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Review: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ takes audiences on a magical journey

By | Sep 2, 2012

This film takes audiences on a wild ride when two people search for the writer of a mysterious newspaper ad involving time travel.

Review: ‘Premium Rush’ crashes and burns

By | Aug 28, 2012

There is an expression that goes, “never bring a knife to a gunfight.” The same should be said for bicycles in car chases. Director David Koepp attempts to introduce bicycles chases as an alternative for traditional car chases in “Premium Rush.” The film ultimately lacks horsepower with its predictable cinematic elements, dull story and bland…

‘The Cabin In The Woods’: Horror finds refuge in twisted script

By | Apr 18, 2012

While horror films set in isolated woodlands aren’t hard to find, “The Cabin in the Woods” brilliantly takes the stereotypical thriller movie tropes and twists them inside out like a horror victim gutted in spectacular fashion. In the film, a group of college kids trek up to a secluded cabin for a weekend retreat. Someone…

‘Wrath of the Titans’: Mythical movie lacks expected wrath

By | Apr 4, 2012

Titans and monsters cause trouble once again in “Wrath of the Titans,” the sequel to the 2010 “Clash of the Titans.” Though there are plenty of creatures and giants, they make a mess of both Greece and the movie as they stumble on screen. Perseus (Sam Worthington), the half-human, half-god son of Zeus (Liam Neeson),…

‘Silent House’: Thriller flick opens new doors in horror

By | Mar 21, 2012

Though “Silent House,” a psychological thriller, may have some kinks in its storyline, its experimental shooting and editing  has the potential to establish a trend for mockumentary style horror films. A house renovation turns into a home invasion when a prowler attacks Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) and her father, John (Adam Trese), while they fix up…

‘Reign of Terror’: Hard-hitting electric tracks ring out loud in fiery album

By | Feb 29, 2012

Noise pop serves as an understatement to describe Sleigh Bells’ newest release. The second album from the youthful band, “Reign of Terror,” combines electric guitar with techno beats. Sleigh Bells rocks on with a fair diversity of sounds cranked up to 11 in attitude. Lead singer Alexis Krauss invokes the grungy spirit of Joan Jett…

‘Safe House’: Thriller lacks potent impact

By | Feb 22, 2012

“Safe House” may seize the interest of thriller fans with handsome spies, fast action scenes, and a beautiful location. But with its predictable redundant formula and dizzying camera work, the excitement doesn’t get very far after leaving the safe house that the film is based on. Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is trapped in a dead-end…

‘Arthur Christmas’: Festive family movie spreads Christmas cheer

By | Dec 14, 2011

Kids and adults alike have always wondered how Santa delivers all of his presents in one night.

‘The Muppets’: Felt friends stand test of time

By | Nov 30, 2011

The Muppets dust off the cobwebs and bring their show to the big screen once again as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the cast prove their combination of diverse characters, excellent punch lines and crazy performances hold up over the years in “The Muppets.”

‘Immortals’: Combat strengthens film

By | Nov 16, 2011

The earth shakes and rivers of blood run through ancient Greece as gods and men fight in Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals.” Despite a tired story, Singh’s offbeat visual style reigns supreme.

‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas’ crashes from holiday high

By | Nov 9, 2011

When Harold and Kumar first got baked in 2004, their trip to White Castle helped propel the stoner comedy genre. Two sequels later, they celebrate the holidays with tired gags in “A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas.”

‘The Big Year’: Comedy fails to take flight

By | Nov 2, 2011

After directing the 2008 comedy “Marley and Me,” David Frankel continues his work with animals (and Owen Wilson) in “The Big Year,” an insubstantial dramatic comedy about birds and birdwatchers.