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Star Wars: Return Of The Prequel

April 11, 2013

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***See Editor’s Note at The Bottom.*** IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR, AWAY — The eagerly awaited “Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith” arrives in theaters on May 19. That’s good news – unless you’re a Jedi – because this sixth and final installment punctuates “boy toy” Anikan Skywalker’s conversion to the Dark Side of […]

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MI6 Cybersecurity falls in ‘Skyfall’

November 8, 2012

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“Skyfall,” and the previous Daniel Craig Bond outings, totally ignore the most exciting moment in any James Bond film — the traditional gun barrel opening. So what’s the big deal? Because during the gun barrel’s 22 seconds, the audience has the anticipation that this could the biggest Bond of all. In all fairness, the gun […]

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Dark Knight lives up to its name and expectations, tying the trilogy together

July 18, 2012

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GOTHAM CITY — Writer/director Christopher Nolan has completed his Batman masterpiece. Enter “The Dark Knight Rises” – the darkest and final edition to his Caped Crusader trilogy. Unlike the Burton and Schumacher films, Nolan uses a realistic motif to walk a thin line between a fanciful super-hero adventure and creditable storyline ripped from today’s headlines. […]

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New Spidey film is spectacular, but not quite amazing

July 2, 2012

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I’m not going to rain on “The Amazing Spider-Man’s” parade. I’m just going to sprinkle a little. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise, save for the disappointing “Spider-Man 3” (’07), has produced the best Spider-Man films to date. That’s not to say that this new entry, taken on its own terms, is a bad motion picture. Actually, […]

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Hop, a light and breezy fairytale

April 6, 2011

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At a Theater Near You — I suppose in a perfect world, the Easter Bunny pooping watermelon-flavored jellybeans that taste good would be great. Although, I wouldn’t want to be that brave soul to test that theory. Enter “Hop,” a light and breezy fairytale about a world where Easter rabbits do poop jellybeans, and cute […]

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New director experiencing the real Hollywood

March 19, 2010

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New director experiencing the real Hollywood

Lee Toland Krieger has just turned 27 and already feels old.

But where could 27 seem so old? Hollywood.

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