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Sexy action star Scarlett Johansson can't save Lucy: Absurd premise annoys any average human brain

By Alex Bentley

Most movies require that viewers suspend their disbelief at least a little in order to properly enjoy the stories they have to tell. However, the latest from writer/director Luc Besson, Lucy, uses ...


Kickstarter Film Fail

Can we get our money back? Zach Braff's Kickstarter film fails to deliver

By Alex Bentley

Zach Braff touched a lot of hearts, including mine, with his self-assured directorial debut, 2004’s Garden State. So much so that thousands of people dug into their own pockets to help financ ...


Don't Miss Masterpiece

The first great movie of the year: Texas director's Boyhood is a don't-miss masterpiece

By Alex Bentley

There have been some audacious experiments in the history of cinema, but none quite like Richard Linklater’s latest, Boyhood. For 12 years, Linklater has been making a movie about a boy growi ...


Movie Time

The best Planet of the Apes movie ever? Dawn emerges as summer's rare worthy blockbuster

By Alex Bentley

In a time when most action movies seem to have no heart, soul or intelligence, leave it to the one that features talking apes as its central characters to show everybody else how it’s done. ...


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Abortion comedy movie works: Obvious Child is funny and sweet rather than offensive

By Alex Bentley

Movies are so homogenized in the 21st century that it counts as a shock when a film takes a true risk. That is certainly the case with Obvious Child, a comedy that dares to broach the hot-button is ...


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Music waste: Clint Eastwood makes a mess of Jersey Boys, fails to deliver a worthy movie

By Alex Bentley

Since debuting in 2005, Jersey Boys has been one of the most popular Broadway musicals around. It has also revived interest in Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group that, despite being induct ...


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Clown win: Jonah Hill makes 22 Jump Street even crazier — and more hilarious — than the bromance original

By Alex Bentley

When 21 Jump Street came out in 2012, few expected it to become the success that it did. But Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum had the ineffable chemistry every good buddy comedy needs, and the film wa ...


Movie Time

No Zooey Deschanel, no problem: (500) Days Of Summer team scores again with Fault in Our Stars

By Alex Bentley

Movie romances tend to come with a certain formula, and that doesn't usually include main characters afflicted with deadly diseases. That’s just the first of many things that makes The Fa ...


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Tom Cruise proves he's smarmy, cocky and surprisingly funny, but a lame Edge of Tomorrow still implodes

By Alex Bentley

When we first encounter Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, he, as Major William Cage, is at his smarmy best, shilling to TV news shows on behalf of a global military alliance created to combat an alie ...


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Bella Thorne can't save Adam Sandler in Blended: This is no Wedding Singer

By Alex Bentley

Adam Sandler is not in the business of surprising people. The vast majority of films released under his Happy Madison Productions banner are comedies that aim for cheap, easy laughs with little cha ...


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