Larry Thomas

Host of The Big Screen

Larry Thomas is our resident movie reviewer and expert.

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USAF Museum
1:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Reel Stuff Film Festival of America

If you’re an aviation or movie buff, you’ll want to check out the Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation at the U.S. Air Force Museum Theater in Fairborn, Ohio. As Larry Thomas learns, the theater recently underwent an $800,000 renovation, upgrading the digital projection and sound system. From April 13-15, they will be showing such re-mastered films as the first Oscar winner, Wings; Top Gun in Imax 3D; Memphis Belle and more.

The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Movie Review: Admission

You might see the trailer for Tina Fey’s new movie Admission and think, “oh, a nice comedy.” Sorry, but no. It’s at best a “dramedy.” Tina Fey plays an assistant admissions officer at Princeton University, a position she’s had for sixteen years. The head of the department is about to retire, and Fey is in direct competition with snarky Gloria Reuben to take over. Along the way toward that goal, she meets people who, in effect, turn her life upside down, and she has to face her past and assume some responsibility. Hence, the title Admission has a double meaning. It refers not only to her vocation, but she must own up to her errors in life.

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The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to go into a genre film with no expectations and have it turn out to be very entertaining. Such is the case with the current action opus Olympus Has Fallen. “Olympus” is the Secret Service code for the White House, and the plot concerns evildoer terrorists seizing the White House and holding the president and his entire security staff hostage. Naturally, there’s a suffering hero who saves the day and there’s never a moment in which you believe the film will not arrive at its expected outcome.

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The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Movie Review: Koch

Documentaries are good because, for the most part, they take us places we’ve never been and/or introduce us to people that we may have known about via sound bites and news stories, but really didn’t know in person. Such is the case with the film Koch, a look at the life and career of Ed Koch, the feisty, in your face, three-term mayor of New York City during a very turbulent period.

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The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Movie Review: Oscar Shorts & More 2013

It’s time once again to give you the chance to catch up with all the Oscar Nominated Shorts from this past year, both live action and animated. Cincinnati World Cinema is, for the twelfth year, bringing you this eclectic and entertaining compilation of all the nominees. Unlike other showings in the country, CWC also has the good sense to mix them up in two separate programs containing some of the live action, some of the animateds, and some of the bonus shorts. That makes for an all-around more enjoyable viewing experience.

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