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Arnie's comeback turns ugly in "Sabotage"

Published April 15, 2014

"Sabotage" finds Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly pushing his persona in a new direction. It's not simply that the film is unexpectedly more murder mystery than action thriller; "Sabotage" is easily the meanest, most vulgar and most violent movie on Arnold's resume. Credit where credit is due for trying something new, but considering the film's brainlessly scummy ugliness, it qualifies merely as a not-quite-noble failure.

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"Rio 2" is yet another enjoyably forgettable animated adventure

Published April 13, 2014

Much like the first movie, "Rio 2" is colorful and vibrant and cracks a few good jokes here or there. It's a generally enjoyable film, albeit one that feels like several animated features audiences have seen and forgotten long before.

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"Draft Day" is a nice football movie for people who don't like football

Published April 11, 2014

"Draft Day" is an ad, less for the NFL Draft - though it is conveniently coming up in just a month - and more for the league itself. It's a hopeful attempt to get people to mindlessly consume a sport that's becoming more and more difficult to mindlessly consume. The mildly impressive thing is that, under "Ghostbusters" helmer Ivan Reitman's eye, the light, fluffy football trifle goes down almost as easily as designed.

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" doesn't chill Marvel's hot streak

Published April 4, 2014

It'd be easier to be cynical toward Marvel's current calculated money-printing scheme - especially when they come out saying they already have films planned through 2028 - if only the product, like "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," wasn't so consistently entertaining.

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Aronofsky breathes new ruah into classic biblical tale of Noah

Published March 31, 2014

When the first trailers began to emerge for "Noah," many worried that it was director Darren Aronofsky making the kind of generic, CG-heavy blockbuster his previous works rebelled against. For the most part, however, "Noah" is not Aronofsky conforming to a studio. It's a studio conforming to Aronofsky, allowing him to make a complex spectacle that asks the kind of questions and brings up the kind of drama most $100 million movies wouldn't dare.

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NONAMES The Film

‎"Nonames", an independent film shot entirely in Central Wisconsin is now available on dvd at http://nonames-movie.blogspot.com/ and through Amazon, Four Star Video, Charter On Demand and other selected retail outlets. "Nonames" was screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival ...

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