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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Disney Dreams: George Clooney goes back to the future

Walt Disney always wanted his parks to be “magical.” Here’s a movie that takes that idea and really runs with it. Actually, Tomorrowland takes that idea and flies with it—with rocket packs, no less—into the teeming, gleaming...

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Max is Back! Explosively revved-up reboot is big, brash, brutal & beautiful

If Australian director George Miller never did anything else, he’d forever be remembered as the man who gave the world the post-apocalyptic road-thrills drama Mad Max. Miller’s movie, in 1979, was a low-budget landmark of gonzo filmmaking...

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This year’s biggest movies read like a ComicCon event list

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

This year’s biggest movies read like a ComicCon event list

It’s possible that 2014 will go down as being the Year of the Geek. A quick look at the year’s biggest movies is like seeing an event list for ComicCon: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Transformers: Age...

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

‘Into the Woods’ is a well-done trip down a well-trod path

What is it with studios releasing musical movies around Christmas? Two years ago we had “Les Miserables,” and last week we had the culturally diverse remake of “Annie.” On Christmas Day this year comes “Into the Woods.”...

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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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