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Captain America: The First Avenger is simply a high quality, thoroughly enjoyable, surprisingly heartfelt superhero movie. While others in the effects-driven tent pole game are opting for grand spectacle and rip-roaring antics, Joe Johnston’s Captain America is remarkably restrained. It’s not supersaturated with over-the-top patriotism, it’s not buoyed down with typical superhero problems like daddy issues and poorly defined villains… Continue reading 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Blu-ray Review: Above Average Disc for an Above Average Superhero Movie
Review in a Hurry: About 60 percent buddy comedy and 40 percent cancer drama, 50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a tumor-stricken radio producer who endures chemo-clinics and counseling sessions while battling the disease. An amusing, heartfelt, but unexceptional portrait of friendship and survival, 50/50 gets a mostly… Continue reading Movie Review: 50/50's Prognosis Better Than Average for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen
I’m not asking for much from Falling Skies. I was pretty pleased by the first two parts and decided to take a wait-and-see approach. There was promise among problems, but it delivered what I had hoped for by not skimping on shots of aliens and not letting any characters do anything too stupid. That’s all I need out of summer programming, and about the extent of what I expect from… Continue reading Falling Skies Is Spectacularly Average
Celebrities are no strangers to cosmetic surgery and procedures. Whether remodeling perceived imperfections or trying desperately to cling to youth, everything imaginable has been nipped, tucked and filled to retain or improve those movie star looks. Continue reading How Celebrities Influence Average Looking People
Review in a Hurry: The Kids Are All Right is being applauded for its depiction of a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) with adopted kids (Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson) being as…