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‘Cinderella’ Review: This Old Fairy Tale Still Has Some Magic
The name “Disney” brings to mind images of fair princesses, charming princes, magical fairy tales, and simple happily ever afters. In recent years, though, Disney has begun rethinking their classic properties, and releasing more thematically complex versions of their famous films. Slee…
‘Chappie’ Review: Highly Artificial, Limited Intelligence
The technology in Neil Blomkamp’s movies is so fully realized and intricately detailed that it feels like another one of his characters. Now Blomkamp’s made Chappie, a film where that’s literally true in the form of a police robot given the gift of human consciousness. The resul…
‘Focus’ Review: Welcome Back, Movie Star Will Smith
It’s been a decade since Will Smith was “Will Smith” onscreen. Sure, he’s made movies in the last ten years; science-fiction pictures, dramas, comedies. He even played Satan, once. But none of them riffed on that classic Will Smith persona that everyone loves; the infecti…
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Review
Most of what I know about complex science comes from comic books, so forgive me if my understanding of quantum mechanics is a little off. But, I think it can mean that particles can exist in two states simultaneously. 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' a film loaded with such half-understood notions of dif…
‘Game of Thrones’ Review: “The Lion and the Rose”
‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 conjures its second episode of the season, “The Lion and the Rose,” as the royal wedding of Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell goes predictably awry, while Tyrion makes a heartbreaking sacrifice, and Ramsay Bolton gets a new mission from his father.
Last week's ‘Game of Thrones’ s…
Could Caleb Johnson Become The Next American Idol? [VIDEO]
It's been a while since I've covered an American Idol contestant but after last nights performance from Caleb Johnson, well, just crown him the winner right now. Caleb Johnson did an amazing job with Led Zeppelin's 'Dazed And Confused' recently. The judges really liked the p…
‘Divergent’ Review
Springing forth from the same lineage of Katniss Everdeen, far removed from the toxically weak Bella Swan bloodline, ‘Divergent’ heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior is well worth rooting for, even if her debut film isn’t as compelling as its leading lady. Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy, …

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