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A Frenetic Animated Adventure That Is Strictly for Tykes

Unfortunately, the people behind the latest installment of this animated series of movies abandoned the family-friendly formula which made the earlier films so popular with children of all ages. Instead,…

Gangs Engage in Bloody Turf War Over Marijuana Trade

If you’ve seen the documentary Cash Crop, then you know that violent Mexican drug cartels have begun to force their way into the United States to claim a share of…

Andrew Garfield Stars in Revival of Marvel Comics Series

When Columbia Pictures first brought Spider-Man to the big screen in 2002, the Marvel Comics adaptation was such a box-office bonanza that it spawned two equally successful sequels. Now, a…

Channing Tatum Stars as Reluctant Stripper in Riveting Drama

Channing Tatum held a number of odd jobs before he became a matinee idol, including a brief stint as a male stripper. Rather than deny that embarrassing episode in his…

Sandler and Samberg Co-Star in Crude Father-Son Comedy

Anybody familiar with the work of Adam Sandler knows he built his career playing dim-witted characters like Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), and The Waterboy (1998) in coarse comedies…

Archaeologists Search for Birthplace of Humanity in Horror Film

Dateline: Scotland, 2089. While spelunking along the shores of the Isle of Skye, archaeologists Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) discover an ancient painting etched into…

Yet Another Adaptation of the Enduring Grimm’s Fairytale

The primary problem with Snow White and the Huntsman is that it was released right on the heels of Mirror Mirror. True, a new version of Snow White has been…

Alien-Fighting Series Revived for Time-Travel Finale

One sign that scriptwriters have run out of fresh ideas is when they recycle the time-travel theme in order to extend a film series. This approach has been employed over…

International Armada Defends Earth From Aliens in Naval Showdown

Though ostensibly inspired by the Hasbro board game of the same name, Battleship is a special effects driven science fiction adventure that has more in common with blockbusters like Armageddon…

Depp Does Barnabas Justice in Adaptation of a Soap Opera

Dark Shadows was a daytime soap opera which originally aired on ABC-TV on weekday afternoons from 1966 to 1971. What made the program unique was its gothic storyline about Barnabas…