Articles by Christian Becker

Christian Becker
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‘Gravity’ is the visual wonder of the year

I remember the first time I saw the trailer for “Gravity.” It made me excited to see what the new adventure director...

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‘Brooklyn’ a great mix of comedy and action

What do you get when you cross “Parks & Recreation” and “NCIS”? Fox’s newest and brightest comedy, called “...

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“Monsters University” a return to form for Pixar

“Monsters, Inc.” is one of the cleverest films I have ever seen. The concept of creating a monster world and giving ...

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Stylistic “Gatsby” a fitting adaptation of classic novel

Grade: B+ When you think back to high school English class, the first book that probably pops into your mind is F. Scott...

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Just another sci-fi flick, ‘Oblivion’ fails to break ground

A common theme when discussing a newly released science fiction film is how it pales in comparison to those that came be...

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See ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ for action-packed fun

Last year, we were mistreated to not one, but two Snow White flicks that people scratched their heads over. I know, as i...

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Legendary film critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70

When one thinks of people involved with movies, the first who come to mind are the actors, directors and screenwriters. ...

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‘Oz’ packs fresh stories on a trip down memory lane

The 2013 spring movie season kicks off with a welcome return to the land of Oz. This may not be the same Oz you remember...

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‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ action-packed but poorly made

John McClane is back. Well, sort of.  Bruce Willis is back though, and he’s packing all sorts of punches.  A lot of ...

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‘Identity Thief’ provides light entertainment

There are two ways to make a comedy. You can make your script humorous and comical by delivering funny and clever dialog...