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Movie Reviews

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

‘We’re the Millers’ works overtime to offend

Sometimes successful comedies can be funny without being raunchy. Sometimes successful comedies can be raunchy but so funny you don’t notice or care. If you’ll notice, the common element between both of those kinds of successful comedies...

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013

‘The Wolverine’ has loads of action against the serenity of Japan

It’s been four years since he last put on the wife-beater and claws, but Hugh Jackman proves he’s still got it in “The Wolverine.” The story, based on the 1982 limited series “Wolverine,” begins in the last...

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013

‘Red 2’ is fun and builds on past success without feeling old or tired

They’re still retired, still extremely dangerous, and now they’re back for another globe-trotting adventure that doesn’t even stoop to make jokes about dentures and Metamucil. Taking place some months after 2010’s original, “Red 2” finds ex-CIA operative...

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

‘Pacific Rim’ beats its way through bad to be a monstrously fun film

The “Pacific Rim” preview has preceded every movie I’ve been to for the last two months, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Specifically, how bad it would be. How wrong...

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

‘Despicable Me 2’: Guys who know how to do a sequel right

Everyone’s favorite animated reformed-supervillain-who-is-voiced-by-Michael-Scott is back in “Despicable Me 2” with more minions, gadgets and gags. The result? So silly, and so much fun. After turning away from a life of crime, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell)...

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Despite plot holes, ‘World War Z’ is a decent flick

Although “World War Z” is based on a book, the similarities pretty much end at the title. Where the book is a series of “oral histories” from survivors of the war against multiplying hoards of zombies, the...

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Animation in ‘Monsters U’ is a gorgeous blend of real and absurd

Making a sequel to a really good movie must be daunting, but I’d think making a prequel of the same movie would be harder. After all, not only do you have to reach the same level of...

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013

‘Man of Steel’ flies into theaters this week with polarizing reviews

The long-awaited, much-advertised reboot to the Superman movie franchise is flying into theaters this weekend. For anyone not familiar with the premise, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) sends his infant son in a starship far away from the planet...

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Summer box office features sequels and prequels and reboots, too

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Summer box office features sequels and prequels and reboots, too

There’s a lot of sequels and even more prequels on the roster for this summer’s box office hopefuls, plus some adaptation and a few remakes and reboots. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? June 7...

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Thursday, May 30th, 2013

‘After Earth’ does make for a decent futurist survival tale

The most remarkable thing about “After Earth” is how uncannily Will Smith’s character and his son look like father and son. I mean, just because they are actually father and son doesn’t mean it’s not convincing. Outside...

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