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Russell Crowe as Noah
‘Noah:’ Darren To Be Different
ReviewsMarch 31, 2014

“Darren Aronofsky’s Noah” is a pretty silly concept when you think about each part of that phrase. We are talking about Darren Aronofsky, director of secular, “sin-filled,” mind-bending ...

‘Muppets Most Wanted:’ Kermit the Fraud
ReviewsMarch 25, 2014

The Muppet movie sequel, which isn’t really a sequel but another installment in a long line of Muppet movies, lets itself off the hook in the very beginning ...

‘Veronica Mars:’ Marshing My Mellow
ReviewsMarch 17, 2014

I tried, once or twice, to watch the Veronica Mars series when it aired and never got very far. Perky teenage sleuth shows with a penchant for farfetched, ...

‘Grand Piano:’ Major Chords, Minor Disappointment
ReviewsMarch 10, 2014

A classical concert seems to be a head-knockingly obvious setting in which to set a thriller. Built in creepy soundtrack, an airtight, tense formality pervading the place to ...

‘Winter’s Tale:’ Winter’s Fail*
ReviewsFebruary 17, 2014

It makes even less sense than you possibly thought it could. Winter’s Tale has everything: time travel, William Hurt, cancer, true love, the Devil, miracles, flying horses, demons, ...

‘The Monuments Men:’ Monumentally Challenged
ReviewsFebruary 10, 2014

The Monuments Men is filled with Goodman, but that wasn’t enough for this World War II flick. Sure, the cast is a Murray of sunshine but get a ...

‘Her:’ In Spike Of Everything
ReviewsJanuary 28, 2014

Spike Jonze’s Her is at once timely and timeless. Yes, it’s an ultra-relevant tale of the perils of our technological future and the increasing “earbudization” of social life, ...

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit:’ Everyone Tested, Dad Approved
ReviewsJanuary 23, 2014

Do you have a dad? Does he enjoy a biscuit with his coffee and the newspaper in the morning? Does he retrieve that newspaper from the front porch ...

‘Nebraska:’ Not So Black and White
ReviewsJanuary 6, 2014

In Nebraska, Bruce Dern inhabits Woody, an aging and increasingly defiant man who believes he’s won a million dollars when he receives a sweepstakes mailer. He insists on ...