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Movie Review: “Silver Linings Playbook”

January 23, 2013

  “Silver Linings Playbook” is an outstanding film and has earned a spot in my top five favorite movies of all time. The actors are perfectly cast in their roles. The screenplay, adopted from the novel of the same name, is witty and entertaining, and the direction, by the boundary pushing...

Movie Review: “Resident Evil: Retribution”

September 18, 2012

  For “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the fifth time is not the charm. Wait, that cliché is supposed to apply to third movies. Well, the third time wasn’t the charm for this series either, but here we are anyway – five movies into a story that didn’t deserve one sequel, let alone four. But,...

Movie review: The Hunger Games

April 4, 2012

  “The Hunger Games” is a superb film. It’s well made, beautifully acted and perhaps most importantly, faithfully adapted from the book. The movie is a shining achievement in the checkered history of big-screen translations of novels. I had few gripes after walking out of the theater, m...

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