‘In Theaters’

REVIEW: World War Z

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Anyone who’s read the Max Brooks novel understands the challenge of bringing World War Z to the big screen. Rather than a traditional narrative, the book tells a story through a series of journal entries that chronicle a zombie pandemic as it spreads across the globe. In that regard, the movie does an admirable job […]

REVIEW: Dark Skies

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“You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth.” – Gangs of New York or the Bible, take your pick.  Either way, it fairly sums up my feelings about Dark Skies. Early looks had given me hope – scary sci-fi is as rare as a […]

Film Review: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (…or maybe just TO DIE)

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[Note: This review contains minor spoilers.] My wife and I are HUGE movie fans. You could even say…film is “our life” in many ways. I work in “the industry” (although not as often as I’d like to), we met while working at a movie theater, we spend a lot of our free time watching movies […]

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013)

About a quarter of the way through Beautiful Creatures, I wondered if I was seeing an early front-runner for Worst Film of the Year.

Movie Review: WARM BODIES (2013)

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In the wrong hands, Warm Bodies could have been a painful experience. Sweet, hoodie-wearing, indie-rock-loving emo boy – who is also a zombie – woos his lady love? The recipe for the twee-est of all tween zombie flicks is right there on paper. But in the hands of upcoming director Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness, […]

Movie Review: MAMA

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The best thing about Guillermo del Toro – and the films he produces – is that he tries to push genres in ways that so many filmmakers avoid in favor of lazy old tropes. Ghost stories like Devil’s Backbone, superhero films like Blade II, and fantasy films like Pan’s Labyrinth weave together classical ideas with […]

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