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Nov 7, 2011

Contagion (2011) Review

  Let’s get this out of the way up front: Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is essentially a Traffic with a disease. That’s not necessarily good or bad, it just means that the movie feels like the…

Nov 7, 2011

Shark Night 3D () Review

If Steven Spielberg wasn’t more powerful than Jesus, Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1985, and the entire Church of Scientology combined, then we would have gotten a pointless remake of Jaws by now. Th…

Nov 7, 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) Review

Guillermo Del Toro sure likes to terrify kids. I’m talking about the children characters in his movies, of course, though I’m sure he’s pleased that the films have that effect on young audiences as…

Nov 7, 2011

Conan The Barbarian (1982) Review

There’s no getting around it. If you want to spend your money on watching a shirtless bodybuilder swing a giant sword this week, you only have one choice. The remake of Conan The Barbarian features…

Nov 7, 2011

Final Destination 5 (2011) Review

  Final Destination 5 really comes down to what you expect to get out of it when you plunk down the cash for a ticket. Looking for psychologically complex characters and a moving story that…

Nov 7, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens (2013) Review

  Cowboys And Aliens declares exactly what it wants to be with the title, an attempt to make a peanut-butter-and-chocolate combination of two great genre flavors to see if they taste even b…

Nov 7, 2011

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011) Review

  There are moments and ideas in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes that briefly make it feel like a film that should have been made. Certainly the movie is better than it has any right to be g…

Nov 7, 2011

Another Earth (2011) Review

Another Earth brings sci-fi to the big screen in the middle of the summer, yet it couldn’t be more different than the loud, clanging space battles occupying neighboring cinemas. This is science fic…

Nov 7, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review

  Many of the advanced reviews of Captain America: The First Avenger have criticized the film for being bland. I understand where those people are coming from, but feel they are missing the…

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