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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who hunts criminals as the masked vigilante Batman in Gotham City, is furious to see Superman (Henry Cavill) partly responsible for so many deaths in Metropolis. The 3D sequel to Man of Steel (2013) is more ambitious, visually and narratively, but once you get over the thrill of watching these … Continue reading Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Judge Dredd

ONE MAN IS JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER.  In the 2080s, most of mankind live in huge “Mega-Cities” where crime is rampant; Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) works as virtually a one-man army, serving as a cop, judge and executioner. The director’s first Hollywood movie disappointed fans of the original comic book. The action is well paced … Continue reading Judge Dredd

Inside Out: Rollercoaster of Emotions

MEET THE LITTLE VOICES INSIDE YOUR HEAD. In 2009, director Pete Docter had completed and released the phenomenal Pixar film Up when he started noticing things about his preteen daughter Elie. She was becoming more shy and reserved, going through a process that Docter recognized from his own childhood. As he looked into the science … Continue reading Inside Out: Rollercoaster of Emotions

Man of Steel

I guess everyone who complained about Superman Returns (2006) can shut up now, because this is what the nerd rage led to – a reboot of the franchise in the shape of a 3D blockbuster that spends one hour building a reawakened interest in the genesis story of Superman and then ruins everything with a … Continue reading Man of Steel

Secretariat

THE IMPOSSIBLE TRUE STORY. In the late 1960s, Colorado housewife Penny Chenery Tweedy (Diane Lane) takes over her ailing father’s (Scott Glenn) thoroughbred racing operation in Virginia even though it’s a huge gamble. Another well-made Disney movie about a real-life success story from the world of sports (not unlike Miracle (2004)) that has good performances, … Continue reading Secretariat

Nights in Rodanthe

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR A SECOND CHANCE.  Doctor Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives at a North Carolina inn, which is temporarily tended by Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane); they are both going through crises and find a sympathetic shoulder to lean on. Critics had few nice things to say about renowned Broadway director George C. … Continue reading Nights in Rodanthe

The Perfect Storm

THE STORM IS COMING. The Andrea Gail, a fishing boat captained by Billy Tyne (George Clooney), finds itself at the center of a ”perfect storm” out in the North Atlantic. Director Wolfgang Peterson knows how to make good action movies and this time Mother Nature is the bad guy. The story about the 1991 storm … Continue reading The Perfect Storm

The Glass House

TO EVERYONE ELSE, THEIR SIMPLE GAME OF DECEPTION WASN’T OBVIOUS. TO HER, IT WAS AS CLEAR AS GLASS. 16-year-old Ruby Baker (Leelee Sobieski) and her kid brother move into the house of their suddenly deceased parents’ best friends, but they act strangely… A very ordinary thriller that gets a boost from charismatic acting; Sobieski is engaging … Continue reading The Glass House