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Film Reviews

Thor: Good God Almighty

Everyone seems surprised that Kenneth Branagh is directing Thor. Well, I’m not. True, he made his name directing and starring in a string of...

A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Darkest Hour: Not Their Finest

I'm going to start this negative review of Darkest Hour by saying good things about this film. First of all, this is the best...

Boxer Willie

You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. There are so many different ways that such movies can go...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...

Crouching Tiger, Eating Panda

The latest animated family film from DreamWorks Animation, Kung Fu Panda is not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, but it's much better...

Animal World: House of Cards

I just saw this Chinese film called Animal World at AMC Grapevine Mills, and while it's not much good as a movie, it poses...

Hunger Games: Girl on Fire

When it comes to adapting Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games to film, the big challenge is that the book is so many different...

Baby, It’s Fate

Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas...

This Movie Is Kick-Ass

How do I describe the awesomeness of Kick-Ass? I could say this is the superhero flick that Watchmen desperately wanted to be, but that...