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Movie Review: ‘Rock Dog’

★★☆☆☆ Films, like any form of art, must accommodate the highly diverse interests of audiences across the world. Hollywood overcomes this problem by producing several film genres that are tailored to different age and interest groups. Although most Hollywood genres can pander to a specific target audience, animated PG films[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie Review: “Fifty Shades Darker”

★★★★☆ Mr. Grey will see you — again. Bolder, darker and intensely intimate, “Fifty Shades Darker” is the much-anticipated sequel to the global sensation “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Based on the erotic romantic trilogy by E. L. James, this film continues the story of Anastasia Steele, a recent college graduate,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Fist Fight’

★★★★☆ Awkwardly sandwiched between winter films vying for awards and Hollywood summer blockbusters seeking large audiences are the late-winter and spring movies. Like a quarterback at a math meet, these films simply do not fit into the traditional cycle that the film industry has inadvertently created. Some of these movies[Read More…]

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After 2014’s hugely successful “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” tries to capture the same free-wheeling, irreverent humor while incorporating a grittier, edgier perspective. Though the film succeeds on many fronts, it lacks the same effortless heart and emotion of its franchise predecessor.

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

  ★★★★☆ “The LEGO Batman Movie” is a hilarious, excellently animated film. However, despite its best efforts, it falls short in comparison to the narrative brilliance of the original. Three years ago, “The LEGO Movie” amazed audiences and reached worldwide critical acclaim. With its tongue-in-cheek pop numbers, meta references and[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

★★★★☆ Mr. Grey will see you — again. Bolder, darker and intensely intimate, “Fifty Shades Darker” is the much-anticipated sequel to the global sensation “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Based on the erotic romantic trilogy by E. L. James, this film continues the story of Anastasia Steele, a recent college graduate,[Read More…]

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Starring an immensely entertaining Matthew McConaughey, “Gold” tells the story of Kenny Wells, a businessman down on his luck who joins geologist Michael Acosta, played by Édgar Ramírez, on a quest to find gold deep in the Indonesian jungles.

Movie Review: ‘Gold’

★★☆☆☆ Matthew McConaughey’s recent spate of critically acclaimed and commercially lucrative performances has led several enthusiasts to dub the actor’s career revival “the McConaissance.” His rash of successful roles in films such as “True Detective” and ”Interstellar,” as well as a notable cameo in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” culminated[Read More…]

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Movie Review: The Founder

★★★☆☆ Against a black background, the white words “Based on a true story” fade on the screen. “The Founder” slowly fades in, replacing the title card. The audience is introduced to a close-up frame of Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton. He is staring directly at the audience delivering a[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Movie Review: Split

★★★★☆ Eighteen years after his landmark thriller “The Sixth Sense” premiered, acclaimed director Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan returns with “Split,” a psychological terror revolving around a man with 24 different personalities. Shyamalan’s reputation had been recently besmirched by flops like “The Last Airbender” of 2010 and “After Earth” of 2013.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Passengers’

Movie Review: ‘Passengers’

★★☆☆☆ “Passengers” was projected to be a dazzling action science fiction thriller with hints of romantic drama, the movie from the director of “The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum. Despite its stellar protagonists, promising storyline and compelling visual effects, “Passengers” does not live up to its potential and fails to leave a[Read More…]

by December 29, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

★★★★☆ Shockingly well-balanced, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” respects the classic elements of the Star Wars franchise while still telling its own story. The captivating, innovative and action-based blend of old and new in “Rogue One” builds deeper complexity and meaning for the entire Star Wars series. “Rogue One”[Read More…]