Category: Reviews

Review: Lucy

Lucy Director: Luc Besson Staring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman There’s a good idea at the heart of Lucy, and some really good concepts. The performances are fine and it’s much more of a...

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Review: Begin Again

Directed by John Carney Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo Despite my complete lack of musical talent — or maybe because of it — I’m a sucker for the “songwriter/creative process” kind of film,...

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Podcast: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman To avoid the “uncanny valley” — that zone where things seem both too real...

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Review: Life Itself

Director: Steve James Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese Rated PG-13 One of the first images we see of Roger Ebert in the documentary Life Itself, based on the critic’s autobiography...

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Review: Robocop (2014)

Directed by Jose Padilha Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson Rated PG-13 It’s pretty easy to determine if a reboot film is a financial success. For the film to...

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Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Joss Whedon Staring Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Reed Diamond and Fran Kranz The Plot: One of the great crimes of high school is making students read Shakespeare — at least without watching...

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Review: World War Z

Directed by Marc Forster Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz Rated PG-13 The Plot: Much has been said that the film World War Z bares little, if any, resemblance to the 2006...

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Review: This Is The End

Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson Rated R The Plot: When the apocalypse comes down, society will quickly reassign how valuable certain...

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Review: Man of Steel

Director: Zack Snyder Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon Rated PG-13 “You’re the answer, son. You’re the answer to ‘are we alone in the universe’.” “What if I don’t want to be?” This...

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