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Film Reviews

Superpowers Falter in the New X-Men

Well, crap. I had such high hopes for X-Men: First Class. The fifth entry in this loosely connected series features the return of Bryan...

The Lion of Judah: Lamb Chop

If I tell you that The Lion of Judah is an animated film set during biblical times pitched at Christian audiences, you might think...

Sequels Galore

Admit it: If you like a movie and a sequel comes out, you’ll probably go see it, even though everyone knows sequels usually suck....

The Beaver: Talk to the Hand

Sometimes when a star misbehaves in public, a perfectly blameless movie takes the hit. Such appears to be the case with The Beaver, an...

Skateland: Brand New Key

The makers of Skateland are all from Longview, and it was filmed mostly in Shreveport and Marshall. Texans will probably find that bit of...

Bridesmaids Takes the Cake

There’s no shortage of recent comedy films that revolve around male friendship, so where are the equivalent movies about women? When it comes to...

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...

Happy Couples (More or Less)

Wedding season is upon us. Can you stand it? After the big blowout nuptials in London dominated our TV screens last week, we have...

Super: Frank’s Last Shot

It’s a chestnut, but it does bear repeating: Sometimes getting there first matters most. The comic-book satire Super reaches us about a year after...

Red Rides Again: Hoodwinked Too!

Before I saw the needlessly subtitled Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, I watched the original Hoodwinked, the animated film that came out way back...