Author: Chris Lloyd

GODZILLA

DVD review: Godzilla

PG-13, 123 minutes “Godzilla” was one-half of a terrific summer action movie. Once big G finally arises from the ocean and starts laying the smackdown on his equally huge bat-like foes, “Godzilla” is as...

WEB-DVD Review

DVD review: Words and Pictures

PG-13, 111 minutes Maybe it’s because of Robin Williams’ recent passing, but “Words and Pictures” reminds me a lot of “Dead Poets Society.” Though instead of featuring one brilliant, kooky and passionate teacher, we...

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DVD review: Ida

PG-13, 82 minutes What if everything you thought you knew about yourself turned out not to be true? That’s the premise of “Ida,” a spare Polish drama set in 1960. Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) is...

WEB-DVD Review

DVD review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

PG-13, 142 minutes Sophomore slumps are an unfortunate reality for plenty of big-budget sequels, and that includes “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” It’s still an enjoyable comic book flick featuring everyone’s favorite web-slinger, but it...

DIVERGENT

DVD review: Divergent

PG-13, 139 minutes It may be too reminiscent of “The Hunger Games” for its own good, but “Divergent” is the superior young-adult story, with a feel of fun and danger missing from that other,...

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DVD review: Noah

PG-13, 138 minutes Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) is not the sort of filmmaker who punts. He makes dizzyingly complex movies that charter a course through the interior minds of his characters, who often descend...

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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...