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Fall TV preview

It's October! So, you know what that means. Not fall, not pumpkins and not Halloween. It means a lot of new tv shows that are either premiering for the first time or simply premiering a new season. Some of these shows have premiered already and some will premiere soon. Here's our take on some of the new shows in this jam-packed pilot season. Don't worry, no spoilers will follow.

October 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Movie Reviews


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Archive By Section - Movie Reviews


Marine biology gone bad

As everyone knows prehistoric sharks and octopi were mortal enemies. Well, I didn't know that, but thanks to "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" I do now.

June 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Movie Reviews


T4 dodges sequel curse

Rarely are fourth installments in mega popular franchises nearly as good as those that came before it. Recent failures like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" are just two examples of franchises losing their magic on the fourth go round. Thankfully, "Terminator Salvation" bucks the trend and, while not as great as its predecessors, is an enjoyable entry in the series.

May 27, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews


Not just for Trekkies

"Star Trek" is a rare gem of classic Hollywood filmmaking. Combining adventure, humor, dazzling special effects and just the right amount of absurd guilty pleasure, "Trek" brings back the "wow" feeling of going to the movies.

May 13, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews


Children of Eden musical good for the whole family

It still amazes me that in our area there is a community theater that is as spacious and well run as any professional theater in a major city. Social Circle is the home of this special theater. It's homey and comfortable. It's called, of course, the Social Circle Theater.

This past Sunday my wife Molly and I went to the theater to see a special play called "Children of Eden," written by Stephen Swartz the creator of "Wicked" and "Godspell." I have to admit that I didn't quite know what to expect in a two-act play that ...

April 22, 2009 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Movie Reviews


Dark heroes for dark times

Few book-to-film adaptations are as true to the source material as "Watchmen," a beautiful, uncompromising look at the true nature of masked vigilantes.

Based on Alan Moore's genre-busting graphic novel of the same name, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate version of 1985 where Richard Nixon is still president, nuclear war with Russia seems inevitable and a history of masked avengers is part of society. Through a nifty montage during the opening credits, the audience receives a quick history of the rise and fall of two generations of these heroes.

March 11, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews


Taken, not stirred

Pierre Morel's "Taken" is a fast-paced, butt-kickin' thriller akin to the Bourne Trilogy. While not as intelligently written as the Bourne films, Liam Neeson's ("Batman Begins") resolute performance as a former undercover agent allows audiences to imagine that this is how an older Jason Bourne would react if his daughter had been kidnapped overseas.

February 18, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Movie Reviews


Curious masterpiece

"Curious Case to Benjamin Button" is a peculiar movie indeed. Rarely today do such sprawling, visually stunning films have such an impactful message to tell.

"Button" begins with a daughter beside her mother's hospital bed. While they, like the rest of New Orleans, prepare for Hurricane Katrina to make land fall, it quickly becomes clear the mother has only a short time left. During her last few hours, the mother, Daisy, asks her daughter to read to her from an old leather bound diary.

December 30, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews


Updated classic falls short

They say there are only a handful of stories out there, but every generation takes those stories and makes them their own. Such is the case with the remake of the 50's sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still." However, the Bible-mirroring story leaves one feeling empty at the end.

December 27, 2008 | Jennifer T. Long | Movie Reviews


Vampire love comes to life

"Twilight," the best selling young adult novel, made its big screen debut this weekend. The movie was highly anticipated not only by teenage girls but also adult women. The movie is hard to categorize, but it's something of a cross between romance, sci-fi, and action.

December 06, 2008 | Amanda Briggs Film Critic | Movie Reviews


vampire love comes to life

"Twilight," the best selling young adult novel, made its big screen debut this weekend. The movie was highly anticipated not only by teenage girls but also adult women. The movie is hard to categorize, but it's something of a cross between romance, sci-fi, and action.

December 06, 2008 | Amanda Briggs | Movie Reviews


Solace satisfactory

With 2006's "Casino Royale," filmmakers set a new gold standard for not only James Bond films, but the entire espionage genre. Though "Quantum of Solace" does not quite live up to its predecessor, it is none the less a fine second chapter for the new, darker Bond.

November 29, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews


Press Play

 Unlike some of the more recent additions to the teen-ploitation genre, "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" actually has something worthwhile to offer to filmgoers. While there are a few obligatory gross-out moments, the film for the most part is sweetly ironic.

October 18, 2008 | By Rachel Oswald | Movie Reviews


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