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Review: ‘Looper’ stuns with intriguing plot

By | Oct 3, 2012

“Looper” is about a man who has to kill someone from the future who turns out to be himself, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.

‘Tower Heist’: A-list comedy robbed of plot

By | Nov 10, 2011

Hysterical actors are thrown into a much less entertaining “Ocean’s 11”-style caper comedy in “Tower Heist.” Even the celebrated return of Eddie Murphy can’t save this crowd-pleasing, but far-fetched and forgettable film.

Low-budget thriller explores male ego

By | Sep 21, 2011

Writer, director and actor Evan Glodell fuses a classic love story with the testosterone of “Fight Club” in the low-budget romantic thriller “Bellflower.” The genre-bending combination makes for an exhilarating film that explores the darker side of love.

Vapid chemistry spoils novel plot

By | Aug 31, 2011

For the two romantic leads in “One Day,” getting to know each other in 20 years proves to be difficult, but for the audience it’s nearly impossible.

Realistic action captures climb

By | Dec 1, 2010

A large boulder unhinges, and Aron Ralston (James Franco) descends into darkness, caught between a boulder and a cavern seconds later. Unable to move, he is literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.

3-D visual effects salvage bland film

By | Nov 10, 2010

As the second 3-D animated film this year about a crazy villain who decides to change his lifestyle, “Megamind” isn’t nearly as memorable as this summer’s “Despicable Me.” But the film still manages to entertain with a whimsical voice cast and fine visual flair.

Emotion-filled cast deepens premise

By | Oct 27, 2010

Inspired by Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel of the same name, “Never Let Me Go” is one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful films of the year because of its stellar performances and haunting premise.

Director’s tribute captures drama

By | Oct 6, 2010

“Let Me In,” a remake of the phenomenal 2008 Swedish film “Let The Right One In,” explores the painful adolescent feelings of growing up through the wonderful performances of its two leads.

Stunning film dares audience to dream

By | Aug 26, 2010

A man crawls and climbs down the hallway walls of a spinning hotel room that rotates like a hamster wheel. A café in Paris becomes an exploding set of slow-motion objects that fly in every direction, while a freight train barrels through a downtown Los Angeles shootout in the pouring rain. These breathtaking scenes are…