Author: Chris Lloyd

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DVD review: Transcendence

PG-13, 119 minutes A box office and critical bomb, “Transcendence” is one of those movies that doesn’t suffer from a lack of trying. This big, ambitious sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp posits a world...

under the skin

DVD review: Under the Skin

R, 108 minutes I liked “Under the Skin,” but you may not. This off-kilter sci-fi/horror starring Scarlett Johansson is a deliberate head-scratcher. It’s not the sort of movie that declares itself to you and...

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DVD review: Bad Words

R, 89 minutes A lot of movies want to seem edgy and dark, but for the most part they’re pretenders, inching up to the line of actual rebelliousness and then backing away with a...

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DVD review: Ernest & Celestine

PG, 80 minutes Given the choice, I prefer to watch a foreign film in its native tongue rather than a version dubbed in English. Others disagree, and they may have a point in the...

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DVD review: 300: Rise of an Empire

R, 102 minutes Like its 2007 predecessor, “300: Rise of an Empire” is lusty parade of six-pack abs and copious bloodlettings, set against a historical backdrop that’s been washed through the spin cycle of...

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DVD review: The Lego Movie

PG, 100 minutes Not everything is awesome about “The Lego Movie” – despite the assertion of that obsessively earworm-y song from Tegan and Sara featured in the kiddie animated flick from earlier this year....

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DVD review: Non-Stop

PG-13, 106 minutes There ought to be a name for this sort of movie, in which an aging star reestablishes his action-film cred by starring as a cantankerous oldster who puts a hurt on...

Joel Kinnaman stars in Columbia Pictures' "Robocop."

DVD review: Robocop

PG-13, 117 minutes I’m not offended by Hollywood wanting to remake one of the seminal movies of my youth, but did they have to be so tame about it? This mincing, PG-13-rated sci-fi action/drama...

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DVD review: About Last Night

R, 100 minutes “About Last Night” is self-consciously different from the Rob Lowe/Demi Moore romantic comedy/drama from nearly 30 years (!) ago. The locale has moved from Chicago to L.A., and the white cast...