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Warner Brothers Throws a Hail Mary, Changes Title of “Edge of Tomorrow” for Home Release

I can’t believe they’re doing this. It’s just sad. A few months ago I wrote a glowing review of the Tom Cruise summer tentpole film Edge of Tomorrow. Sadly, despite my best efforts, that film went on to bomb at … Continue reading

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When a Movie Crosses over from Predictable to Unpredictably Predictable

I watched a lame, by-the-numbers DVD movie the other night, and something unexpected happened: I observed and catalogued a brilliant new cinematic phenomenon. Basically, the movie, The Purge (starring Ethan Hawke), was so outrageously predictable, Iit crossed over into the unpredictable. Let … Continue reading

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The Wake-Up Song From Hell: Maroon 5’s “Maps”

I’ve got some beef with the new Maroon 5 song, “Maps.” Before I get into it let me just say I’m not a fan of the band. I would never let that happen, though I suppose there’s a little bit … Continue reading

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The One Huge Flaw in 1968’s “Planet of the Apes”

I’m going to follow up on my glowing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review with just a little more ape talk. There’s something I’ve been needing to get off my chest regarding the classic 1968 film starring Charlton … Continue reading

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Overachieves, Big Time

There was a moment early on in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where an army of horse-ridin’ chimpanzees march through the ruins of San Francisco as a calculated show of power. It was a brilliantly composed shot, accompanied … Continue reading

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“Riddick” Review

It’s official. By muscling through to a third movie, the “Riddick” franchise survived a messy suicide attempt. After the surprise success and lasting popularity of Pitch Black, writer/director David Twohy did something naughty: he decided to shift the genre for his … Continue reading

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“Blue Jasmine” Review

First thing’s first: this is another “serious” one. A lot of people went into Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s latest offering, with smiles already plastered to their faces. Just waiting to laugh. Those same people ended up leaving the theatre thoroughly … Continue reading

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