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Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever heard one of those viral Internet stories about Bill Murray crashing some friend’s party or just being an all-around awesome dude, you might already be thinking of the timeless actor as a bit of a saint. However, in “St. Vincent,” Bill Murray’s character is probably the furthest thing you can imagine from a saint.

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‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

While “The Social Network” proved to feature plenty of analog human interaction, the joke of a film that fringed on that social barrenness was left dangling as a concept. Director Jason Reitman pleasurably plucks the idea and crafts a wonderful, sobering and thought provoking ensemble piece analyzing how social media and modern technology affects human relationships for both the better and worse.

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‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately the film forgot the golden rule that while a poor cast and crew can ruin a good script, not even a great one can do much to elevate a mediocre script.

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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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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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‘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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‘Obvious Child’ pulls out genuine laughs, tugs at heartstrings

‘Obvious Child’ pulls out genuine laughs, tugs at heartstrings

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Obvious Child” is the most fun you are likely to have this close to an abortion, and that’s a promise.

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‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ old western tribute lacks substance

‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ old western tribute lacks substance

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we think about the “old west,” our minds always gravitate towards the excitement and adventure, the outlaws and the opportunity. We never really think about it long enough to realize how much it would actually suck to live back in the 1800′s, especially in the old west. “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is Seth MacFarlane’s ode to just that.

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Singer rises to challenge of uniting X-men in “Days of Future Past”

Singer rises to challenge of uniting X-men in “Days of Future Past”

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The X-Men have existed together as a franchise since 1963 and have amassed countless fans in that time and Bryan Singer has only added to these numbers when he helped bring the mutant crew to the big screen first in 2000. Now seven films in, Fox has worked for the last decade and a half building their cinematic universe with some misses and stumbles along the way and it is all brought together in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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