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Oculus develops into a solid horror flick

2 ½ out of 4 stars A disclaimer: portions of this review will be in some cases just plain vague.  An odd, crafty film such as Oculus must always provide a reviewer with these challenges sadly, as its plot structure […]

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Oculus develops into a solid horror flick

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2 ½ out of 4 stars A disclaimer: portions of this review will be in some cases just plain vague.  An odd, crafty film such as Oculus must always provide a reviewer with these challenges sadly, as its plot structure […]

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‘Rio 2’: It’s not on in the Amazon

Tulio and Linda discover a flock of blu macaws in the Amazon after leading moviegoers to believe Blu and Jewel were the last of their species in 2011’s “Rio.” (Courtesy

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Divergent: Futuristic world you may not want to visit

Divergent, the $100 million sci-fi thriller opens this weekend. (Publicity photo) 2 out of 4 stars First it was “Twilight,” then “The Hunger Games.” Now it’s “Divergent,” the latest bestseller Summit-Lionsgate is

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Need for Speed: Aaron Paul shows he can drive a film

3 out of 4 stars Of course this movie was going to be made. It had to, because, well, that’s how the video game and movie worlds work. If a game

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Movie ‘Dump Months’ weren’t always so bad

It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the summer blockbuster was born.  Films like Jaws and Star Wars saw major commercial success due to well-timed releases as well as careful

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman: A dog-gone great time

3 out of 4 stars Mr. Peabody appeared to be headed straight to the dog pound. In one of the movie’s hilarious scenes, America’s favorite dog was going to be arrested

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Moving Pictures: This Year’s Oscars were cream of the crop

A glum year for the annual Oscars TV show, but what a wonderful, bumper year for the movies! This year’s Academy Awards recognized two authentic masterpieces (“Gravity” and “12

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Oscars: Easy Pickings – maybe not

The best predictors have been considered as well as the recent awards circuit records, so trust me to give you the best advice before your Oscar party.  I will

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Oscars: And the winner is?

The  Oscars are lining up to be one of the best with enigmatic host Ellen DeGeneres returning, top-notch performances by U2, Idina Menzel, Pharrell, Karen O., Pink, and Bette

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Earnest Winter’s Tale is cluttered and ridiculous

½ out of 4 stars Book adaptations present some of the toughest challenges to filmmakers working today, in particular adaptations of fantasy.  In a modern movie culture saturated with vampires,

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