MOVIE MAN

“Purge” sequel less tense, makes less sense

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Movie Man

Hollywood folk will tell anyone who will listen that they usually have no idea whether a movie they just made will be a hit. History is littered with "can't miss" movies that cratered at the box office.

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‘Dawn’ sequel rises to the occasion

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Movie Man

The Movie Man has visited before how rare it is when a sequel equals and (rarely) even surpasses the original. While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a second movie is mighty good. This is one of those times.

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Walk like a man to check out ‘Jersey Boys’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Movie Man

Musical biographies occasionally pop up, and soon, more than usual will be landing in theaters.

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Tranformers will make your ears extinct

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Movie Man

This review is Movie Man No. 1,094, and he can declare that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is the loudest movie he's ever seen.

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‘Dragon 2′ flies high but can’t reach original’s heights

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Movie Man

The life of an animated movie can be a weird one. (Well, just like most movies, really.)

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Coarse ’22 Jump Street’ funnier and knows it

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Movie Man

"22 Jump Street" surprised - right off the bat and at the very end.

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Time-travel movie is ‘Ground Hog Day’ with aliens

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Movie Man

The idea of the Movie Man a couple of decades ago was for a highly-educated person (the Movie Man, of course) to give the common man an unbiased account (well, mostly) of one of the bigger releases each week - all the while eschewing critics-only previews.

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‘Maleficent’ spell putting audiences to sleep

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Movie Man

There are chick flicks and kids movies then there are movies that attract both. "Maleficent" is one of those.

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New ‘X-Men’ flick a feast for fanboys/girls

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Movie Man

The Movie Man did something he hasn't done in a long time. He shoehorned himself in amongst hordes of fanboys and fangirls at an advance showing of a movie.

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‘Godzilla’ rampages through box offices and childhood memories

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Movie Man

Who doesn't like Godzilla? Not many, judging from the fact that the groovy Japanese monster is 60 years old, has been in 40 movies, and this latest cinematic rendition of the creature raked in $93 million over the weekend.

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Bad ‘Neighbors’ in every sense of the word

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Movie Man

Quickly it becomes apparent that this 2014 "Neighbors" has no relation to the 1981 version that was, sadly, John Belushi's final movie.

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Spidey vs. Electro, Green Goblin, Rhino and mush

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Movie Man

Surely we're not seeing the evolution of the superhero movie, are we?

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The annual summertime top 10 movie guesses

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By Movie Man

This is a rare week (that happens every year) when the Movie Man skips a film, puts on his prognosticating hat, and tries to ascertain what the top 10 movies of the upcoming summer season will be.

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There’s no place like Heaven for film-going believers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Movie Man

We moviegoers are in the midst of a pair of film trends right now, aside from the superhero glut.

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Though grand, this ‘Hotel’ is not for everyone

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Movie Man

Some people like to go to the movies to escape. Some are curious about how a favorite novel might be adapted. Some love superheroes. Some dig spaceships or being scared.

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It’s shield vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. in ‘Cap 2′

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Movie Man

So far, so good for the recent spate of Marvel superhero movies.

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New ‘Noah’ tale awash in weirdness

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Movie Man

OK, "Noah" was weird enough. Then the movie ended, and things got weirder.

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‘Muppets’ round 2 not exactly a knockout

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Movie Man

Alas, here's another sequel that sadly lives up to the Second Movie Theory: the predecessor is usually better.

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Ultra-violent “300” sequel a 3-D wonder

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Movie Man

The Movie Man jumped back a week to catch "300: Rise of an Empire" for two reasons.

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Time-traveling dog will make Boomers smile

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Movie Man

It's always tricky to mess with Baby Boomers' beloved TV shows. Sometimes big screen versions work, sometimes they don't.

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