Daily Archives: January 12, 2013

Movie Review: “Fast Five”

Absurdly long, absurdly over the top and absurdly absurd, “Five Five” — the fifth movie in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, still manages to be more fun than any movie with its outrageous carbon footprint has any right to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Conspirator”

A battle-scarred lawyer starts to wonder what he was fighting for when he faces a military court bent on revenge and a nation willing to forget the Constitution to have that revenge in “The Conspirator,” Robert Redford’s courtroom drama about … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Hop”

“Hop” is a chip off the old munk — as in chipmunks, “Alvin and the Chipmunks.” Like the Alvin movies, it has critters interacting with real people. The critter in question — a bunny — is all about music, just … Continue reading

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Critic’s Log: Tonight’s screening, “John Dies at the End”

A few friends in the business have seen cuts of this and expressed appreciation. “John Dies at the End” has drugs that allow people to travel through time and other dimensions. They return — not quite human. Can a couple … Continue reading

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Box office Oscar bumps — “Zero Dark Thirty” wins weekend, “Lincoln” and others gain viewers

“Zero Dark Thirty” goes into wide release this weekend (my review here) and looks to be the big weekend winner, pulling in some $25 million at the box office. Other Oscar nominated pictures, including “Lincoln” and “Life of Pi,” saw … Continue reading

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Movie Review:: “56 Up”, the latest installment in the greatest documentary ever

Like an old friend whose mere memory brings tears, “56 Up,” the latest film in the greatest cinematic experiment in sociology and psychology ever attempted, returns to theaters. Every seven years, a new installment in “Seven Up!”, an updated feature … Continue reading

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