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Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 When does a film, obviously inspired by another, segue from being a homage to a blatant rip-off? If a story has a similar plot but some narrative changes, is it considered a variation on a theme...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Film critic Gene Siskel once put forth the notion that reviewing comedies was a useless exercise. He felt that comedy was a subjective genre and that while he might think something was funny, ot...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

More of the same and that’s just fine

 Mismatched partners, police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) have been handed a ridiculous assignment – they’re to enroll as college students in order to track down t...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:02 am
 Not content to play it safe and give audiences the same old “boy and his dragon” adventure, director Dean DeBlois ups the emotional and thematic stakes in How to Train Your Dragon 2, an exci...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

A decent film trips up at the finish line

 There’s no question that Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow is a solid one hour and 40 minute movie. Too bad it runs one hour and 53 minutes. Smart, funny, exciting and thought provoking, like al...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
 As funny as it sounds, I held out a modicum of hope for Blended. After all, two of Adam Sandler’s more successful films, The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, also co-starred Drew Barrymore a...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:26 am
Why, hello Memorial Day weekend! How in the world did you get here so fast? Bookended by Labor Day weekend in the fall, this three-day run, for some American workers (others are working harder than us...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 In 2007, sport agent J.B. Bernstein was in trouble. Having failed to sign any big name clients after deciding to set up his own firm, he was in danger of not only losing his business but his hom...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 One gets the impression that director Marc Webb knew he was going to have a hard time squeezing in everything that was in the script for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After all, there must be some r...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Some films go out of their way to have their plots act as a metaphor for the action on screen. Case in point, the recent horror film Oculus, about an evil spirit that lives in a mirror, sports a...

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