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Movie Review: “Jurassic World” is brain-dead fun

June 25, 20150

The first “Jurassic Park” film was a landmark in cinema. While it didn’t have the most captivating story, the special…

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Film Review: “Kung Fury” is a rad love letter

June 9, 20150

There are some movies that are so full of holes and flaws that they descend below awfulness and become good…

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Film Review: “Fury Road” pleasantly surprises

May 26, 20150

Reboots are tricky things to do. Right off the bat, audience expectations are low. Some might accuse executives of reaching…

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Film Review: “Age of Ultron” carries a lot of baggage

May 14, 20150

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALL PREVIOUS MARVEL MOVIES BELOW It has been two years since the Chitauri invasion of New York.…

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‘Come Out and Play’ fails to justify its existence

April 29, 20150

In an impressive feat, “Come Out and Play” manages to destroy viewers’ sympathy and investment within the first 15 minutes.…

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‘Anchorage Is’ provides a colorful portrait of Anchorage’s 100 years as a city

April 21, 20150

Over the past few weeks, “Anchorage Is” has been playing weekend after weekend at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub. It was…

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‘The Returned’ needs a reality check

February 18, 20150

“The Returned” sincerely wants to be deep, but doesn’t put in the effort to actually be deep. It’s the worst…

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‘Dear White People’ explores the complexities of black American experience

February 18, 20150

The jocks, the rich kids, the goths — many are familiar with the cliques of “Mean Girls,” but those groups…

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‘Selma’ tells an important part of history

January 12, 20150

Recite the preamble to the United States Constitution. Perhaps a few people still remember it from high school government class.…

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‘Les Misérables’ remains a gorgeous, heart-melting experience

October 29, 20140

Since its premiere in 1985, “Les Misérables” has been a musical staple of modern theater. To this day, it remains…

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‘Gone with the Wind’ is a product of its time

October 6, 20140

Title: “Gone with the Wind” Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood Release date: Jan. 1, 1939 Rating: 3/5 Sometimes,…

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‘Anarchy’: Your mileage may vary

July 22, 20140

Title: Director: Release date: Rating: “The Purge: Anarchy” James DeMonaco July 18, 2014 2/5 The first “Purge” film turned a…

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“Transformers:” Age of Profits

June 30, 20140

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar June 28,…

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is fantasy at its finest

June 24, 20140

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ Dean DeBlois Jay Baruchel Cate Blanchett Gerard Butler…

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