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"Prisoners" an exquisitely made, exhausting emptiness

Published Sept. 20, 2013

The new thriller "Prisoners" wants its themes to inspire challenging and passionate discussions. It wants to force you to look at yourself and your morality. It wants to haunt your dreams. It wants to be these things - and it's artfully crafted enough to almost convince you it is - but as my parents once told me during middle school basketball try-outs, there's something to be said about knowing your limitations.

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"The Wolverine" brings a new edge to the character's claws

Published July 28, 2013

The story goes that when director and series newcomer James Mangold ("Walk the Line," "3:10 to Yuma") received the script for "The Wolverine," the first thing he did was write five words on it: "Everyone I love will die." Thankfully, Mangold's goal for a more confined, character-focused and humanized Wolverine is firmly implanted on "The Wolverine" like adamantium on the popular mutant's bones, much to its benefit.

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The claws are out: The best and worst of the X-Men movies

Published July 23, 2013

With "The Wolverine" out in a few days and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" causing a stir at Comic-Con this past week, it's X-Men's time in the spotlight (well ... at least until more "Avengers: Age of Ultron" news comes out). To celebrate, here's a look back at the franchise's finest, counting down the most gifted films in Professor X's fleet from worst to first.

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Five ways to fix the Oscars

Published Feb. 20, 2013

The Academy Awards are considered the gold standard of award shows, yet as Sunday night approaches, I'm finding more and more people hate-watch the Oscars. But there are a few ways in which the Academy could revamp the show in order to make the Oscars the must-see cultural event it wishes it still was.

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"Movie 43" is just plain wrong ... and not in a good way

Published Jan. 28, 2013

Comedy is all just a matter of personal preference. That being said, it would be my personal preference for "Movie 43" to be buried at the bottom of the ocean, never to be seen again by human eyes.

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Reader blogs:

Rev. Ron reviews "Prisoners"

For some reason or another, this film entered my back burner and was forgotten about for awhile. While I wanted to see it and was sold on the trailer when it came out, I didn't feel a burning desire to jump on the opportunity to watch it. Even when the DVD came out, I didn't feel myself risi...


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