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James Brown’s biopic ‘Get On Up’ takes huge risks with mixed results

2 out of 4 stars Walk the Line and Ray set standards for 21st century biopics of pop stars.  The inner lives of these signature artists were just as important as their music careers and the movies’ filmmakers never let […]

James Brown’s biopic ‘Get On Up’ takes huge risks with mixed results

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2 out of 4 stars Walk the Line and Ray set standards for 21st century biopics of pop stars.  The inner lives of these signature artists were just as important as their music careers and the movies’ filmmakers never let […]

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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

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

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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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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