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“65” movie poster.

Review | ‘65’ is 90 minutes of wasted potential

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer March 17, 2023
In their newest sci-fi thriller, co-writers and directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods attempt to create a heartfelt storyline with dinosaurs and thrill 一 but somehow leave behind dialogue, purpose and an actual plot.
A poster for “Pale Blue Eye” released on Netflix on Jan. 6.

Review | The Pale Blue Eye — a mystery solved too easily

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer January 18, 2023
“The Pale Blue Eye” is an action-packed gothic thriller streaming on Netflix, with a plot that viewers will find lacks consistency and depth.
Tom Hardy stars as an investigative journalist named Eddie Brock in the action-packed film “Venom.”

‘Venom’ disappoints critics, delights sci-fi fans

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer October 9, 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.
Holly Hunter voices Helen, aka Elastigirl, in the animated film, Incredibles 2. (Disney/Pixar)

The Incredibles return without skipping a beat

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,...

(Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

‘Deadpool 2’ delivers laughs and action

“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...

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

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor 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

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer 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

By Dylan Abbott / Staff Writer 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’

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer September 26, 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

By Brett Murphy / Staff Writer September 19, 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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