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Film review: ‘Furious 6′ is no jalopy

Film review: ‘Furious 6′ is no jalopy

Even with a full tank of gasoline, a modified engine, and an assortment of expert drivers, “Fast & Furious 6” spends more time trying to avoid getting into a car accident than living in the fast lane with confidence.

Film review: ‘Epic’ fails to journey beyond tropes

Film review: ‘Epic’ fails to journey beyond tropes

High-quality animation notwithstanding, the not-so epic “Epic” relies too heavily on clichés plucked from previous “save-nature-from-evil” movies and celebrity voices devoid of enthusiasm.

Film review: All pain, no gain in Bay’s fiasco

Film review: All pain, no gain in Bay’s fiasco

All brawn and no brains, “Pain & Gain” is a disgrace to the true story that it claims it wants to tell and a waste of power for the talented people involved.

Film review: ‘Disconnect’ serves as a wake up call

Film review: ‘Disconnect’ serves as a wake up call

Deeply personal and real to the core, “Disconnect” drives home the point it wants to make about us and the technology we use today.

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.

Review: ‘Jack’ spies some good  old-fashioned fun

Review: ‘Jack’ spies some good old-fashioned fun

Thanks to a bounty of gigantic visuals, enjoyably traditional storytelling and characters, and a jaw-dropping sense of adventure, “Jack the Giant Slayer” provides old-school blockbuster excitement that has become a rarity in this day and age.

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.