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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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‘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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‘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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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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‘Obvious Child’ brings the laughs, while tackling a difficult subject with sincerity

‘Obvious Child’ brings the laughs, while tackling a difficult subject with sincerity

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re in touch with your feminine side, can handle a film dealing with an abortion, and you want to see an “alternative” romantic comedy, “Obvious Child” is a film that shouldn’t be missed.

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‘Jersey Boys’ croons its way into your heart

‘Jersey Boys’ croons its way into your heart

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Clint Eastwood, “Jersey Boys” is about the rags-to-riches story of the popular quartet The Four Seasons, including famous face Frankie Valli (played by the spectacular John Lloyd Young).

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Long Wait for Sequel ’300: Rise of an Empire’ Is Not in Vain

Long Wait for Sequel ’300: Rise of an Empire’ Is Not in Vain

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those worried that 300: Rise of an Empire could never live up to 300, fear not.

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‘Her’ is an original boy meets girl story worth falling in love with

‘Her’ is an original boy meets girl story worth falling in love with

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Romance and love stories have present in entertainment since the dawn of entertainment and as such, we have all likely seen many versions. Whether it’s ‘boy meets girl’, ‘girl meets boy’ or any other variation, love stories can be a go-to format regardless of which medium an artist is working in. While this benefits us with a good starting point when trying to create something new, it often leaves the final product feeling rather unoriginal. Thankfully this is not the case with Spike Jonze’s latest directorial effort, Her.

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