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Begin Again

Begin Again "Not Memorable"

July 21st, 2014

BEGIN AGAIN has a typical setup for a romantic comedy, but the most untraditional ending ever for a romantic comedy.[READ|SHARE]

Life Itself

Life Itself "Tough and Joyous"

July 21st, 2014

LIFE ITSELF is a documentary about the life and career of Roger Joseph Ebert, perhaps the most popular, famous, and successful film critic, who died April 4, 2013, at 70, and it is based on Ebert's autobiography of the same name.[READ|SHARE]

Obvious Child

Obvious Child "Not the Worst Movie"

July 6th, 2014

OBVIOUS CHILD has been getting outstanding reviews, but as with most movies these days, it won't be everyone's cup of tea.[READ|SHARE]

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys "With a Bullet"

June 29th, 2014

JERSEY BOYS is an adaptation of the 2005 award-winning musical on Broadway, it is directed by Clint Eastwood, it stars some of the same actors as were in the play, and it tells the story of the rise and fall and rise of the singing legends, Franki Valli and the[READ|SHARE]

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street "Lowbrow As It Gets"

June 24th, 2014

22 JUMP STREET is the sequel to the 2012 21 JUMP STREET, which in turn was a spoofy adaptation of the 1980 TV series, all of which just keeps on proving that Hollywood has run out of ideas.[READ|SHARE]

The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars "LOVE STORY for Teenagers"

June 12th, 2014

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS takes its title from Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR and not ROMEO AND JULIET, which would be more appropriate, except that this movie comes nowhere near the quality of any Shakespeare work.[READ|SHARE]


Chef "Tantalizes the Taste Buds"

June 5th, 2014

CHEF is more than just a little movie about food or about the personal redemption of a first-class chef.[READ|SHARE]

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm "Thousand Dollar Movie"

May 22nd, 2014

MILLION DOLLAR ARM is a comedy about sports, and it is about an underdog who eventually achieves success.[READ|SHARE]


Neighbors "Bro's before Neighbors"

May 15th, 2014

NEIGHBORS won the top spot at the box office its first weekend of release, which is another reason that this film should not be confused with the 1981 NEIGHBORS, which was John Belushi's last film.[READ|SHARE]

Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions "Totally Preposterous"

May 8th, 2014

BRICK MANSIONS is an action movie that might be of interest only to very huge fans of Paul Walker, the star of the FAST AND FURIOUS movies who was killed in 2013 in an auto accident.[READ|SHARE]

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