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Movie Reviews

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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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Think reviewing movies is all fun? Try watching ‘Let’s be Cops’

When people ask what I do for a living and I tell them part of my job is to review movies, they usually say I have the best job in the world. That’s because they don’t have...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Puff-piece Megan Fox totally ruined any hope I held for ‘TMNT’

A couple of weeks ago, my cousin and I were leaving a movie theater when he saw side-by-side displays of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” “Hey, look at that,”  he said. “The two worst...

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

‘Guardians’ soars despite its odd premise

A guy, a girl, a raccoon and a talking tree walk into a bar, and… Oh, wait, that’s not a joke; it’s the plot of “The Guardians of the Galaxy.” And after they walk into the bar, they...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

‘Planes’ sequel could have been a lot better

Editor’s Note: The following Flick Picks was scheduled to be published last week, but was not due to production problems. Just in time for our county to burn up from half a dozen wildfires comes Disney’s “Planes:...

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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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