Author: Chris Lloyd

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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...

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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...