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Review: Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World – An island of oddity

June 10, 2015 – 7:45 am
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

This excellent film explores the eccentric home and psyche of world famous surrealist artisan, H.R. Giger, known for his wickedly dark biomechanical stylings.

Review: San Andreas – Cartoon catastrophe with a shaky premise

May 29, 2015 – 7:45 am
San Andreas

The shaky premise of this cartoonish catastrophe is drowning in so much ridiculous melodrama that all the cool collapsing buildings in the world can’t save it.

Review: Hot Pursuit – Runs cold and old

May 8, 2015 – 7:45 am
Hot Pursuit

Insulting and awkward, Hot Pursuit is a rehash of age-old material that runs cold quickly and is likely to set the entire women’s movement back for decades.

Review: Ex Machina – A.I. Sci-Fi done right

April 24, 2015 – 7:45 am
Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a science-fiction film that takes a smart and realistic look at the creation of intelligent, lifelike robots and our selfish desire to build them.

Review: Enemy – It came from Canada

March 21, 2014 – 7:48 am

Enemy is hard to describe and the studio’s ambiguous summary of the picture doesn’t even begin to describe how strange it is.

Review: Grudge Match – Fighting fossils win by split decision

December 25, 2013 – 7:53 am
Grudge Match

Grudge Match, which plays off its two actors’ cinematic history, is an interesting concept and one that, despite some lame goofiness, is a fun nostalgic movie.

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street – Dollars to debauchery

December 25, 2013 – 7:49 am
The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is very well crafted film and one that should scare the bejeesus out of you (albeit in an entertaining way.)

Review: The Book Thief – Can a Nazi kid steal your heart?

November 15, 2013 – 7:45 am
The Book Thief

The Book Thief depicts a Holocaust-lite version of World War II era Nazi Germany and inadvertently poses the question, “Can a cute Nazi kid steal your heart?”

Review: Ender’s Game – Gamers save the galaxy

November 1, 2013 – 7:50 am
Ender's Game

Even though it is clunky at times and rushed at others, Ender’s Game is still one of the best science-fiction films to come along in some time.

Review: About Time – It’s about life, not technicalities

November 1, 2013 – 7:46 am
About Time

About Time will hopefully make you think more about life, love and how you spend your valuable time on Earth, rather than haphazard rules regarding time travel.

Review: The Fifth Estate – Whistle blown on awkward Assange adventure

October 18, 2013 – 7:45 am
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate starts with a very promising visual history of human communications then meanders into an array of false starts and disjointed sequences.

Review: Getaway – You can’t escape stupid

August 30, 2013 – 12:01 am

For “Getaway” they’ve removed any semblance of logic or entertainment value, while proving that you can go as fast as you like, but you can’t escape stupid.

Review: Elysium – Not perfect, but still profound

August 9, 2013 – 12:03 am

Elysium wraps thoughtful social commentary in an action-packed, visually stunning package that is palatable to moviegoers who don’t even care about the message.

Review: We’re the Millers – Half-baked humor breaks badly

August 7, 2013 – 12:01 am
We're the Millers

The new crime-comedy We’re the Millers showcases all sorts of crude and obscene  humor, trying desperately to earn a hard “R” rating, but the story lives in a world where cartoon-like gangsters buy, sell and …