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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” really isn’t so astounding
Wednesday Apr 30 2014
We’re now two films into Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise and it has yet to produce a single compelling villain that can stand against the likes of those found ...
‘Transcendence’ doesn’t go anywhere
Wednesday Apr 23 2014
When an actor doesn’t perform to the best of his or her abilities in a film, that’s known as “phoning it in.” What’s amazing about “Tra ...
‘Draft Day’ presents interesting look at inner-workings of football
Tuesday Apr 15 2014
The NFL is a brutal league with towering titans of men careening at great speeds into each other with all the force of runaway freight trains. Behind the scenes, owner ...
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ gives us hope instead of despair
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
It has become clear over the past few years that Marvel uses their disparate superheroes as an opportunity to play in different genres, eschewing the typical “comic book movi ...
'Noah' one of the more interesting biblical adaptations ever
Wednesday Apr 02 2014
A biblical flood wipes out most of mankind and spares only the inhabitants of a wooden ark in Darren Aronofsky’s new film, “Noah.” You may be familiar with the s ...
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ not quite up to snuff
Thursday Mar 27 2014
After successfully rebooting the franchise with 2011’s “The Muppets,” the gang is back with a sequel that doesn’t have the same freshness and vigor that was ...
‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ appeals to children and adults
Thursday Mar 13 2014
Based on the shorts from the 1960s animated program, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” the time-traveling adventures of a dog and his young boy have been updated with ...
A prequel, a sequel and more
Thursday Mar 06 2014
Swords clash, blood is spilled and abs are impeccably defined once again in the long-awaited sequel to the hyper-stylized Greek epic, “300”. The story of “300: R ...
‘Pompeii’ is no ‘Titanic’
Tuesday Feb 25 2014
Disaster movies come in many forms but the oddest of them feature a romance smack dab in the middle of them. It’s a tricky feat to pull off because the selling point of ...
‘RoboCop’ doesn’t measure up to the original
Tuesday Feb 18 2014
Most remakes begin life with one foot in the grave because the original film is usually considered great in its own right. Bad movies rarely get the remake treatment. The original ...
‘That Awkward Moment’ will be that way with audiences
Wednesday Feb 05 2014
Most romantic comedies have a decidedly-feminine bent to them and “That Awkward Moment” tries to play with the formula by giving men their turn in the date-movie spotli ...
This ‘Jack Ryan’ version meek but cast good
Tuesday Jan 21 2014
The character of Jack Ryan has been played by the likes of Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford, spanning more than two decades and several films. For all intents and purposes, Ryan sho ...
‘Lone Survivor’ shows ultimate sacrifices of enlisted men
Wednesday Jan 15 2014
Being touted as the “best war movie since ‘Saving Private Ryan’” is indeed high praise, even from the three-headed hyperbolic marketing monster that is Holl ...
‘Her’ takes clever look at our old-fashioned problems
Wednesday Jan 08 2014
We have become increasingly reliant on technology over the years to the point where we would rather interact with a tiny glowing screen instead of the other humans that surround us ...
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Tuesday Dec 10 2013
When it was announced that the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit would be stretched into three movies, there were some worries that the film would be padded out ...
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