Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: Strange Magic

PG, 99 minutes “Strange Magic” was a 15-year passion project by George Lucas, who said he wanted to make a movie for his daughters after all those science fiction odysseys. This animated musical filled...

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Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Directed by: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne At some point in your movie going experience you may have heard, or even said yourself, “That movie was all style...

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DVD review: Jupiter Ascending

PG-13, 127 minutes One of the largest box office bombs in recent memory, “Jupiter Ascending” just may mark the end of big-budget filmmaking by the Wachowski siblings. After lighting up imaginations and accountant spreadsheets...

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Ex Machina Review

Commentary by Collin Stroup Ex Machina is a simple story, but that doesn’t mean it’s simplistic. With only three main cast members and one location, this isn’t the big budget, explosive sci-fi film we...

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Commentary by Collin Stroup Directed by Joss Whedon Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and James Spader We’ve come a long way since the first wave...

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DVD review: Paddington

PG, 95 minutes “Paddington,” a British film adaptation of the popular books by Michael Bond, opened in the U.S. without much fanfare or media. In the biz this is known as ‘being dumped into...

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DVD review: The Babadook

Not rated, 93 minutes One of the most chilling and original horror films of recent years, “The Babadook” didn’t even make it to theaters in most cities. If you’re up for some really imaginative...

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DVD review: Big Eyes

PG-13, 106 minutes I’ve been hard on director Tim Burton for spending the last 15 years (mostly) cranking out soulless remakes of moldy intellectual property – “Alice in Wonderland,” etc. He finally diverged to...

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DVD review: A Most Violent Year

R, 125 minutes Young writer/director J.C. Chandor made the wonderful but little-seen “Margin Call” in 2011, then followed it up with the virtually wordless “All Is Lost,” earning a well-deserved Oscar nomination for screenplay...

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DVD review: ‘It Follows’

By Collin Stroup Director: David Robert Mitchell Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi In Theaters Now Low budgets can breed great horror. There’s a lot of creative freedom, but without all of the big budget...