oscars are still a couple of days away, and both the professional and…

The Netflix discrepancy
Generation Y
February 3, 2016

The Netflix discrepancy

Ponder with me one of the great mysteries of the universe: how can it be that the 2012 romantic drama “The Best of Me,” starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of five on Netflix?

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