Daily Archives: August 14, 2013

Movie Review: “Kick Ass 2” doesn’t

“I Hate Reboots” reads a funny T-shirt that comic book/movie superhero nerd Dave Lizewski wears in “Kick Ass 2,” an obvious shot at “Spider-Man”, “Superman” and other franchises that wind down, then return to life entirely too soon on the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Sweeping in ambition and sometimes moving in execution, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is an epic that more closely resembles a made-for-TV movie or mini-series, albeit one from the high-minded heyday of TV movies, the ’70s. “Backstairs at the White House,” … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Universal is having its best year ever at the box office

The year is just two thirds over, but already one Hollywood studio is popping the bubbly. Universal has had two monster hits — “Fast & Furious 6” and “Despicable Me 2” — and a few solid hits (“The Purge” “Identity … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Screening: “Paranoia”

When a studio insists on unveiling its movie on a Wednesday night, even in this digital age, that’s telling. It forces print publications to miss their deadlines for getting reviews into print on opening day. Thus, Universal tells us September’s … Continue reading

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