Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: The November Man

R, 108 minutes When he was a younger man, Pierce Brosnan played James Bond and was quite good at, to my mind. Now he’s around 60 and too old to play a run-of-the-mill spy,...

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DVD review: Into the Storm

PG-13, 89 minutes When I saw “Into the Storm” this summer I dismissed it as forgettable entertainment, but apparently I was even more spot-on than I thought. When I was looking over titles in...

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DVD review: Jersey Boys

R, 134 minutes “Jersey Boys” was fairly ignored at the box office, but it’s just the sort of movie that clicks on video. It’s got a historical story that appeals to older audiences, not...

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DVD review: Maleficent

PG, 97 minutes Hollywood likes to boast of big stars in big movies that “no one else could have played the part,” but in the case of “Maleficent” I think that’s demonstrably true. Only...

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DVD review: The Purge: Anarchy

R, 103 minutes I’m always leery when a low-budget movie becomes a hit and then we see a sequel churned out a year later. The gestation time for most features films is about five...

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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...