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True-life thriller ‘Captain Phillips’ delivers the suspense

Telling the dramatic events of a person’s true life story is always a challenge. Making it into a thriller, I can imag...

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Violent ‘Django Unchained’ worth watching

“Django Unchained” is exactly what you would expect from a Quentin Tarantino film: violent and well done. The film i...

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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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“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 ...

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...

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...

‘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 ...

‘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...

‘Cloud Atlas’ a passable film incarnation

More than two years have passed since I first read David Mitchell’s intricate nesting-doll novel ”Cloud Atlas.” In it, Mitchell uses dizzying construction in an effective attempt to make sweeping statements about the nature of human […]