Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

PG-13, 113 minutes Once storytelling franchises have been around while — especially ones involving science fiction and/or super-heroes — it can be hard for filmmakers to find enough creative real estate to let their...

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DVD review: Edge of Tomorrow

PG-13, 113 minutes American ticket buyers continue to give Tom Cruise movies the stink-eye, but that doesn’t mean the films aren’t any good. Case in point: “Edge of Tomorrow,” a solid science-fiction thriller that...

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DVD review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

PG-13, 165 minutes For the record, I haven’t liked any of the “Transformers” movies. Mainly, it’s because I just don’t understand them. They’re supposed to be an ancient race of sentient robots who can...

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DVD review: The Rover

R, 103 minutes Australian writer/director David Michôd’s second feature film, “The Rover,” is a bold and innovative sophomore effort, though only intermittently engaging. It’s set 10 years after a global economic collapse. The outback...

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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...

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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...

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Calvary: Ambitious but good 

I love movies that divide audiences. Walking out of a theater and hearing people loving and hating a film just goes to show you how many perspectives people can have when watching something. Calvary...

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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...