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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

I set my clock for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” today and the result was alarming. They are not monkeying around this time.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Transcendence May be one to Pass over

MOVIE REVIEW: Transcendence May be one to Pass over

“Transcendence” and Good Friday seemed to go together in this biblical version of the birth, death and resurrection of artificial intelligence (AI). Even though I love science fiction, this may be one you want to pass over.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Shows Kermit’s Range as an Actor

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Shows Kermit’s Range as an Actor

I was afraid this movie was about that case, or worse, they dug up more evidence from when the Muppets took Manhattan in 1984, but no, this is an all-new, exciting motion picture.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kudos to ‘The Lego Movie’

MOVIE REVIEW: Kudos to ‘The Lego Movie’

By the time we get to the third act in this movie, there has been such a buildup – by master builders – that I did not think there was any way this thing was going to look like the picture on the box.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Non-Stop’ Keeps up the Action

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Non-Stop’ Keeps up the Action

The new dramatic thriller “Non-Stop” opened today, and I bought a ticket to this wild ride. Now I feel a little like Quint from “Jaws,” as I walked out of the theater screaming, “I will never get on a plane again.”

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘3 Days to Kill’ Not Killing It in Theaters

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘3 Days to Kill’ Not Killing It in Theaters

“3 Days to Kill” is the kind of movie they usually dump on us in mid February. I think it’s also how much time Luc Besson (“The Transporter”) had when they asked him to write the script.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘RoboCop’ Reboot Feels more Robotic than Human

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘RoboCop’ Reboot Feels more Robotic than Human

Today I am ashamed to admit I saw “RoboCop,” the 2014 model with all the fancy upgrades.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Resembles Gatsby without Its Soul

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Resembles Gatsby without Its Soul

Belfort is driven by booze, drugs, hookers and, most of all, greed. Money is the juice that gets him going in the morning and his sole reason for living.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘American Hustle,’ Where Facade Is Everything

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘American Hustle,’ Where Facade Is Everything

Irving cares what he looks like while just about everything about him is false. He’s a small-time con artist who meets his match in Sydney (Amy Adams from “Man of Steel”).

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Dares Us to Live the Dream

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Dares Us to Live the Dream

We are all Walter Mitty in some form. We are all ordinary people with big dreams of doing something extraordinary one day. Very few actually have the courage to take that leap of faith.

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