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Movie Reviews

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Worst film ever made is definitely worth seeing

The common consensus among many film historians is that “Troll 2” is the worst film ever made, so I guess you could say I had very high (low?) expectations going into my first viewing of the 1990...

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Thursday, February 9th, 2012

‘The Vow’ brings on the romance, but will leave most audiences cold

Not many men were in attendance at a screening of “The Vow” last night. That’s probably an early indicator the film will have a difficult time finding a male audience, although I can see many men coerced...

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Conventional ‘Woman in Black’ still provides some frights

For many fans of the Harry Potter series, “The Woman in Black” is a big deal. This is the first major film for Hogwarts-grad Daniel Radcliffe, and fans are eager to see if he is going to...

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Refreshing sports-based movie shows what it takes to be a ‘Big Fan’

We all know at least one big sports fan. They’re the ones with a wardrobe filled with apparel from their favorite team, a car decked out in bumper stickers and trailer hitches and are constantly talking smack...

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Flavorful Damon character saves otherwise dull ‘Informant!’

Sometimes, it’s the little things in a movie that make it fun. The story may be OK, the actors good and the direction decent, but those minute details — even if they don’t really matter — can...

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Final Star Wars at last takes us behind the mask

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Final Star Wars at last takes us behind the mask

This is it. The buck stops here. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith closes the book forever. So says George Lucas, Master of the Universe and creator of the legendary Star Wars film franchise. Based...

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Lopez out of her league in Fonda film

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Lopez out of her league in Fonda film

Jennifer Lopez clearly isn’t used to being upstaged by anyone. The infamously diva-like behavior she’s known for, however, won’t save her from being upstaged by virtually everyone in her romantic comedy Monster in Law. Jane Fonda sparkles...

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For once, there’s no shortage of good movies to suit all tastes

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

For once, there’s no shortage of good movies to suit all tastes

If you’re planning on going to the movies this weekend, you’ve got options. And for the first time in months, they’re not all bad. Crash, written and directed by Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby) heads up my...

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Paris’ demise enjoyable in gory House of Wax

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Paris’ demise enjoyable in gory House of Wax

House of Wax falls within that little genre we call “horror.” Therefore, expectations are automatically low. We expect some basic components, however, within those lowered expectations — violence, gore, wild partying youth, gratuitous nudity and a bad...

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Director having good time in Kung Fu Hustle

It’s refreshing to see there’s a director out there who doesn’t take himself so seriously. Stephen Chow’s work (which includes Shaolin Soccer) is anything but pretentious. He’s just in it for the pure joy of making movies....

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