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Posted December 17, 2014in Film Review

Not very godly

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” 150 minutes Rated PG-13 Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley There is a good movie hidden within “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” but there is also a very real chance that the things that are worthwhile will be lost underneath the weight of all the film’s

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Posted December 10, 2014in Film Review

Keep digging

“The Pyramid” Rated R 90 minutes Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, Christa Nicola Things Gregory Levasseur has used his directorial debut to prove he doesn’t understand: archeology, geology, physics, Egyptian mythology, science and, apparently, filmmaking. Levasseur’s biggest claim to fame to date is as the writer and producer of the

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Posted December 03, 2014in Film Review

‘The Theory of Everything’

The Theory of Everything Rated PG-13 123 Minutes Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charlie Cox  I encourage people to see as many Academy Award winners as possible in theaters. It is for that reason that I am telling you to go see “The Theory of Everything,” because Eddie Redmayne

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Posted November 26, 2014in Film Review

‘Mockingjay, Part 1” a tedious affair

“Mockingjay, Part I” Rated PG-13 130 minutes Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore and Liam Hemsworth This is the world we live in. When movie franchises now make billions of dollars — rather than just hundreds of millions — studios look for every possible way to extend them. That is how

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Posted November 19, 2014in Film Review

Just dumb

“Dumb & Dumber To” Rated PG-13 110 Minutes Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Cinemark 20 showtimes: 10:40 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. “Dumb and Dumber To” marks the return of two of the Farrelly brothers’

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Posted November 12, 2014in Film Review

Almost stellar

“Interstellar” Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain Rated PG-13 169 minutes Cinemark 20 showtimes: 2:25, 3:40, 4:55, 6:15, 7:30, 8:45, 9:20 and 10:05 Christopher Nolan isn’t the first director to start making blockbusters — he’s just the one who has done it the best. Nolan’s greatest

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Posted November 05, 2014in Film Review


“Nightcrawler” Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed Rated R 117 minutes Cinemark 20 showtimes: 3:50, 5:25, 7:05, 8:40, 10:05 Sociopathy can be a difficult thing to convey through film, mainly because so few people understand what it’s really about. And that is what makes “Nightcrawler” worth your time. “Nightcrawler” stars

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Posted October 29, 2014in Film Review

Here’s Johnny

“John Wick” Rated R 96 minutes Starring Keanu Reeves and Alfie Allen Cinemark 20 showtimes: 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9:05 and 10:15 p.m. “People keep asking me if I’m back,” says Keanu Reeves’ titular character in the third act of “John Wick.” “Yeah, I’m thinkin’ I’m back.” It’s as much

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Posted October 22, 2014in Film Review

The Snowden effect

“Citizenfour” 4 stars Not Rated 114 minutes Documentary Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum Laura Poitras’s fascinating documentary, about the process and aftermath of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s earth-shattering revelations, is an essential historical filmic document. “Citizenfour” provides a stark cinema vérité perspective on America’s biggest political scandal in the

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Posted October 15, 2014in Film Review

An incomplete investigation

“Kill the Messenger” 2 stars Rated R 112 minutes Biography Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims Investigative journalism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It never was. “Big scandal” stories like the one broken by real-life San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Stephen Webb, about the CIA’s funding

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