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Movie Review

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Movie Review: “Transcendence”

It’s another science fiction thriller that’s awkwardly big and clunky instead of attractively modest and spunky.

04/18/2014

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Movie Review: “Under The Skin”

Scarlett Johansson’s last movie was Her and all we got was her voice. We never saw her. Her latest might have been called She. Or, possibly: It. And we always see her.

04/16/2014

Heaven Is For Real (Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment.)

Movie Review: ‘Heaven Is For Real’

If it doesn’t quite feel heaven-sent, it at least boasts elements that approach heavenly.

04/16/2014

(Daniel Bruhl and Benedict Cumberbatch star in "The Fifth Estate.")

Movie Review: ‘The Fifth Estate’

The Fifth Estate may fancy itself a cyberthriller, but the thrills are few and far between.

10/17/2013

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Movie Review: ‘Enough Said’

There’s nothing like a perceptive and endearing romcom to restore one’s faith in the genre, which is why it’s difficult to say enough about “Enough Said.”

09/26/2013

Ryan Reynolds was born in Canada.

Movie Review: ‘R.I.P.D.’

They’re among the best lawmen who ever lived and died.

07/20/2013

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Movie Review: Chernobyl Diaries

‘Chernobyl Diaries’ is an effectively creepy horror thriller, an intense exercise in terror.

05/26/2012

(Actor John Cusack stars as struggling, self-pitying poet and author Edgar Allan Poe in 'The Raven') (credit: Rogue)

Movie Review: ‘The Raven’

The Raven flies in with an unabashedly farfetched and fanciful theory, a fictional account of what might have happened to Poe at life’s end.

04/26/2012

(Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm star in 'Friends With Kids')

Movie Review: ‘Friends With Kids’

The double-meaning title makes it sound like a movie about a childless person whose friends have children. But it’s actually a movie about friends who decide to have a child.

03/08/2012

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Movie Review: ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’

Here’s a sequel that’s pretty much the equal of its predecessor. That is not a compliment.

02/09/2012

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Movie Review: ‘Chronicle’

Call Chronicle an anti-superhero flick. But the level of entertainment that this modestly budgeted but cleverly resourceful science fiction thriller delivers is almost heroic.

02/04/2012

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Movie Review: ‘The Devil Inside’

Supernatural chillers about possession with the power disturb, like ‘The Exorcist’, ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, ‘The Last Exorcism’, and even ‘The Rite’ rarely traffic in three-dimensional character delineation — and neither does ‘The Devil Inside’, which exhibits very little interest in the mother-daughter bond that is embedded in the film’s basic premise.

01/07/2012

(Credit: Dreamworks Pictures)

Movie Review: ‘War Horse’

Spielberg tries not to overdo the self-conscious tear-jerking. He succeeds, but at a price.

12/30/2011

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Movie Review: ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

Tintin is herehere. Finally. Of course, just how grateful each of us is about the arrival of The Adventures of Tintin will vary wildly.

12/28/2011

Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret in 'Hugo.' (Credit: GK Films)

Movie Review: ‘Hugo’

Yep, director Martin Scorsese, for so long associated with dark crime dramas, delivers an ingenious and enchanting adventure about the early days of the movies. Not only is ‘Hugo’, ostensibly a kidflick, visually mesmerizing, it’s also an enthralling and moving tribute to film artists of an earlier era who worked in a kind of obscurity that modern major moviemakers like Scorsese have long since left behind.

11/26/2011

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