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Star Trek

Star Trek Boldly Goes “Into Darkness”

A big budget, special effects action bonanza, J.J. Abrams’s 2009 reboot of “Star Trek” accomplished what no other “Trek” film has done before. A massive success, it was a game changer for the series, transporting “Star Trek” from something only for fanboys into the mainstream. Suddenly it was cool to like “Star Trek.” By eschewing… Read More ›

Iron Man 3 review

Tony Stark is Back in Form with “Iron Man 3”

a smart, character-driven blockbuster

“Stoker” is Ridiculousness at Its Most Stylish

There was quite a bit of hype surrounding “Stoker” for a few reasons. First, it was written by Wentworth Miller, the star of TV’s “Prison Break.” He sent the screenply out to Hollywood under a pseudonym so it would be treated like every other script in town. Once it got picked up, Chan-wook Park, who… Read More ›

Soderbergh “Retires” in Style with “Side Effects”

Nobody really retires in the entertainment industry. Jay-Z has made more music since he “hung up the mic” than he did before. Now, Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh seems to have caught the retirement bug, announcing that “Side Effects” will be his last film. Rooney Mara is outstanding as Emily, a depressed wife whose husband… Read More ›

Zombies Find Love in “Warm Bodies”

There’s been baby zombies, legless zombies, naked zombies, pet zombies and even fast zombies. But “Warm Bodies” is the first time a zombie in love has been presented on screen. R (Nicholas Hoult) is having a bit of a dead-life crisis. He doesn’t remember his name, most of his conversations are internal, and he’s tired… Read More ›