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Muscle Shoals

Even if the Muscle Shoals sound isn't on your iPod, you'll like seeing where it came from —Marty Mapes (review...)

Etta sings in Muscle Shoals

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Brian Helgeland

  • Brian Helgeland

    Interview by Marty Mapes: Writer, director, producer, and Oscar-winner endures a day of questioning
  • 42 (2013)

    Boseman wears #42 Review by Robert Denerstein: An old-fashioned mix of baseball nostalgia and social conscience

    Review by Matt Anderson: 42 is a terrific tribute to Jackie Robinson.

  • Robin Hood (2010)

    Crowe completes a trilogy as Robin Hood Review by Matt Anderson: Takes from the legends behind the legend and gives to the heroic figure a more serious face

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Splits the difference between historical accuracy and not being too serious

  • Green Zone (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Greengrass tells a stry "ripped from yesterday's headlines"

  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

    Reilly and Massoglia meet at the Cirque du Freak Review by Robert Denerstein: Seems to exist to set up a series of sequels. I may pass.

  • Mystic River (2003)

    3 friends reuite on the Mystic River Review by Marty Mapes: Mystic River is refreshingly adult; Eastwood doesn't pander to a younger crowd

  • Blood Work (2002)

    Eastwood does a little Blood Work Review by Marty Mapes: Between Connelly's imagination and what Eastwood committed to celluloid, mistakes were made

  • A Knight's Tale (2001)

    Heath Ledger tells you A Knight's Tale Review by Marty Mapes: Medieval jousting, '70s arena rock, and charisma to spare

  • Payback (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes