Movies Reviews

Movie Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

As has been proven many times, making a sequel to a beloved comedy is usually a fool’s errand. While Will Ferrell and his writing partner and director, Adam McKay, aren’t always hilarious (even the best comedians bomb sometimes), they’re no…

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Movie Review: Jennifer Lawrence Steals the Show in ‘American Hustle’

In a dazzling movie about the art of the con, the actress —- playing a feisty and frustrated New York housewife —- manages to steal all her scenes. And that’s no small feat, given the powerhouse lineup in this latest…

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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ a major improvement from first Hobbit movie

A follow-up to last year’s underwhelming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug feels like a return to form for the man who made his name directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Fans…

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Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Review

First adaptation of Cassandra Clare’ book strikes the wrong chord. The Young Adult book market is still a booming and since Twilight scored huge box office numbers every movie studio has tried to recapture its success. The Hunger Games emerged…

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The Lone Ranger Review

First appearing on radio way back in 1933, the lone ranger has since become an icon in American culture. Disney latest outing is a re-boot of the 80-year-old franchise and with Gore Verbinski as director (also of numerous Pirates of…

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Kick Ass 2 Review

Even more violent DIY superheroes take to the streets. 2010′s Kick Ass was a fresh take on the superhero genre and successfully adapted a popular comic book to the big screen. Although it didn’t make blockbuster money the movie was…

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The Conjuring Review

Old fashioned scares from the director of Saw and Insidious. Set in 1971 and based on true events, real life married psychic investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) come to the aid of the Perron family (Ron…

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The Heat Review

The US smash hit arrives in the UK. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig reunites with its breakout star Melissa McCarthy for another female driven comedy in this mismatched and often hilarious buddy movie. Sandra Bullock stars as tightly wound (but brilliant)…

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The Wolverine Review

Opening with a flashback to 1945, Logan (aka The Wolverine) saves the life of a young officer named Yashida during the atomic bombing at Nagasaki. Skip forward to the present day and many years after the events of X-Men: The…

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Now You See Me Review

It’s a kind of magic. A quartet of illusionists are brought together by a mysterious backer and take to Las Vegas to perform their daring feats to a sold out crowd. Known as The Four Horsemen (although one’s a woman)…

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