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OFFBEAT: Reader receives Walt Disney 'Saving Mr. Banks' surprise

OFFBEAT: Reader receives Walt Disney 'Saving Mr. Banks' surprise

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks' not only film portrayal

OFFBEAT: Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks' not only film portrayal

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Film treatment of Letts 'August: Osage County' boils over on big screen

OFFBEAT: Film treatment of Letts 'August: Osage County' boils over on big screen

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Saving Mr. Banks' a moving, magical story of  'Mary Poppins' film

OFFBEAT: 'Saving Mr. Banks' a moving, magical story of 'Mary Poppins' film

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am
Movie Review: 'Words' is both clichéd and complicated

Movie Review: 'Words' is both clichéd and complicated

For a movie about writing, about the transporting nature of a compelling narrative and the importance of crafting something timeless and true, "The Words" is needlessly complicated.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am
'Rock of Ages' revels in big-haired kitsch

'Rock of Ages' revels in big-haired kitsch

Just when you thought you'd never hear Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" again outside of a strip club comes "Rock of Ages," a shiny, splashy homage to the decadence of 1980s rock ’n’ roll.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Review: 'Horrible Bosses' is gleefully silly

Review: 'Horrible Bosses' is gleefully silly

"Horrible Bosses" wallows in silliness -- gleefully, and without an ounce of remorse or self-consciousness -- and even though you're a grown-up and you know you should know better, you will be happy to wallow right along, as well.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Super 8' charms, thrills, and dazzles

'Super 8' charms, thrills, and dazzles

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews.

June 11, 2011 11:16 am
This `Ticket' is no winner

This `Ticket' is no winner

What would you do if you won the lottery?

August 21, 2010 12:00 am
Ouch! 'Vampires Suck' lives up to its name

Ouch! 'Vampires Suck' lives up to its name

Modern pop culture is inundated with bloodsuckers.

August 21, 2010 12:00 am
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