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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes outdoes the previous films

3 ½ out of 4 stars The previous announcement of a prequel to Planet of the Apes caused a bit of head scratching, though the film managed some success.   To continue the prequel into another chapter would take some painstaking […]

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes outdoes the previous films

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3 ½ out of 4 stars The previous announcement of a prequel to Planet of the Apes caused a bit of head scratching, though the film managed some success.   To continue the prequel into another chapter would take some painstaking […]

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Deliver Us From Evil: Scary, but bogged down in clichés

2 out of 4 stars It’s not easy making an exorcism movie these days. The usual tropes have already been tackled for the most part, leaving little room for originality. Desperate for

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How to Train Your Dragon 2: Visuals and characters will astound you

3 out of 4 stars The imagination and innovation that went into Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon in 2010 made the film one of the biggest surprises of that

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‘Edge of Tomorrow:’ Tom Cruise’s greatness forever

3.5 out of 4 stars Can you die too often? If you’re Tom Cruise, you can’t. The movie’s slogan “Live. Die. Repeat.” reveals all you need to know about Maj. William

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‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ dies a slow death

½ out of 4 stars  I love Family Guy. I will be the first to come forward and say that. Seth MacFarlane has completely changed the landscape of television comedy for the

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‘Godzilla’: More hot air from that fire-breathing monster

2.5 out of 4 stars Somewhere, in the deep blue sea, Godzilla is fuming. Sixty years after he wowed the world with his fiery rampage through the streets of Tokyo, he’s

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ bites off more than it can chew

1 ½ out of 4 stars The Spider-Man reboot last year seemed to most like a fairly capital-based move from producers.  Following the spritely antics of director Sam Raimi in

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‘The Railway Man’ displays moments of brilliance

2 1/2 out of 4 stars The World War II drama holds much respect, as film was becoming a solid art medium not long before the war erupted. The Railway

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‘The Other Woman’: A very enjoyable threesome

3 out of 4 stars It’s so easy to like The Other Woman, a chick flick that’s so girly that tickets should come with cosmopolitans and appletinis. Of course, women will

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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

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