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Film review: Do you believe in magic?

Film review: Do you believe in magic?

It’s impossible to disregard the impressive smoke and mirrors as demonstrated by the inexhaustible talents of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” although the same can’t be said for the weak script and hollow laughs. 

Film review: ‘Dead Man Down’ shows signs of a pulse

Film review: ‘Dead Man Down’ shows signs of a pulse

Niels Arden Oplev’s English-language debut, “Dead Man Down,” sports an engrossing grim outlook on the pursuit of vengeance and an impressive array of cast performances, but the one-sided impact of said revenge and slapdash Hollywood climax leaves much to be desired.

Film Review: This ‘Oz’ just doesn’t feel like home

Film Review: This ‘Oz’ just doesn’t feel like home

Aside from a wealth of magnificent visuals and the efforts of Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, “Oz the Great and Powerful” ends up becoming half the yellow brick road that we’d hoped for due to an underdeveloped storyline and miscast key characters.

Review: Submarine thriller rises to the occasion

Review: Submarine thriller rises to the occasion

“Phantom” is a gripping, suspenseful submarine thriller featuring above-average performances from Ed Harris, David Duchovny, and William Fichtner.

Film Review: Yippee-Ki-Yuck: ‘Die Hard’ falls flat

Film Review: Yippee-Ki-Yuck: ‘Die Hard’ falls flat

“A Good Day to Die Hard” tarnishes the family name by gutting the iconic action series, tossing its core in front of an incoming armored truck and losing any chance at redemption as it gets mowed down by a volley of helicopter gunfire.

Film Review: ‘Haven’ has no safety in uneven story

Film Review: ‘Haven’ has no safety in uneven story

Lasse Hallström’s adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “Safe Haven” is a sweet yet uneven romantic tale; the ingredients required to make a schmaltzy chick flick are either not utilized to their fullest or demonstrated in a manner that lacks connectivity.

Film Review: Magic and substance make ‘Creatures’ compelling

Film Review: Magic and substance make ‘Creatures’ compelling

Heartfelt, enthralling, and wry, “Beautiful Creatures” doesn’t break new ground for its genre, but the cast performances and Southern Gothic vibe are instilled with an earnest magic that moviegoers of both sexes will find interesting and enjoyable.

Film Review: Use caution with ‘Side Effects’

Film Review: Use caution with ‘Side Effects’

Are you a patient of Steven Soderbergh’s?

Film Review: ‘Warm Bodies’ won’t leave you cold

Film Review: ‘Warm Bodies’ won’t leave you cold

“Warm Bodies” is the new poster child for the age-old “opposites attract” proverb, bringing the walking dead and the human heart together to form a decent outcome that will surprise moviegoers expecting rejection at first sight.

Film Review: Film turns lens onto the ‘Master of Suspense’

Film Review: Film turns lens onto the ‘Master of Suspense’

Part love story and part a peek behind-the-scenes, “Hitchcock” provides an exciting and insightful look into the challenges the eponymous figure and “Master of Suspense” faced while making “Psycho,” that even the legendary filmmaker would have been proud to see.