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‘Tusk’ squanders promising concept with inconsistent execution

‘Tusk’ squanders promising concept with inconsistent execution

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” is the epitome of an amusing joke that goes on for too long. Worse than that, it’s the sort of joke that doesn’t know what sort of gag it wants to be.

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‘The Maze Runner’ is a thrilling adventure that improves on the book (Bethany’s Review)

‘The Maze Runner’ is a thrilling adventure that improves on the book (Bethany’s Review)

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The next young adult post-apocalyptic dystopian novel to tackle the big screen is James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner.” And for once, the movie is actually better than the book.

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‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ brings throwback techniques to solid thriller

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ brings throwback techniques to solid thriller

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Liam Neeson has made a name for himself as an action man over the past five years with the “Taken” films and “Nonstop.” “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is the next film in line for Neeson to add to his badass repertoire. While the film has its small stumbles, it manages to add small nuances that its predecessors lacked.

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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ will leave you laughing & crying

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ will leave you laughing & crying

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

It has been a long time since a movie has made me cry, laugh, and cringe all in its 2 hour period, but new dramedy “This is Where I Leave You” achieved just that in the best way possible.

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Has Style, But Is Forgettable

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Has Style, But Is Forgettable

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The long awaited sequel to 2005′s “Sin City” is finally arriving in theaters and while “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has style in spades, the time gap has hurt the impact of this sequel.

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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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