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"Prometheus" very ambitious but frustrating

?Prometheus? Directed by Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron Rating: Three out of five stars ?Prometheus? very ambitious but frustrat ...

"Snow White" needs a better spell

?Snow White and the Huntsman? Director: Rupert Sanders Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron Rating: Two stars (out of 5 stars) By Frank Mille ...

"Battleship" is better played as a board game

?Battleship? Directed by Peter Berg Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson Rating: One out of five stars ?Battleship? is better played as a board game By Frank ...

The new "Dark Shadows" nothing like the old one

?Dark Shadows? Directed by Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer Rating: Two out of five stars Movie review The new ?Dark Shadows? nothing like the ol ...

Funny "The Five-Year Engagement" takes too long to get to the point

?The Five-Year Engagement? Directed by Nicholas Stoller Starring: Jason Segel and Emily Blunt Rating: Three out of five stars Funny ?The Five-Year Engagement? takes too long to g ...

"The Avengers" spectacularly succeeds

After all the hype and individual movies leading up to it, Marvel is finally ready to unleash the superhero team-up film they?ve been promising for a half decade, ?The Avengers.? ...

‘Think Like a Man’ caught up in the relationship game of chess

If the battle of the sexes were a game of chess, then “Think Like a Man” wants Steve Harvey to resemble Bobby Fisher. Adapted from Harvey’s best-selling book, the film turns ...

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ surprises surprisingly fresh

“The Cabin in the Woods” Directed by Drew Goddard Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Kristin Connolly and Richard Jenkins Rating: Four out of five stars ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ ...

‘American Reunion’s message: move on

“American Reunion” Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott Rating: Two out of five stars ‘American Reun ...

These Titans are out of juice

When movie studios start making sequels out of remakes it makes you wonder if the executives really think stones have blood and are sitting around desperately squeezing the heck ou ...

‘The Hunger Games’ very satisfying

“The Hunger Games” Directed by Gary Ross Starring: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson Rating: Four out of five stars ‘The Hunger Games’ very satisfying By Frank Mille ...

‘21 Jump Street’ is so funny, you’ll want to see it twice

‘21 Jump Street’ is so funny, you’ll want to see it twice “21 Jump Street” Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube Ratin ...

‘John Carter’ shows true cinematic greatness

“John Carter” Directed by Andrew Stanton Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe Rating: Three out of five stars Movie review ‘John Carter’ shows true cinem ...

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A romantic comedy that can straddle the gender line and appeal to both sides of the aisle is like a marketing flunky’s fever dream. “This Means War” tries its best to do this ...

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BY FRANK MILLER SPECIAL TO THE NEWS MESSENGER There never seems to be a shortage of films where a former criminal gets sucked back into their deviant ways to do one last job. In a ...