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Movie Reviews

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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‘The Boxtrolls’ is a clever tale with mesmerizing animation

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

‘The Boxtrolls’ is a clever tale with mesmerizing animation

The animation in “The Boxtrolls” is nothing short of mesmerizing. When you realize it was all done with stop-motion animation, it becomes really amazing. The third film from the animation studio Laika, which previously brought us 2012’s...

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Twisted yet masterful ‘Gone Girl’ not for the faint of heart

In the acknowledgment section of one of her books, Gillian Flynn thanks her husband for knowing how twisted her mind is and still sleeping beside her with the lights out. That is one brave, brave man. The...

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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Tatooed bad guys lose big in ‘The Equalizer’

When I watch some movies, I can’t help but wonder what was going on in the writer’s room when they were crafting the plot. For “The Equalizer,” which is not to be confused by the Clint Eastwood...

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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

If you liked the book, you’ll like ‘The Maze Runner’

“Lord of the Flies” and “Lost” had a baby and named it “The Maze Runner.” As you might guess by its title, it has a lot of running and is kind of obsessed with mazes. Based on...

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

With a strong lineup, this fall could be a good season for cinema

After a lack-luster summer blockbuster season, I’m pretty sure studios, critics and audiences are all hoping the next few months will be better. Luckily, with a couple of hit book adaptations, some Sundance releases and a new...

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Thrill of ‘November Man’ quickly fades

You know those time-lapse videos where you can see, say, a flower grow and bloom, or the seasons change, right before your eyes? “The November Man” was kind of like that — in the space of two...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

‘If I stay’ really turns on the waterworks

Just in case you didn’t get your fill of crying at the movies with “Fault In Our Stars,” “If I Stay” gives you another chance. Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Morenz) is a talented cellist who feels she...

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