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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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"Winter's Tale" stockpiles the swooning storybook silliness

Published Feb. 15, 2014

The posters and advertisements for "Winter's Tale" insist for viewers to "believe in miracles." Moviegoers are going to have to believe in a lot more than miracles, however, if they're going to get through writer-producer-director Akiva Goldsman's twinkly time-hopping romance without stifling a laugh or ten.

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Forget birds or planes: Superman's return in "Man of Steel" doesn't soar

Published June 14, 2013

While director Zack Snyder (the Green Bay native behind "300") outdoes even himself in terms of epic visual spectacle, his attempt to churn out a moody, serious Superman story in the vein of Christopher Nolan - who serves as producer and provided the story alongside Batman collaborator David S. Goyer - lands with a thud.

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"Broken City" delivers decent but derivative detective drama

Published Jan. 20, 2013

Have you ever seen "Chinatown?" Because "Broken City," a hard-edged detective drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, is pretty much "Chinatown," albeit moved into modern times and across the nation to New York City.

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Rev. Ron reviews "Man of Steel"

I'm just going to get right to it and not play coy here...I absolutely LOVED Man of Steel!Superman is an American icon and by now his origin story is passed on through cellular memory from parent to zygote but here's a synopsis of the film anyway...The planet Krypton is dying and the hope of its ...


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