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‘The Giver’ comes to life in fine, but forgettable screen adaptation

‘The Giver’ comes to life in fine, but forgettable screen adaptation

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The Giver” takes place in a utopian future of sorts and follows Jonas as he reaches adulthood and is chosen to learn the secrets of the old world from Jeff Bridges’ character.

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Michael Bay reinvents ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ but can it meet expectations?

Michael Bay reinvents ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ but can it meet expectations?

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Michael Bay faces a challenge that George Lucas is ever to familiar with. Replacing costumes and puppetry with animation.

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‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ offers tasteful break from Summer’s blockbusters

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ offers tasteful break from Summer’s blockbusters

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is a time best spent away from schools, outside at the pool catching rays or in theaters watching big spectacle event films. These larger than life films can sometimes become tiresome or tedious as the summer movie season expands by a couple of weeks each year and audiences may need a break from time to time without sacrificing the theater experience. This weekend “The Hundred-Foot Journey” attempts to remedy this with a much smaller and more intimate story than many of the other offerings currently in theaters.

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‘Get On Up’ magnificently captures the charisma of James Brown

‘Get On Up’ magnificently captures the charisma of James Brown

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a cast including Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Akroyd and Viola Davis, Taylor uses both young acting talent and more seasoned veterans to help craft a story around James Brown’s thoroughly interesting life.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: an entertaining and smart expansion to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: an entertaining and smart expansion to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy’ is a giant step for Marvel. After spending nine films focusing on Earth, the studio leaves the blue and green planet behind and gives audiences a tour of the stories and characters that exist beyond our planet’s reach. And it is all very weird, smart and wonderful.

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‘Lucy’ packs punch, but fails to hit its climax

‘Lucy’ packs punch, but fails to hit its climax

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, not much matches the action in “Lucy.”

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Marvel streaming 2014 Comic-Con Events Live

Marvel streaming 2014 Comic-Con Events Live

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you can’t make it to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con this year, but don’t want to miss out on news from your favorite Marvel superheroes, there’s a livestream to the rescue.

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Suspenseful ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ does not disappoint

Suspenseful ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ does not disappoint

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Historically however, horror movie sequels have rarely been as well received as their predecessors, so I went in with an open mind and low expectations. And let me tell you, I was most definitely not disappointed. In fact, I would have to say it is one of the best horror movie sequels I’ve seen in a long time as well as one of the smartest and edgiest.

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‘Dawn of the Planet of Apes’ surpasses its predecessors with stunning visuals, compelling story

‘Dawn of the Planet of Apes’ surpasses its predecessors with stunning visuals, compelling story

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beautiful visuals, well done action sequences and a great story deliver all that is necessary for a summer blockbuster and moves beyond this title as a genuinely good film.

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‘Begin Again’ charms with a song

‘Begin Again’ charms with a song

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Begin Again” is a love story, but not your typical love story. Not everyone gets a second chance at love and not every second chance is worth giving. For two strangers brought together by unfortunate circumstances, they’re about to get a second chance at love. Their love story brings them together and shows them falling back in love…with music.

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