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Movie Review: ‘Dark Skies’

In Theaters “Dark Skies,” written and directed by Scott Stewart, 97 minutes, rated PG-13. Writer-director Scott Stewart (“Legion,” “Priest”), who is known more for his work in visual effects than directing, doesn’t understand how to make a good horror movie. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Safe Haven’

In Theaters “Safe Haven,” written by Leslie Bohem (screenplay), Dana Stevens (screenplay) and Nicholas Sparks (novel), directed by Lasse Hallstrom, 115 minutes, rated PG-13. With every Nicholas Sparks film adaptation comes the feeling of déjà vu, where each subsequent film … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Struck by Lightning’

In Theaters and On Demand “Struck by Lightning,” written by Chris Colfer, directed by Brian Dannelly, 84 minutes, rated PG-13. Chris Colfer, who at 22 has carved out his legacy in pop culture as “Glee’s” Kurt Hummel, tests his boundaries … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘House at the End of the Street’

In Theaters “House at the End of the Street,” written by David Loucka and Jonathan Mostow (story), directed by Mark Tonderai, 101 minutes, rated PG-13. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in “Winter’s Bone.” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Cold Light of Day’

In Theaters “The Cold Light of Day,” written by Scott Wiper and John Petro, directed by Mabrouk El Mechri, 93 minutes, rated PG-13. By June 2013, everyone in the world will be talking about Henry Cavill, who was cast as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Premium Rush’

In Theaters “Premium Rush,” written by David Koepp and John Kamps, directed by Koepp, 91 minutes, rated PG-13. The title “Premium Rush” should give you a pretty good indication of what to expect: something fast, and something stupid. David Koepp’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘ParaNorman’

In Theaters “ParaNorman,” written by Chris Butler, directed by Butler and Sam Fell, 93 minutes, rated PG. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The zombie subgenre is, sadly, a trend suffering from oversaturation in media. A majority … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

In Theaters “Safety Not Guaranteed,” written by Derek Connolly, directed Colin Trevorrow, 86 minutes, rated R. The movie practically writes itself: “WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Bourne Legacy’

In Theaters “The Bourne Legacy,” written by Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, and Robert Ludlum (Bourne series, inspiration), directed by Tony Gilroy, 135 minutes, rated PG-13. Director Tony Gilroy is not Paul Greengrass. Jeremy Renner is not Matt Damon. And Jason … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

In Theaters “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, directed by Zeitlin, 93 minutes, rated PG-13. Now playing at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville. The universe is a big place, and it’s particularly overwhelming through … Continue reading

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