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Releasing 4.5.2012

by John Anderson

April 4, 2012

“Titanic 3D” Paramount Pictures James Cameron’s hugely successful and iconic depiction of the RMS Titanic’s first and final days is returning to the big screen – this time in 3-D. Fans of romance, large boats and wat...

McAdams’ performance a bright spot in ‘The Vow’

by Isabella Place

March 6, 2012

It’s official: The only thing sweeter than Rachel McAdams is a 5-pound sack of sugar. That being said, how did “The Vow” fall just short of a complete disappointment? It has all the right elements: a heartthrob, tragedy...

Released Friday

by John Anderson

March 1, 2012

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Universal Dr. Seuss’ meditation on urbanization, Orwellian governance and the destruction of our environment thinly veiled as a children’s story has been adapted for the silver screen. Danny ...

2012 Academy Awards

by Staff

February 23, 2012

By David Dixon and Andrew Younger BEST PICTURE The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse WHAT WILL WIN? Andrew: “The Descendan...

Released Friday

by John Anderson

February 23, 2012

“Act of Valor” Relativity Media Directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh strive for realism by featuring actual Navy SEALs on a mission to rescue a kidnapped intelligence agent.           &nbs...

Men battle Alaska, selves

by Andrew Younger

January 30, 2012

In this year’s installment of “Liam Neeson killing-spree mad libs,” writer-director Joe Carnahan pencils in Alaskan Grey Wolves as the plural noun on the receiving end of Neeson’s menacing brogue. However, despite the trail...

‘A Separation’ deserving of Golden Globe‘

by Andrew Younger

January 25, 2012

Writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s Golden Globe-winning drama, “A Separation,” uses the titular separation of a married couple to expose the systemic failures caused by Iran’s Kafkaesque legal institutions. With the ...

Spielberg delivers two Oscar favorites

by David Dixon

January 18, 2012

Bravo, Steven Spielberg. Not many Hollywood directors can say they have released two outstanding movies within days of each other. Spielberg has done just that with these big-screen achievements. The Adventures of Tintin ...

Couples and cameos define ‘New Year’s’

by Isabella Place

December 12, 2011

Not since the similarly themed film “200 Cigarettes” made its debut, has there been such an immensely star-studded production depicting the New Year’s holiday. “New Year’s Eve” centers on rekindling relationshi...

‘Hugo‘ masterfully done

by David Dixon

November 28, 2011

Right now, a mother lode gold mine of family friendly entertainment is available for viewing on the big screen. The animated “Arthur Christmas” is a critical darling and “The Muppets” seems to be getting a lot of love from...

‘Tinker Tailor’ spying dull

by Andrew Younger

November 28, 2011

Director Tomas Alfredson’s Cold War-era cure for insomnia “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” attempts to balance dispassionate detachment from the subject material with close-ups of middle-aged British men sitting in offices while...

Many things broken about ‘Breaking Dawn’

by Isabella Place

November 21, 2011

First and foremost, it must be acknowledged that Oscar-winning director Bill Condon, who directed and wrote the screenplays for praiseworthy films such as “Gods and Monsters” and “Dreamgirls,” appears to have attem...