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Movie Reviews

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

‘The Great Gatsby’: It’s overstuffed — but still you will want more

It doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence when a movie adaptation of a classic novel botches the first — and perhaps most well-known — quote of the whole book. Luckily, “The Great Gatsby” pulls up from its...

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

‘Iron Man 3’ is big enough to set the bar high for this summer’s releases

Tony Stark is back and he is awesome. In his fourth time in the Iron Man suit, Robert Downey, Jr. maintains the showmanship and wit of the billionaire-turned-superhero while managing to give him a bit of humanity....

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Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Except for a few moments, ‘The Big Wedding’ wears thin really fast

My sister is getting married this summer, so for the past couple of months, I have been inundated with links to wedding blogs and planning guides. I thought it was pretty much the worst thing ever. Then...

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

‘Oblivion’ is no work of art, but Tom Cruise is well in his groove

There are some thoughts I had and lessons I learned from watching “Oblivion,” but I can’t share any of them because that would ruin the whole thing. Note to moviemakers: people are more inclined to go see...

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013

‘42’ comes as close as it can to doing Jackie Robinson justice

When you make a movie about one of the greatest players of all time in one of the most beloved sports in the nation, you’re going to set yourself up with some pretty high expectations. Luckily for...

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Thursday, April 4th, 2013

‘Jurassic Park’ fans won’t be disappointed in new 3-D version

Twenty years after first dazzling and frightening audiences with shockingly realistic-looking dinosaurs, “Jurassic Park” is back — this time with depth. The Steven Spielberg classic has been retroactively given the 3-D treatment to bring it up to...

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013

It’s no best picture, but ‘The Host’ does entertain

If there’s one thing “The Host” proves, it’s that a movie based on a confusing story by a questionable author can still be done well. “Gattaca” and “In Time” screenwriter Andrew Niccol’s translation of Stephanie Meyer’s vampire-less...

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013

‘The Croods’ is an animated movie anyone can enjoy

It’s a typical cast of characters: a strong but sometimes overprotective father, a leveling mother, a cantankerous grandmother, a well-meaning brother, a spunky little sister and a curious but misunderstood main character. What makes this family a...

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ drips with wonder

Everyone likes a good story about a hero. Humanizing looks at a villain’s past are popular, too? But a look into the background of a weak, ineffective character in only the final act of a beloved cinematic...

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Spring means green grass, blooming flowers, new Hollywood blockbusters

The melting snow and warmer temperatures mean spring, yes, but maybe more importantly they mean a break in the long, cold stretch of lesser movies dumped on us in the last couple of months. Here are a...

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