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Heroes and fools assemble: The best films of 2012

Heroes and fools assemble: The best films of 2012

Come top 10 time, it’s easy to embellish the moviegoing experience — make yourself appear more “cultured” by namedropping a French film from Cannes or finding an excruciating flick — “Les Miz”, perhaps — and waxing positive about it, proving you “get it.” I’m, of course, referring to critics and the occasional insecure hipster determining [...] [...more]

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Marvelous ‘Avengers’ Soars to Box Office Heights, for Good Reason

Marvelous ‘Avengers’ Soars to Box Office Heights, for Good Reason

If I hear another naive comparison between “The Avengers” and “Transformers” I’m gonna get angry…and you won’t like me when I’m angry. This epic saga is a corrective to all soulless actioners that replace acting with recitation and coherent special effects with convoluted and confusing CGI. Here comes sophomore director Joss Whedon to save the [...] [...more]

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Capes, Aliens and Vampires: Summer Flicks the Nerds Will Love

Capes, Aliens and Vampires: Summer Flicks the Nerds Will Love

This is a summer season straight out of the Comic Con program. Superhero sequels, two vampires strolling into town, and a slew of alien invasions are geared up for the summer blockbuster lineup, taking the occasional break for children’s films about being “Brave”, and a bunch of zoo animals and a few from several million [...] [...more]

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