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‘Book Thief’ an underappreciated gem
The atrocities and crimes committed during the Nazis’ rise to power may be one of the most documented time periods for cinema, but that does not mean that all the great stories have been told.
‘Rio 2’ average effort, but still a family win
Though Hollywood will never truly abandon milking characters for franchises well past the expiration date, I will say that even the most mediocre series seems to be getting at least more tolerable than in the past.
‘CA: Winter Soldier’ a salute above the average sequel
It’s become pretty ridiculous how good Marvel is getting at making hero movies some of the best released flicks for nearly two decades.
‘Noah’ character a victim in flood epic
Color me one of the biggest fans of movies with a heavy dose of social commentary on man’s stupidity.
‘Divergent’ only as terrible as the audience you see it with
There is a certain level of tolerance I’ve built up when it comes to the chick flick genre, but there are just some occasions where the temptation to poke fun at it is too hard to resist.
‘Ender’s Game’ a fantastic adventure despite associated problems
There is certainly no question as to whether a book can be adapted into a well-received film franchise, with multiple successes in the past couple of decades alone.
‘Gravity’ a volley ball free ‘Cast-Away’
As I navigate my way further along the adulthood highway, it seems increasingly likely the closest I’ll get to outer space is watching the year’s latest Hollywood entry.
“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” unexpectedly a heartwarming treat
At this point, I’m not placing any bets that 2014 can match the near perfect slate of film quality, animation or otherwise that came in 2012.
‘Lego Movie’ a spectacular adventure, empowering message
Although I tend to give quite a bit of leeway when it comes to films and it usually doesn’t take much especially when they are animated to enjoy, every now and again there is an entry so good that I still can be pleasantly surprised.
‘Red 2’ milder, but improved villain
There’s without a doubt a certain level of nostalgia getting to see the actors who defined action movies in the 1980s and 90s coming back with movies lately that recapture some of that magic as well as poke fun at their now not as young ages.
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