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Lost in translation
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3 weeks ago

Lost in translation

“Ghost in the Shell,” directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger, turns a successful manga and film series into a somewhat bland …
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Woodley saves second chapter in “Divergent” trilogy
2 years ago

Woodley saves second chapter in “Divergent” trilogy

The second installment of the “Divergent” trilogy struggles to break away from a slew of current teen fare exploring dystopian worlds, despite a strong performance from rising star Shailene Woodley.


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‘Lucy’ underwhelms with predictable plot, unimpressive action
3 years ago

‘Lucy’ underwhelms with predictable plot, unimpressive action

SPOILER ALERT

Scarlett Johansson escapes from the Marvel universe and gets to play her own superhero in “Lucy.” Unfortunately, the result is unintentionally cheesy and dumb.

Directed by Luc Besson, …
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‘Purge’ sequel disappoints
3 years ago

‘Purge’ sequel disappoints

“The Purge: Anarchy” is a surprising step forward in the franchise but only because the first one was so poor.

James DeMonaco returns after directing last year’s “The Purge,” a …
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Post-apocalyptic flick offers cautionary tale
3 years ago

Post-apocalyptic flick offers cautionary tale

 

It’s 2031 and Earth’s sole survivors are struggling to maintain a social balance aboard Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining bullet train that must keep its engine running to keep its …
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‘Dragon’ sequel delights with vibrant visuals, heartfelt story
3 years ago

‘Dragon’ sequel delights with vibrant visuals, heartfelt story

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” could easily rest on its stunning visuals, but the film combines 3D with a touching story that elevates the film to a Pixar-like quality.


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Latest in X-Men franchise excites with fresh plot
3 years ago

Latest in X-Men franchise excites with fresh plot

In “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the mutant heroes face their doom in a dark future where man-made super fighters called sentinels rule over both humans and mutants. In a …
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Macfarlane’s Western comedy misses the mark
3 years ago

Macfarlane’s Western comedy misses the mark

Most known for his work on “Family Guy,” Seth MacFarlane’s presence has blown up recently. He has expanded his voice work on “Family Guy” to shows like “American Dad” and …
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