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Saturday, November 17, 2018

“Maleficent” fails to recapture Disney’s best villainess

Hollywood has been on a kick lately with films like “Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” — and television as well with “Once Upon a Time” — trying to breathe...

“Kung Fu Panda 3” repeats the last two

“Kung Fu Panda 3” is an animated adventure starring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston and J.K. Simmons. It was funny if familiar (especially if you watched “The Legend of Korra”)...

“Vampire Academy” Review

Just when the vampire craze was about to be put back into its grave, the film industry decided to bring it back with the film “Vampire Academy.” Based on the book series of the...

“Warm Bodies” Review

Touted by critics and audiences everywhere as the “Romeo and Juliet” of zombie stories, “Warm Bodies” is a creepy, unique premise for a twist on the undead genre. It is a satisfyingly typical love...

Jon Stewart has solid directorial debut with “Rosewater”

While he is an amazing satirist in front of the camera with expressive hand gestures and funny rants, Jon Stewart is a tad awkward as a director in his first movie, “Rosewater.” Based on...

“Ender’s Game” Movie Review

“Ender’s Game” had a difficult journey getting to the big screen. The author of the original novel, Orson Scott Card, refused to give up the rights to the film for decades due to creative...

Greta Gerwig deftly pays tribute to hometown Sacramento in “Lady Bird”

Remember all those petty arguments you had with your mom growing up? She’d get angry at you for something you’d swear you’re not guilty of, or maybe you’d be angry at her for something...

“The Age of Adaline”: Boring Dorian Gray

I have a question for all of you. Would you be comfortable being in a committed relationship with someone who had previously been in a sexual relationship with one of your parents? Just speak...

“Game Night”: I know that reference!

Remember the rumor that circulated middle school campuses nationwide that Marilyn Manson surgically removed his own ribs to fellate himself? I certainly do. Remember when Ed Norton was The Hulk? What about “Fight Club”?...

“The Water Diviner” provides a well of entertainment

Released just in time for Anzac Day, an Australian national holiday commemorating veterans, Russell Crowe stars in and directs “The Water Diviner,” a tragic and heartfelt historical epic set just after World War I....