The Grandmaster │ Review


The overall effect of 'The Grandmaster' is like that of an 800-page novel in rich, luxurious, numbing prose. The surface is gorgeous and expansive, but the substance beneath can be summarized in a single paragraph.

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Kick-Ass 2 │ Review


There is some good material here and Hit Girl remains great, but often 'Kick-Ass 2' sets up for something outrageous and then cowers from it. “Have fun. That’s what it’s all about,” says Jim Carrey's character. Sadly, 'Kick-Ass 2' doesn't listen.

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Elysium │ Review


There is even greatness somewhere beneath the surface of 'Elysium.' But the film doesn’t do the needed digging to bring out its potential. It definitely packs a punch. It just doesn’t know where to aim.

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Fruitvale Station │ Review


There were very few people in attendance when I saw 'Fruitvale Station,' but every one of us sat in shocked silence as the credits rolled. This is a film that deserves open and thoughtful discussion about why young men like Oscar Grant wind up in such situations and how we as a society can prevent this from happening again.

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The Conjuring

The Conjuring Vera Farmiga

'The Conjuring' has everything that I look for when going into a horror film – relatable characters, strong writing, a balance between the male and female lead and a suspenseful atmosphere that lasts the entire film.

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[Infographic] Evolution of the Zombie

Zombies are everywhere these days. From the popularity of 'The Walking Dead' to Brad Pitt's summer blockbuster 'World War Z,' you'd have to be from the Land of the Dead yourself to be unaware of this trend. But just when did zombies become a popular horror trope and when did they become such a big part of our cultural awareness?

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The Wolverine | review


Freed from the onerous task of having to tell Logan’s convoluted origin story, 'The Wolverine' plumbs the popular anti-hero’s tortured psyche and emerges with introspective gold while also delivering the kind of ballistic, berserker action that fans expect of the character.

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