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‘Venom’ disappoints critics, delights sci-fi fans

Tom Hardy stars as an investigative journalist named Eddie Brock in the action-packed film “Venom.”
October 8, 2018
Although “Venom” was met with dismal responses from critics, the film lit up the box office this past weekend, breaking a record for October openings.

The Incredibles return without skipping a beat

Holly Hunter voices Helen, aka Elastigirl, in the animated film,
June 19, 2018

After Disney-Pixar introduced international audiences to “The Incredibles” — a family of five superheroes struggling to live a super mundane life — the project’s creative linchpin, Brad Bird,...

‘Deadpool 2’ delivers laughs and action

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May 22, 2018

“Deadpool 2,” released May 18, claims to be a family movie, despite leading with a murder — no different than movies like “The Lion King” or “Bambi,” according to the title character. But...

Songs over storyline: music fuels Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver”

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June 27, 2017

After watching Edgar Wright’s new film “Baby Driver,” I have no doubt Wright would be a ton of fun at karaoke night. Wright’s newest film prioritizes its soundtrack — packing a whopping 30...

‘Her’ spins tale of not-quite-surreal romance

'Her' spins tale of not-quite-surreal romance
January 13, 2014

"Her"Directed by: Spike JonzeStarring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett JohanssonGrade: A“Man falls in love with Siri” might sound like an idea from a scrapped “South Park” episode, but ignore...

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ gives poignant glimpse of 1960s folk

'Inside Llewyn Davis' gives poignant glimpse of 1960s folk
December 5, 2013

“Everything you touch turns to sh*t!” the icy words spat by Jean (Carey Mulligan, giving a beautifully bitter performance) linger in the even icier New York air. “You’re like King Midas’s idiot...

Jackman, Gyllenhaal clash in ‘Prisoners’

Jackman, Gyllenhaal clash in 'Prisoners'
September 25, 2013

“Prisoners”Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake GyllenhaalDirected by: Denis VilleneuveGrade: A- On a misty day, driving back from a hunting trip with his son, Keller Dover preaches, “Do you know what the...

‘Rush’ a thrilling, surprisingly complex, character study

'Rush' a thrilling, surprisingly complex, character study
September 18, 2013

“Rush”Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde   Directed by: Ron Howard     Grade: A  Over the thunder of a Formula One engine, running his hand across the pristine steel, a character...

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