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Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer is the sort of film in which the director asks you to buy into his premise and trust that the trip he’s taking you on will be worthy of your time. To be sure, it�...
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...
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...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:18 am
 There’s an “almost, not quite” quality to Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors, a ribald comedy that is at times uproariously effective but at others frustratingly tame. ...
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...

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