MOVIE MAN

‘The Good Dinosaur’ is just that, good

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Movie Man

Pixar's second movie in one year - a rarity - has arrived with "The Good Dinosaur." It could hardly be more different looking than the earlier one, "Inside Out" (Movie Man No. 1144, 7), and that's a good thing.

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Oh, this is the last ‘Witch Hunter,’ all right

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Movie Man

While the Movie Man often references box office results because it's a blatant indicator of a movie's acceptance, a film can be good - even great - and draw far fewer viewers than a crappy one that's popular.

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Peak an homage to past ghostly, gory classics

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
By Movie Man

The Movie Man hates it when several good movies come out on the same weekend since he always focuses on just one to review.

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‘The Intern’ shines early, but then it’s no sale

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
By Movie Man

The Movie Man had planned on going to see "Pan" this week, but that did not occur because of circumstances beyond his control.

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‘The Martian’ says: Pay attention in science class

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
By Movie Man

It's always nice when a good movie follows a bad one. That's what's happened this week: The Martian helped get the poor taste of Hotel Transylvania 2 (Movie Man No. 1169, 3) from the Movie Man's mouth.

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Hotel No. 2 toothless in the humor department

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Movie Man

Sometimes the Movie Man can still be surprised. He'll see a movie that he loves and no one else does. And he'll hate something others revere. It's happened again.

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‘Scorch Trials’ heats up Maze series

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Movie Man

With "The Hunger Games" being the cinematic Young Adult gold standard (excluding the Harry Potter series, which belongs to another untouchable galaxy, and the insanely profitable Twilight films that folks can't forget about fast enough), all others aimed at a teen audience seem to be piled up in a jumbled logjam.

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M. Night Shyamalan returns for a nice Visit

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By Movie Man

It must be tricky to come out of the cinematic blocks like a shot, sustain momentum for a while, then seemingly flame out. That's what happened to M. Night Shyamalan.

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How things went and how things are gonna go

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Movie Man

A few times a year, the movie slate is really bad. This is one of those weeks, so that's when the Movie Man takes the time to review his summer film predictions and map out the rest of the year.

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Game adaptations take another hit, man

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Movie Man

The Movie Man did not know "Hitman: Agent 47" was based on a video game.

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Straight outta the gate to No. 1 for Compton

Wednesday, August 18, 2015
By Movie Man

It looks like the Movie Man made the right choice by going to see "Straight Outta Compton" over "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

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‘Fantastic Four’ is hardly fantastic

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Movie Man

Oh, my. The advance buzz was right about the "Fantastic Four."

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Seems impossible, but rogue nation best one yet

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Movie Man

Say what you want about Tom Cruise - his private life might not be too impressive, but his film career sure is. Cruise is a movie star.

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Pixels doesn’t one-up Sandler’s reputation

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Movie Man

Critics are tearing apart the latest Adam Sandler movie, and "Pixels," despite a cool premise, could not even win the week.

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Ant-Man becomes next big Marvel hit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Movie Man

Marvel Comics has mined its catalogue for its most popular heroes: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and the Avengers all have made a ton of cash.

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Hyperactive minions deliver animated laughs

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Movie Man

The first "Despicable Me" (2010, Movie Man No. 885, 7) was mighty good even without those strange, gibberish-uttering yellow beings devoted to Gru running around everywhere.

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Arnold comes back once again to Terminate stuff

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Movie Man

Nothing hurts your head more than a time travel movie.

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Simply ‘1’ of the worst movies ever

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Movie Man

The seemingly impossible has occurred: A worse movie than "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" (Movie Man No. 1136, 3) has arrived.

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Emotional rescue theme of latest Pixar hit

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Movie Man

For a long time, the genius animators at Pixar seemed to never miss. It looked like they would produce an endless series of exceptional movies.

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Fourth dinosaur movie is a monster

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Movie Man

As usual, it's sequel/series city this summer. That's been the case for quite a number of years now.

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