MOVIE MAN

Fourth Mad Max runs out of gas late

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Movie Man

You don't see movies like this much anymore. Aside from daring non-CGI action sequences - a lot of them - there are some shocking, startling and downright squeamishly freakish scenes and visions in "Mad Max: Fury Road" - the sort of sequences you seldom see in a major release these days.

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Pursuit of laughs exhausting in buddy film

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Movie Man

Hot Pursuit is one of those movies where you get what you pay for.

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Avengers 2 not super-duper but still good fun

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Movie Man

As everyone on the planet expected, the Avengers sequel, "Age of Ultron", dominated the world box office.

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Top 10 Predictions

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Movie Man

Ah, trying to divine what the top 10 movies of the summer will be - always a Movie Man favorite.

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Second mall cop movie robbed of laughs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Movie Man

Movie Wife has a ready answer as to why movies like "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and this week's "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" are so successful.

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Man, ‘The Longest Ride’ is mighty long all right

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Movie Man

Chick flicks will be around forever. While TV networks like Lifetime cater to the same crowd that often devours "bodice-ripper" novels, many women love a full-bore romantic movie, too.

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At 2-plus hours Furious car movie is anything but fast

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Movie Man

As expected, "Furious 7" - yet another sequel in the Fast and the Furious series - destroyed the April record book.

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‘Home’ is a safe place to take your kids

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Movie Man

In these days of social media, everyone is a critic, and sometimes their cyber-waves can damage a movie.

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Guns and gazes: Another teen revolutionary/love story

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Movie Man

Teens are the primary audience for many movies, and that's certainly true for this recent spate of adaptations of young adult (YA) novels.

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Bibbity-Bobbity-Bore: ‘Cinderella’ lacks magic

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Movie Man

This week's Movie Man will have a couple of "Downton Abbey" references. And mentions of some old Disney cartoons.

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Robot movie looks good, but it’s a rattle trap

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Movie Man

Despite massive advance publicity, "Chappie" underperformed substantially at the box office. That's because it's not that hot.

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‘Focus’ not picture perfect, but it’s fun

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Movie Man

How can anybody not like Will Smith? As with Denzel Washington or Tom Hanks, he's beloved. Even when he goes through a downturn.

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Costner breaks the tape in another sports movie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Movie Man

Disney is wise. The studio makes superhero movies. They create kid-friendly pictures, animated and otherwise.

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Humorous, violent action flick impresses

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Movie Man

Last week's movie, "Jupiter Ascending" (Movie Man No. 1126, a 3), was delayed from the previous summer.

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Delayed space opera is lost in space

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Movie Man

Here's another movie that supports the theory that bad major movies get dumped into February.

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Race/rights/addiction movie struggles

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Movie Man

You gotta give Kevin Costner credit: He's really hawking "Black or White."

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Beloved British movie adaptation bears watching

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Movie Man

The Movie Man's master plan for this week was to see another Best Picture nominee. But things just didn't work out, so he headed to a kids movie instead.

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Eastwood hits bulls-eye with ‘Sniper’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Movie Man

Sometimes films are highly anticipated. Or advertised to the max. Or both.

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Even with its flaws, Selma’s tale must be told

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Movie Man

Some movies end up being great - all-time classics - and others shoot for that elite status yet fall short. "Selma" lands in that latter category, but it's still a very good movie.

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Enigmatic Cumberbatch stellar in ‘The Imitation Game’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Movie Man

The guy with the weirdest name is the hottest actor going right now.

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