“Iron Man 3″ a solid start to summer

No matter how any audience member feels about “Iron Man 3,” the latest installment in the ever-expanding Marvel universe, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: Things get quite explosive. In “Iron Man 3,” Robert Downey Jr. reprises ... Continue Reading →

“42″ hits a successful run

  42 2hr 8min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Drama With spring upon us and the baseball season’s start just a few weeks past, it seems to be the perfect time to release the next big baseball movie. “42” has slid into that spot. The ... Continue Reading →

‘G.I. Joe’ bombs expectations

There’s a point in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” where the film’s true purpose becomes abundantly clear, and it’s in the first five minutes. Duke (Channing Tatum) and Roadblock (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) have just helped a North Korean defector ... Continue Reading →

“The Croods” a step up animation’s evolutionary chain

  The end of the world, as well as what comes after, seems to be a running theme this year on the big screen. Will Smith stars in this summer’s “After Earth,” in which Earth has become a forbidden zone inhabited by evolved monsters. Tom Cruise ... Continue Reading →

“Identity Thief” steals few laughs

Hollywood has embraced R-rated star vehicles as a new trend. Studio executives figure they can recycle any old script and make it fresh by adding a couple of big names to the marquee. Sometimes it works. “21 Jump Street,” with Jonah Hill and Channing ... Continue Reading →

43 reasons to steer clear of ‘Movie 43’

“Movie 43,” an awkward sketch comedy unleashed upon unsuspecting viewers this weekend, has been declared the worst film of all time by several critics. Numerous A-list celebrities pack the film, but their star power can’t elevate its downright disgusting ... Continue Reading →

‘Gangster Squad’ more brawn than brain

January is a traditional film “dumping ground.” Studios often save releases they feel are not holiday-season worthy and release them during this obscure month. Several new releases look to rise above the status quo and become diamonds in the rough, ... Continue Reading →

Hollywood’s 2012 stinkers and stunners Film

Film critics often compile “Best of/Worst of” lists at year’s end, and “Sellouts” joins the tradition this year. Our lists cover action, comedy, drama and even horror film. Our hope is the reader will discover a new favorite within the list. ... Continue Reading →

‘Killing Them Softly’ light on action, heavy on cynicism

The week after Thanksgiving is often Hollywood’s week off. Major releases hit the week before, and Hollywood begins Christmas preparations. This week brings audiences the limited-release drama “Killing Them Softly,” a mobster movie set in post-Hurricane ... Continue Reading →

For James Bond, Sky is limit

Bond is back. It’s been a long four years since Daniel Craig last graced the screen as James Bond in 2008’s poorly received “Quantum of Solace.” In “Skyfall,” 007 must stop a cyberterrorist with a dark past that connects him to Bond. The franchise ... 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 →
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