• Movie Reviews and Features

    Edge of Tomorrow

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

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    Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor Directed by: Doug Liman Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material There’s a situation almost anybody who plays enough video games has experienced, where you have to keep doing the same thing over and over,...

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    Maleficent

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

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    Directed by: Robert Stromberg Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley Rated: PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images A delightful villain is a must-have for a good fairytale story, and Disney’s old, animated “Sleeping Beauty” had one of the greats – Maleficent....

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    by  • June 2, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    X-Men Days of Future Past

    Directed by: Bryan Singer Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklege, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan Rated: PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language Comic book fans are no strangers to “retcon” – short for “retroactive continuity” – that device...

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    Godzilla

    by  • May 19, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

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    Directed by: Gareth Edwards Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence The only questions that really matter when grading a giant-monster movie are: are the monsters awesome? Are they on screen enough? For both, the new “Godzilla”...

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    by  • May 6, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Like Peter Parker's room, this film is a mess.

    Ealasaid A. Haas Directed by: Mark Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field Rated: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence Superhero movies are big these days, but a small group of filmmakers are discarding the fundamental characteristics that make these heroes who they are in the comics and re-designing...

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    Transcendence

    by  • April 22, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Transcendence

    Directed by: Wally Pfister Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality “Transcendence” is one of those films that wants to be thoughtful and profound and leave the audience questioning their interpretation of the film. Unfortunately,...

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    I, Frankenstein

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

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    Directed by: Stuart Beattie Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Straohvski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout Some movies, you can tell whether you want to see them or not by the previews alone. “I, Frankenstein” is most assuredly one of those films. It has...

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    Grudge Match

    by  • January 7, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

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    Directed by: Peter Segal Starring: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Bassinger, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, LL Cool J, Alan Arkin Rated: PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language As the baby boomers age, both indie movies and Hollywood studios have started paying attention, creating out more projects about older characters, often...

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    47 Ronin

    by  • December 30, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

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    Directed by: Carl Rinsch Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Jin Akanishi, Rinko Kikuchi, Min Tanaka Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements If you saw the trailers for “47 Ronin,” the Keanu Reeves vehicle helmed by Carl Rinsch (doing his first feature-length...

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