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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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‘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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