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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: Neighbors is No Animal House

MOVIE REVIEW: Neighbors is No Animal House

With interchangeable characters, and play for laugh scenes, neighbors is no Animal House.

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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: The Grand Budapest Hotel

MOVIE REVIEW: The Grand Budapest Hotel

If you are looking for a nice place to visit, I suggest “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which opened to wider audiences this week.

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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: ‘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: ‘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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MOVIE REVIEW: “12 Years a Slave” Chronicles Fall of Once Free Man Into Horrors of Slavery

MOVIE REVIEW: “12 Years a Slave” Chronicles Fall of Once Free Man Into Horrors of Slavery

We watch as Solomon becomes a slave. Worse than that, we see him witness many of the atrocities of slavery. To give you an idea how bad it was, they had to invent the word “abolish.”

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‘Captain Phillips’ Demonstrates Another Kind of Modern Piracy

‘Captain Phillips’ Demonstrates Another Kind of Modern Piracy

“Captain Phillips” opened today, and I don’t think I will ever set foot on a cargo ship in Somali waters again.

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