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Trilogy Completed as The Dark Knight Rises

July 30, 2012

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Final Batman flick has summer appeal and is nearly as strong as it's predecessor Valerie Ettenhofer Staff Writer The Dark Knight Rises may be the most jam-packed movie of the summer. At its start, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has returned from hiding to find a threat around every corner. The film leaves behind the ...

The Avengers

June 1, 2012

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This five-star movie impresses audiences and leaves them wanting more Ashley Dixon Staff Writer Marvel studios presents “The Avengers” – a film that has been shrouded in whispers and rumors since Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) informed Tony Stark (Robert Downey  Jr.) about the “avengers initiative” at ...

Keeping ‘The Lorax’ alive

March 26, 2012

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(The story of ‘The Lorax’ keeps the idea of conserving the environment alive through colors and rhymes)   Dr. Seuss’ book “ The Lorax” is as relevant now as it was back in 1971. The book pushes the idea of how important it is to conserve the environment. With the environmental issues that the world is...

‘Project X’ bringing down the house

March 18, 2012

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(Massive partying and point of view filming make this film a must see event)   “Project X,” as mysterious as the name sounds, is quite typical, to an extent. “Project X” is a movie about every high school student’s dream, the ultimate Party. The film documents the day and night of three young high sch...

Giving an ax to ‘The Lorax’

March 18, 2012

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(Dr. Seuss’ beloved story, ‘The Lorax,’ comes to the big screen, but falls short of entertaining the adults in the audience)   It seems no matter the age, Dr. Seuss books remain a huge influence upon readers everywhere and continue to be an inspiration to younger generations, even through film today. “The Lorax...

Tragic love story for certain occasion

February 29, 2012

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A true story of love forgotten because of brutal injury and renewed through persistence “The Vow” is a romantic story with a hint of comedy starring Channing Tatum from “Step-Up” and “Dear John” and Rachel McAdams from “The Notebook.” Based on a true story of a married couple that gets into a life-changing car accident where the wife loses part of her memo...

‘Ghost Rider’ sequel fails to impress audiences

February 29, 2012

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Ghost Rider 2 had nothing much to do with the original plot line in the comics in which Johnny blaze appeared in 1972. To be frank most Nicolas Cage Films aren't made to be Oscar award winning pieces and this defiantly was no exception. Johnny Blaze was a stunt man who sold his sold to the devil in order to save his adoptive fathers ...

From school of magic to haunted house

February 16, 2012

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‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliff e brings it all in horror fl ick ‘Woman in Black’ Based on Susan Hill’s 1982 novel, “The Woman in Black” is a traditional horror flick, yet holds enough charm to remain a thoroughly enjoyable film. The film is set in early 20th Century England, where widowed Arthur Kipps (R...

‘Safe House’ plays it a little too safe

February 16, 2012

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Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to big screen in espionage thriller ‘Safe House’ One part academy award winner, another part today’s hottest funny man, equals exactly what you expect in this blasé and predictable espionage thriller. Safe House begins with a young eager CIA agent, Matt Weston, played b...

A different type of love story

February 16, 2012

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Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star in the remarkable movie about a family of California Grey Whales trapped in ice and the incredible journey they undertake to save them. Inspired by a true story and based on the 1989 book “Freeing the whales” by Tom Rose, this movie captures the hearts of anyone who watches it. The...

From fighting to silver screen, Gina Carano packs a punch

February 7, 2012

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  For all of the lovers of the good old-fashioned espionage action-packed films, that seem to be scarce in a world of rom-com’s and dramatic biopics, you need look no farther than the dramatic wild ride that is “Haywire.” Hype has been surrounding the film since director Steven Souderberg announced that the...

‘The Grey’ leaves no mysteries uncovered

February 7, 2012

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In the Film adaptation of Ian Mackenzie Jeffers short story “Ghost Walker,” “The Grey” breaks stereotypical survivor film genera films. Directed by Joe Carnahan, best known for his work on such films as “Smoking Aces”, “The A Team”, “Narc” and “The Forth Kind”, with original writer Ian Mackenzie Jeffe...

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