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Review: “The Campaign”

“The Campaign” practically drips with cynicism in its satirical view of elections and candidates. But its gags, while occasionally hilarious, are uninspired and smack of lazy writing.

Review: “The Dark Knight Rises”

Make no mistake: this really is the end for the Batman saga as told by Christopher Nolan and portrayed by Christian Bale. But what an extraordinary, spectacular end it is.

Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man”

“The Amazing Spider-Man” far too often relies on plot contrivances and hits story beats that are simply too similar to the earlier film series. And guess what? They were done better, and in a more coherent fashion, the first time around.

Review: “Ted”

Make no mistake: “Ted”, the new buddy comedy written and directed by Seth McFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy” and “American Dad”, earns its R-rating. Oh boy, does it earn it.

Review: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, based on the very entertaining novel by “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” author Seth Grahame-Smith, shares the same goal as its source material: to entertain its audience with historical fiction that’s simultaneously well grounded with care for historical fact and wildly absurd in its premise.

Review: “Disney’s Brave”

Everything about the visuals in Disney/Pixar’s latest animated film “Brave”, from its lush landscapes to its meticulously detailed costumes, weapons, castles, and characters, comes alive in a way that has to be seen to be believed.

Review: “Rock Of Ages”

How much you enjoy “Rock of Ages” will hinge on how much you enjoy any one of the following three things: a) ’80s hard rock, a la Def Leppard, Journey, Poison, etc; b) recent musicals-turned-films; or c) karaoke night.