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Entertainment Reviews

Entertainment Reviews
  • Anna Karenina ‘Anna Karenina’ artsy, but a clever ballet of commentary

    Since the first days film captured the wonder and imagination of audiences across the world there has always been examples of how the format has borrowed from its roots in live theater.

    June 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • The Last Stand DVD ‘The Last Stand’ worth sitting down for

    Admiration for acting may always be heaped in plentiful supply on those who manage to pick the year’s best films to be a part of, but there are certain personalities who regularly carry any project whether it is a box office smash or bomb.

    June 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Epic Movie Poster ‘Epic’ almost, but not quite

    As an avid film buff who often favors animation over live action, 2013 has so far been a year barely pinging the radar.

    May 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • Star Trek Into Darkness Poster ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ enterprises on improvements

    Despite an overall dismissal and thumbing of the nose of science fiction by the major award circuits throughout the history of film (and beyond if you throw in years of geek bullying from print or radio), one element that has not been denied ultimate glory quite as often is the musical force behind them.

    May 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Silver Linings Artwork ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ finds structure in mental script

    Only in Hollywood magic land can the stressful and never hilarious situation of dealing with violently mentally ill family members be turned into one of the most beloved comedy creations ever.

    May 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • Iron Man 3 Poster ‘Iron Man 3’ proves nothing is sacred with fresh twists

    In a time when God-like status is granted to those who can obtain the franchise tag for a film series, the true test of creative power is not falling flat when that third or later chapter is born.

    May 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • 42 Poster ‘42’ offers decent tribute to sports legend

    Finding the right words, let alone an entire film script worthy enough to honor some of history’s most poignant chapters is not a task I envy for any writer.

    May 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Oblivion Poster ‘Oblivion’ starts off vague, but delivers constant thrills

    There may never be a day where science fiction is fully given the attention and praise it deserves from the highest and mightiest of award shows, but for moviegoers it continues to deliver some of the most celebrated moments in cinematic history.

    April 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Olympus Poster ‘Olympus has Fallen’ a perfect fix for action addiction

    Gone may be the era when moviegoers could freely revel in an overtly cheesy patriotic action fest without being accused of having a political agenda.

    April 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • The Host Poster ‘The Host’ under-appreciated at the box office

    For all the hype and worship expressed over the past several years for a certain glittery nightmarish treatment of vampires, it doesn’t make much sense that the same audience wouldn’t break down theater doors to see an example of the same author’s next work, especially with actual talent from the lead actress.

    April 12, 2013 1 Photo

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