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Movie Reviews

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Despite some choppy parts, ‘Adrift’ tells a good story

“Adrift” is the story of two lovers who embark across the Pacific Ocean from Tahiti to San Diego in a small sailboat. The film is based on the true story that happened to Tami Oldham (played by...

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

It’s about time for the Jurassic World franchise to go extinct

Normally, humans are in danger in the Jurassic movie series. However, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” breaks the mold and puts the dinosaurs in their place. Does this twist justify a sequel? According to box office numbers it...

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Thursday, June 21st, 2018

‘Incredibles 2’ holds the same magic as the original movie

Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” opened in theaters last Friday after a 14-year wait. Let’s face it: A decade or more is a long time to wait for a sequel. But it was worth the wait. The film...

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Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Good characters make up for any and all faults in ‘Ocean’s 8’

We have all been to a new movie and said, “I’ve seen this before.” Although “Ocean’s 8” just came out, I felt from the first frame that I was watching “Ocean’s 11,” only this time the characters...

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Disney Dreams: George Clooney goes back to the future

Walt Disney always wanted his parks to be “magical.” Here’s a movie that takes that idea and really runs with it. Actually, Tomorrowland takes that idea and flies with it—with rocket packs, no less—into the teeming, gleaming...

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Max is Back! Explosively revved-up reboot is big, brash, brutal & beautiful

If Australian director George Miller never did anything else, he’d forever be remembered as the man who gave the world the post-apocalyptic road-thrills drama Mad Max. Miller’s movie, in 1979, was a low-budget landmark of gonzo filmmaking...

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This year’s biggest movies read like a ComicCon event list

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

This year’s biggest movies read like a ComicCon event list

It’s possible that 2014 will go down as being the Year of the Geek. A quick look at the year’s biggest movies is like seeing an event list for ComicCon: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Transformers: Age...

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

‘Into the Woods’ is a well-done trip down a well-trod path

What is it with studios releasing musical movies around Christmas? Two years ago we had “Les Miserables,” and last week we had the culturally diverse remake of “Annie.” On Christmas Day this year comes “Into the Woods.”...

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ is like a date that goes from bad to awful

You know those really awful dates where everyone tells you this person is amazing and clever and wonderful, but you get there and they’re kind of idiotic and almost offensively boring? You struggle through dinner and as...

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ could have been more than middle of the road

I wonder who it was who looked at the Bible, then at a poster for “Newsies,” then back at the Bible, and was like, “Oh my gosh, guys, great idea.” And, actually, casting Christian Bale as Moses in...

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