‘Monuments Men’ more history lesson than film

Early on in his new film, “The Monuments Men” (Rated PG-13; 118 Min.), director, writer and star George Clooney reminds his team members that even though their mission is to rescue art, ultimately their lives are more important. Later on, Clooney’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Lego Movie’ pieces fit together perfectly

Product placement is out of control in movies today, especially in kids’ movies. Some movies can seem like giant commercials — in fact, a good deal of Disney films are engineered with the right characters to sell every product imaginable. What directors ... Continue Reading →
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Dum Dum Girls show growth on ‘Too True’

It is always interesting to see how bands have matured by the release of their third full-length album. That evolution does not always hold up, but very often it seems groups have found their voice in terms of tone and composition a few albums deep. In ... Continue Reading →

“Injustice” brings justice to DC comic heroes

DC Comics has finally acquired a good videogame where Batman isn’t the center of attention. “Injustice: Gods Among Us” offers a deep and satisfying fighting system while bringing justice to DC comics characters who suffered from bad videogames. ... Continue Reading →

Ralph doesn’t let down “Wreck”spectations

The holiday rush is upon us once again, and that means studios will begin the onslaught of their best and brightest Oscar material. It usually means that family fare will begin to flood the theaters, but this season is surprisingly light on family films. ... Continue Reading →

‘The Apparition’ lacks scares, story

  Horror movies have a unique advantage over its peers in the cinematic market. To be successful, the films don’t need big stars, million-dollar budgets, a legendary director or an award-winning script; they simply need to be genuinely scary. While ... Continue Reading →

“Premium Rush” on autopilot

  Wilee, the main character in this weekend’s new bike messenger thriller “Premium Rush,” says he doesn’t have brakes on his bike because they end up causing more accidents than not. That may be so, but “Premium Rush” could certainly ... Continue Reading →

‘Silent Hill: HD Collection’ reminds gamers why they should be afraid of the dark

Gamers, be very afraid. The release of “Silent Hill: HD Collection” is sure to make you sleep with the lights on.   The game, which released on Mar. 20, features PlayStation 2 classics “Silent Hill 2” and “Silent Hill 3.” The games were ... Continue Reading →
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