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Movie Reviews

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ is like a date that goes from bad to awful

You know those really awful dates where everyone tells you this person is amazing and clever and wonderful, but you get there and they’re kind of idiotic and almost offensively boring? You struggle through dinner and as...

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ could have been more than middle of the road

I wonder who it was who looked at the Bible, then at a poster for “Newsies,” then back at the Bible, and was like, “Oh my gosh, guys, great idea.” And, actually, casting Christian Bale as Moses in...

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014

More movies to come for holiday season

The holiday movie season is in full swing with hits like “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” already in theaters. But there are plenty of films left as the year draws to a close, some long-awaited and...

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ is worth it to see the most adorable spy team ever on screen

Everyone knows the penguins are the best part of the “Madagascar” franchise. They’re cute, they’re fluffy and they’re diabolical. What’s not to love? At the same time, the idea of giving even highly entertaining supporting characters, even...

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ rises to the best film of the series yet

You know what I hate? When book adaptations split the last book into two parts. Yeah, I’m talking to you, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and Breaking Dawn — don’t even get me started on “The...

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Stars, storytelling make ‘Interstellar’ soar

When someone makes enough good things, I always start wondering when they’re going to slip up or start repeating themselves. For Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar” is not that time. Part futuristic dust bowl and part homage to “2001:...

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

‘Big Hero 6’ is full of super-charged robots

In case you — or your kids — haven’t had enough of superheroes, Disney’s got you covered in “Big Hero 6.” And instead of these heroes getting their powers from radiation, alien planets, magical relics or experimental...

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

‘The Book of Life’ is seeped in legend, myth

While every other animated movie seems to be trying to make their graphics as lifelike as possible, “The Book of Life” goes out of its way to make its characters look like stylized playthings. It’s a little...

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

‘Fury’ takes viewers along on grim journey

As far as I can tell, the events in “Fury” take place within a day. If that’s true, man, what a day. In the twilight days of World War II, Norman (Logan Lerman) is a fresh-faced private...

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

‘Dracula Untold’ is real marketing genius

Dracula: vicious, blood-thirsty monster, or tragic romantic hero? You decide. “Dracula Untold” takes us back to the time of Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans), reigning prince at the Castle Dracula who earned his nickname by his feats...

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