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Movie Review: ‘Red Dawn’ (2012)

In Theaters “Red Dawn,” written by Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore (screenplay), Kevin Reynolds and John Milius (1984 screenplay), directed by Dan Bradley, 114 minutes, rated PG-13. You know you’re in trouble from the opening moments of Dan Bradley’s “Red Dawn” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′

In Theaters “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” written by Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay) and Stephenie Meyer (novel), directed by Bill Condon, 115 minutes, rated PG-13. After three disappointing follow-ups to Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Frankenweenie’

In Theaters “Frankenweenie,” written by Leonard Ripps (based on screenplay by), Tim Burton (based on an original idea by) and John August (screenplay), directed by Burton, 87 minutes, rated PG. In 1984, before Tim Burton made “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Possession’

In Theaters “The Possession,” written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, directed by Ole Bornedal, 92 minutes, rated PG-13. Since 1973, Hollywood and outlying straight-to-video companies have been putting out the same story of demonic possession over and over again … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Lawless’

In Theaters “Lawless,” written by Nick Cave and Matt Bondurant (novel), directed by John Hillcoat, 115 minutes, rated R. There are depression-era criminals who have gone down in history as legends, known for their larger-than-life personalities, luxurious lifestyles and daring … Continue reading

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Film review: ‘Sleepless Night’

In theaters “Sleepless Night,” written by Frederic Jardin, Nicolas Saada (scenario) and Olivier Douyere (adaptation and dialogue), directed by Jardin, 98 minutes. When it comes to action-thrillers, more often than not the characters are the leafy greens you’re forced to … Continue reading

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Movie Review/Rant: “The Avengers” (2012)

“The Avengers,” written by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon, directed by Whedon, 143 minutes, rated PG-13. I’ll be the first to admit that I was an “Avengers” doubter, right up until days before its release. I had high hopes, of … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Artist’ (2011)

In theaters “The Artist,” written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, 100 minutes, rated PG-13. In the always-evolving and opportunistic world of Hollywood, it can be difficult to gauge which cinematic innovations are genuine advancements in the medium, and which are … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ (2012)

In theaters “The Secret World of Arrietty,” written by Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Mary Norton (novel “The Borrowers”), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 94 minutes, rated G. Based on “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton, “The Secret World of Arrietty,” tells … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Vow’ (2012)

In theaters “The Vow,” written by Jason Katims, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Michael Suscy and Stuart Sender (story), directed by Suscy, 104 minutes, rated PG-13. The heart of any good on-screen romance comes from the chemistry of its two leads. … Continue reading

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