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Movie Reviews

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

It’s not easy to review the 8th movie in a franchise

Reviewing a stand-alone movie is easy. Reviewing a movie’s sequel or prequel is also pretty straightforward. Reviewing a movie that is the eighth in its franchise and the third in the story’s chronology? Not so easy. Especially...

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

‘Earth to Echo’ is not for faint stomachs

Watching the trailer for “Earth to Echo,” I was expecting a kind of cross between “E.T.” and “The Blair Witch Project.” And it was. I think. I’ll be honest: I couldn’t watch most of the last third....

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is more grown up than original

If you like dragons, do a happy dance now, because “How to Train Your Dragon 2” has probably a thousand of them. I actually just threw that number out, but now that I think about it, it’s...

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Cruise shows he can act in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Truth be told, the premise for “Edge of Tomorrow” — Tom Cruise as a guy who keeps reliving the same day over and over and over as he tries to defeat an alien invasion — seemed like...

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

‘Maleficent’ is a much-welcomed addition to ‘Sleeping Beauty’ story

Last year, Disney flipped “The Wizard of Oz” on its head with “Oz: The Great and Terrible,” which was, let’s be honest, a bit of a disappointment. This year, they picked 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty” to be reinvented....

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

‘Million Dollar Arm’ could have been better with a little less JB

One of the most frustrating things for a movie critic is to see a movie and recognize that it could be really, really good if they had just changed one little thing. In this case, that thing...

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Come on! No one gets squished or eaten in ‘Godzilla’?

Look, I know there are bigger problems in the world, but I just can’t help but feel there is something deeply wrong with a Godzilla movie in which no one gets eaten or stepped on. That’s right,...

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Summer movie lineup features comedies and super heroes

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Summer movie lineup features comedies and super heroes

Despite the gloom outside, it really is summer. According to movie theaters, anyway. And can I just say, whoever decides when to release all these is dumb. Scheduling two movies I want to review for the same...

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is a treat for fans that doesn’t disappoint

There are some pretty high expectations for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” After a successful reboot to the web-slinger’s cinematic story in 2012, fans can’t help but hope for another sequel like “The Dark Knight” in Christopher Nolan’s...

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

‘Brick Mansions’: It could be way worse

I knew it had to end sometime. The movies have been too good. I’ve had more than a month of not-terrible movies, but that’s not always sustainable. I guess if the end had to come, it could...

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