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Monday, July 28, 2014
RED 2 follows original with more FUN
Posted Friday, July 19, at 12:29 PM
When "RED" was released in 2010, the cast never thought it would become a franchise. However, after the huge success of the first film, the second film was immediately green lit and it does not disappoint. Picking up right where the original leaves off, "RED 2" reunites Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his now girlfriend Sara Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) with Moses' team of Retired and Extremely Dangerous operatives to recover a long-lost nuclear device in Russia. ...

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After Earth is a great idea but falls short of delivery
Posted Monday, June 3, at 3:20 PM

The latest M. Night Shyamalan film After Earth is worth seeing for the continued development of child actor Jaden Smith. However, moviegoers looking for much more than that may be slightly disappointed at the lack of character and story development in the movie...

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Abrams continues to boldly go where no director has gone before
Posted Monday, June 3, at 3:19 PM

In Star Trek: Into Darkness, Director J.J. Abrams continues to redefine the reboot genre using the original series as his playground and broadening the story lines, characters and sets to create a new materpiece, going where no directors have gone before (sorry I couldn't help myself). ...

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Tom Cruise's "Jack Reacher" fails to reach audiences
Posted Wednesday, January 2, at 3:16 PM

A former Army sharpshooter appears to randomly kill five people in Pittsburgh, Penn. In what looks to be an open and shut case, James Barr is arrested and makes only one request: Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). Reacher, who has a vendetta against Barr for murders he committed in Iraq, looks to make sure that Barr pays for these crimes after he was acquitted in Iraq on a technicality...

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The Hobbit kicks off the Christmas season with an epic adventure
Posted Monday, December 24, at 11:41 AM

After nine long years, fans could not wait to return to Middle Earth and their patience has been rewarded. After the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson immediately began plans to bring J.R.R Tolkien's original book in the series: "The Hobbit" to the big screen. The project endured an endless number of pre-production challenges, but fans' patience has been rewarded, as the first film in The Hobbit trilogy: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was well worth the wait...

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Rise of the Guardians delivers some holiday fun
Posted Monday, November 26, at 2:31 PM

Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians is a wonderful family-film reminding us of our purity as children and the power of finding your purpose in life. The film follows our most popular cultural mythical characters: North (Santa Claus voiced by Alec Baldwin), Bunny (the Easter Bunny voiced by Hugh Jackman), Tooth (the Tooth Fairy voiced by Isla Fisher) and Sandy (the Sandman), guardians of children's innocence and memories, protectors against Pitch (the Boogeyman voiced by Jude Law) who is threatening children with fear and nightmares. ...

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Red Dawn remake shows that some originals are best left untouched
Posted Friday, November 23, at 1:22 PM

After a two-year delay due to MGM's financing challenges, the long-awaited remake of the 1984 cult-classic film by the same name, may leave fans of the original wishing that MGM had left the project on the shelf. Director Dan Bradley, best known for his stunt work in the Jason Bourne series and a variety of big budget Hollywood films, makes his directorial debut in this story about a group of high school students in Spokane, Wash. who defend their town from North Korean invaders...

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Breaking Dawn Part 2 offers wonderful conclusion to Twilight series
Posted Friday, November 16, at 1:06 PM

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 gives fans of the Twilight series the fantastic finale they have been waiting for since they were first immersed in Stephanie Meyers world of vampires and werewolves in 2005. Based on the popular book series, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the exciting conclusion to the second half of Meyers last novel and tells the story of Bella Swan's (Kristen Stewart) new life as a vampire, her faithful husband Edward Cullen's (Robert Pattison) quest to protect her and their new daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) and the complications that surface from having a werewolf friend in Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).. ...

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Here Comes the Boom offers a fun, family comedy
Posted Wednesday, October 17, at 4:28 PM

In early fall good films are hard to come by as studios wait for the November and December months to make a push for the Academy Awards and other high-profile honors. However, the Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom provides a fun, family-friendly film that all can enjoy, laugh and root for...

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One may have to be a zombie to enjoy Resident Evil: Retribution
Posted Tuesday, September 18, at 2:02 PM

Retribution is defined as the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin or injury. The definition packs more of a punch than does the latest Resident Evil film, "Resident Evil: Retribution". The fifth film in the series follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she continues her fight against the Umbrella Corporation, her former employer, with the help of a small group of survivors of the human race...

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"Lawless" falls short of closing out the summer with a bang
Posted Wednesday, September 5, at 12:09 PM

Bootlegging. Gangsters. Outlaws. What's not to like about this 1920s tale about three bootlegging brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia based on a true story? It turns out a lot, as John Hillcoat's movie "Lawless", written by Nick Cave falls short of the gritty dramas that have set the standard for this period in American history...

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October Baby brings a different perspective to abortion debate
Posted Friday, August 31, at 1:35 PM

Life Choices partnered with First Christian Church here in Dyersburg on Thursday evening to screen the movie October Baby, an independent film about a college freshman, Hannah Lawson, played by newcomer Rachel Hendrix who discovers that she is the adopted survivor of an aborted pregnancy. ...

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Timothy Green rediscovers the oddness inside each of us
Posted Tuesday, August 21, at 11:31 AM

As the summer movie season draws to a close, fans of big screen popcorn flicks begin to suffer withdrawals and finding a good film is not always the easiest thing from week to week. And while I do not believe that Peter Hedges, director and screenwriter of Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green, will tell anyone that his film is a cure for the post-summer film blues, his film is original, entertaining and certainly worth the price of admission...

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Bourne Legacy thrilling but falls short of rebooting franchise
Posted Tuesday, August 14, at 7:42 PM

In a summer or rebooted movies, "The Bourne Legacy" is the latest popcorn flick that looks to reanimate its former self. The fourth film in the Bourne series based on characters created by Robert Ludlum and brought to life on the big screen by Tony Gilroy, "The Bourne Legacy" moves beyond telling the story of Jason Bourne and moves on to tell the story of Aaron Cross played skillfully by Jeremy Renner...

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A brilliant conclusion to the Batman trilogy
Posted Wednesday, July 25, at 10:21 AM

The Dark Knight Rises will long live in our minds as an epic superhero drama forever tied to the tragic events in Aurora, Colo. The world is now familiar with the shooting that unfolded on Friday, July 20 at the midnight showing of the movie's premiere killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. ...

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Did we need another Spider-Man movie?
Posted Thursday, July 5, at 12:00 PM

The question has been raised repeatedly ever since Sony announced its plans to reboot the comic book based franchise in 2010. Did we need another Spider-Man movie? After making three films between 2002 and 2007 that grossed billions worldwide, die hard fans seemed skeptical for the need to make another film. ...

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Snow White and the Huntsman
Posted Friday, June 8, at 1:38 PM

The classic fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is given a modern day makeover in Rupert Sanders' adaptation of "Snow White and the Huntsman" starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as Ravenna, the evil queen. ...

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Obsessed
Posted Tuesday, September 1, at 3:12 PM

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Forgetting Sara Marshall
Posted Tuesday, November 25, at 4:32 PM

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II
Posted Tuesday, November 25, at 4:31 PM

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