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  • Movies | November 12, 2012

    ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ surprisingly engaging flick

    Christopher.conner1

    If anyone has ever wondered happens when the lights go off at the local arcade, “Wreck-It Ralph” gives one possibility. As soon as the doors are locked, characters from the various games hop on public transport through the power cables and visit each other, have

  • Movies | November 08, 2012

    ‘Flight’ is one of Zemeckis’s unsatisfactory movies

    G.w.clift1

    Director Robert Zemeckis has a new movie out, and it is called “Flight.” It stars Denzel Washington. In it John Goodman has a gleeful turn as a bouncing drug dealer always introduced by the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil.” The movie has a

  • Movies | November 07, 2012

    ‘Silent Hill Revelation’ has video game feel

    Christopher.conner1

    There is an inexplicable temptation to create movies based on video games. While the link between “Silent Hill Revelation” and its namesake game series originated by Konami in 1999 is tenuous, the story does center on the same protagonist as the Silent Hill 3 game. Adelaide Clemens

  • Movies | November 05, 2012

    Movie ‘Fun Size’ is good-natured rather than funny

    G.w.clift1

    The new comedy “Fun Size”  may tell us something about what Hollywood producers (Nickelodeon Movies, in this case) think are the differences between male and female movie tastes. You see, “Fun Size” is “Superbad” for junior high girls. It begins with a full-length music

  • Movies | November 01, 2012

    ‘Cloud Atlas’ has problems, and you’ll need counseling afterward

    G.w.clift1

    Movie fans leaving a showing of the three-hour, sci fi discussion of reincarnation called “Cloud Atlas” may want to drive immediately to counseling sessions. If ever a movie made its audience feel small, insignificant, powerless, and ground under, with the only hope suicide or salvation

  • Movies | October 31, 2012

    ‘Chasing Mavericks’ offers a comforting life lesson

    G.w.clift1

    A couple of the best directors of gentle movies—Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson—shared directing credits for the new film “Chasing Mavericks.” Hanson may be best known for having made ‘L.A. Confidential” and “8 Mile,” but he also directed “In Her Shoes,” “Wonder Boys,”

  • Movies | October 25, 2012

    Latest ‘Paranormal Activities’ flick is laughingly unscary

    G.w.clift1

    The only thing that will really matter for most of the horror film fans willing to pay for tickets to see the fourth “Paranormal Activities” movie, which is currently in general release, is whether or not the movie will shock them. I don’t think

  • Movies | October 24, 2012

    ‘Alex Cross’ offers action, but lacks imagination

    G.w.clift1

    The thing about the new movie “Alex Cross” is that little imagination seems to have been used in its making. I mean, it has its wounded hero sitting on the tail gate of an ambulance, rehashing the events of the battle at the story’s

  • Movies | October 19, 2012

    Affleck deserves thanks for top-notch thriller

    G.w.clift1

    The new movie “Argo” will knot viewers’ stomachs with suspense. The movie is also better than Hollywood pictures usually are about a historic story. It is about the Iranian embassy workers who, in 1979, escaped unnoticed into the Canadian Ambassador’s house as the bulk of

  • Movies | October 18, 2012

    Is the new ‘Frankenweenie’ awesome? Maybe

    Christopher.conner

    Digging up an idea he originally used in a short film the year before “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”, Tim Burton has brought “Frankenweenie” back to life. This time around Burton uses unnaturally proportioned stop-motion puppets instead of live action and throws in plenty of references


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