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Movie Review: ‘A Most Wanted Man’

Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man

“Mr. Karnov is not the bad guy, he’s our way to the bad guy,” says Gunther Bachman (Philip Seymour Hoffman), head of a German spy ring, to Martha Sullivan (Robin Wright), a CIA officer who’s also following a half-Chechen, half-Russian illegal immigrant who might be a terrorist in the spy thriller, A Most Wanted Man. […]

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Movie Review: ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

Planes Fire and Rescue Review

“You came here to become a firefighter,” says Blade Ranger (voiced by Ed Harris) to world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook) in Disney’s animated adventure/comedy Planes: Fire and Rescue. When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and the part that needs to be replaced is out of stock in every plane […]

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‘Planet of the Apes’ – A Look Back at the Original Saga

Planet of the Apes Franchise

With the second installment of the re-boot of the Apes franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, pulling in huge numbers at the box office, it’s a good time to go back and examine the original Planet of the Apes and the successful movie series it launched. April 3, 1968 – Planet of the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

“Apes do not want war!” yells Caesar (Andy Serkis) to a large group of human survivors led by Dreyfus (Gary Oldman) and Malcolm (Jason Clarke). Malcolm accidentally stumbled onto the apes’ home in search of the main dam north of what used to be San Francisco and has riled up the ape population, setting up […]

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Movie Review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Deliver Us From Evil Review

“I’ve seen some horrible things but nothing that can’t be explained by human behavior,” says New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana). “Then you haven’t seen true evil,” replies Father Mendoza (Edgar Ramirez) as he tries to prepare Sarchie for dealing with the supernatural for the first time in the horror/thriller, Deliver Us From […]

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‘Under the Electric Sky’ Review

Under the Electric Sky Review

“These are all the kids who ate lunch by themselves in high school and they stumbled upon this and they went…Whoa, I belong here,” says a lifelong fan of rave music and the Electric Daisy Carnival in the documentary film, Under the Electric Sky. Set in Las Vegas in 2013, the film focuses on and […]

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‘Jersey Boys’ Film Review

Jersey Boys Review

“Frankie, the world is going to hear that voice,” says Angelo ‘Gyp’ DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), the highly respected/connected mobster, talking to a young Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young). Gyp’s trying to reassure the kid if he works hard one day he’ll make it big in the music business with his great singing voice in the […]

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Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review

“Drago is coming for our dragons. We have to stop him together,” says Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) to his father, Stoick (Gerard Butler), and his mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett), who he recently discovered is alive and has been creating a safe haven for dragons in the animated action, fantasy adventure sequel How to Train […]

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Movie Review: ‘Words and Pictures’

Words and Pictures Review

“So words are lies and pictures are…?” asks Jack Marcus (Clive Owen). “Do I actually have to say it?” replies Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche), two teachers who are just at the beginning of their rivalry/attraction for each other in the comedy/drama Words and Pictures. Jack is a dynamic English teacher at an upscale prep school […]

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Top 10 Greatest War Films of All Time

Top 10 Greatest War Movies

By Kevin Finnerty The unofficial kick-off of summer is Memorial Day weekend, and as people fire up the barbecue and head to the beaches this critic decided it’s the perfect time to list the Top 10 greatest war movie of all time. 10. PATTON – Starring George C. Scott and Karl Malden Without a doubt […]

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