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Pacific Rim – THESE MONSTERS AND ROBOTS ROCK

July 12, 2013 Ask any scifi fan, they’ll likely tell you this week’s big movie, Pacific Rim, is in their top five most anticipated releases of the year. If you don’t know about it already, you might be curious enough to read on, and to find out about it now… Plot: Giant robots fight giant …

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“White House Down”: Channing Tatum puts the “Abs” in “Absurd”

June 29, 2013 The first 40 minutes or so of White House Down, from director Roland Emmerich (of Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012) is entertaining enough. We, the audience, know going in what to expect. Testosterone-laden dialogue, limited development of the same basic list of uninventive characters, a minimum of exposition and …

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Monsters U, Much Ado and Zombies Too! Cinema Siren reviews!

June 20, 2013 This weekend at the movies, there’s something for everyone, with a broad spectrum of subjects and targeted audiences in the offing. Zombies are bringing about the apocalypse in director Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. Monsters University is a new release by the magicians over at Pixar who seem able, …

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Indie Spotlight: Trance- A Hypnotic Headtrip Worth Taking

April 12, 2013 Director Danny Boyle, fresh off being dubbed a national hero for his triumph directing the Olympic ceremonies in London, took another big directorial risk with his new release Trance. It is a frenetic, haunting genre-bender that grabs hold of and keeps your attention from its first moments to its last with such …

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Looper: A Loopy Mind-Bender Worth Your Time

Friday, September 28, 2012 Looper is an ambitious and deeper take on time-travel and the future than the usual sci-fi action flick, and if approached with patience and an open mind, it will blow yours away at least as much as the oft-featured blunderbuss in the film. It starts slowly. In fact, it maintains a …

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Lawless – Bloody Good Acting

Monday, September 3, 2012 Just opening on the big screen is Lawless, the story of three brothers who made and ran moonshine in Franklin County, VA. It is based on a book by local novelist Matt Bondurant with a screenplay written by Nick Cave. This indie release, directed by Aussie John Hillcoat, brings together a …

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MEN IN BLACK 3: Rick Baker, Josh Brolin Help Create the Best of the Franchise

Friday, May 25, 2012 If you’re like me, you may have pondered, “Why, 10 years after an MIB sequel that stunk up the theatre like Edgar the Bug’s rotting human skin, are they releasing another sequel? How can it possibly be worth seeing?” Well, you ask, is it? Oh yeah! Definitely the best of the …

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