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Published May 17, 2013
With all of that in place, it would seem the sequel's phasers would be all set to stun. But something's off. There's a sequence where the starship Enterprise is flying at warp speed when a big, clunky-looking vessel comes up from behind and nudges it off its exhilarating track. That's pretty much "Star Trek Into Darkness" in a nutshell, except replace the big, clumsy vessel with a big, clumsy story.
Published May 14, 2013
After four years, several all-nighters and an embarrassing amount of ramen, Hot Pockets and Dr. Pepper for dinner, I - alongside thousands of others across the country - am finally making the triumphant walk across the graduation stage from childhood to adulthood, snagging a diploma along the way. If I ever get nostalgic for the university lifestyle, however, I can pop in one of these great college movies.
Published May 10, 2013
Now there's Baz Luhrmann's rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," done up as the big, loud extravagant 3-D summer blockbuster I doubt Fitzgerald had in mind when he wrote his time-honored critique of the vapid lifestyles of the rich and the growing emptiness of the American dream. The end result feels a bit too much like one of Gatsby's parties: a whole lot of razzle dazzle with a hollow emotional core.
Published May 7, 2013
"Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann is the latest to attempt to cash in on classic literature with his slick, shiny 3-D rendition of "The Great Gatsby," coming out Friday. Before we see how Luhrmann's second attempt at working with legendary source material goes, let's take a peek at five other films that boldly attempted to abolish the phrase, "the book is always better than the movie," out of audience's minds.
Published May 3, 2013
The first question I had walking out of "The Avengers" last summer was, "How freaking awesome was that?" The second question - a bit more difficult to answer - was, "How is any comic book superhero movie ever going to be able to compete with that?" Pretty easily, as it turns out. "Iron Man 3" may not fly as high as its star-studded combo platter predecessor, but it still makes for a great start to the summer.
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Saturday October 6th, 2012 – Des Plaines, IL There’s nothing like having done something yourself to generate a special appreciation of those who are doing it now. Those who were waiters or waitresses themselves tend to tip bigger in bars and restaurants because they kn...
Denzel Washington seems to have perfected the art of playing the “hardened and cynical mentor with an aversion to authority” foil to earnest, pretty boy recruits. Rookies who still believe in a clear-cut system of right but wrong, but probably won’t by the end of the...
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is a good film but is slighted by the fact that it could have been a great one.
A very welcome, darker, more sinister addition to the Snow White franchise, SWATH stars Kristen Stewart as the titular character flanked b...
"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 ...
GOT SOME PASSES TO ACT OF VALOR @ ORIENTAL THEATRE FROM GOFOBO. WHICH IS RARE FOR ME CAUSE GOFOBO IS SO HARD TO PASSES SINCE THEY GO SO QUICKLY . I ALSO SELDOM GO TO THE ORIENTAL OR DOWNER SINCE MOST OF THERE FILMS ARE FOREIGN I HATE SUB TITLES AND OR THEY WON SOME AWARD AT FILM FEST THE MO...
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