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Thor Heyerdahl Replicates Historic Migration to Polynesia

At the beginning of the 20th century it was generally agreed that Polynesia had been settled by Asians arriving from the Far East. But it’s one thing for a professor…

The Great Gatsby: DiCaprio Is Gatsby in 3-D Adaptation of Literary Classic

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is an era defining literary masterpiece that captured the decadence, debauchery, and self-destruction of privileged elites living in the lap of luxury at the height…

Iron Man 3: Downey Back as Bon Vivant Billionaire/Wisecracking Superhero

This film is the seventh movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series that started with Iron Man 1 in 2008, and followed by The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor,…

The Big Wedding: A-List Cast Can’t Save Atrocious Adaptation of French Farce

This picture is such a disaster that it’s hard to decide where to start in critiquing it. I could talk about how it is just the latest case of Hollywood…

Pain & Gain: Bay’s Film Recreates a Real-Life Kidnapping Plot

Michael Bay is a director who has been associated with mindless stunt filled action films such as Armageddon, Bad Boys, and the Transformers series. His latest offering, however, Pain &…

42:Jackie Robinson Biopic Recounts Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier

From its formation in the late 19th century until well into the 1940s, major league baseball operated in accordance with an unwritten rule that the sport was to remain strictly…

The Sapphires: Australian Quartet Entertained the Troops in Vietnam War

As young children, the McCrae sisters, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), were forming a promising singing group with their cousin Kay (Shari Sebbens). But the…

Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced Presidential Bodyguard Redeems Himself in Thriller

While serving as the President’s (Aaron Eckhart) personal bodyguard, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) grew very close to the first family. During his tenure at the White House, the dedicated detail-oriented…

Admission: Princeton Is Setting for Film About the College Admissions Process

Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) has worked for 16 years in the admissions office at Princeton, the university regularly rated by experts as among the best in the country. Because of…

The Croods: Cavemen Summon Up Courage to Explore in Animated Adventure

Are you better off than you were four million years ago? That’s the evolutionary question playfully posed by The Croods, a visually captivating action cartoon about a family of cave…