Reel News: Week of May 12 — Godzilla, Million Dollar Arm, Belle, Her, That Awkward Moment

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Godzilla Director: Gareth Edwards PG-13; 123 mins. Trailer In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic […]

Reel News: Week of April 28 — Amazing Spider-Man 2, Only Lovers Left Alive, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Labor Day

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Director: Marc Webb PG-13; 142 mins. Trailer We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies […]

Dagger Movie Night: “Transcendence” — Mash-up of Sci-Fi Cliches is Entertaining, Not Entertainment

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In a phrase, “Transcendence” is best described as the difference between entertainment and entertaining. This film is certainly entertaining, but it is not entertainment. All the potential of the story was squandered into a mash up of sci-fi clichés and plot points that don’t really fit together under scrutiny. In other words, it is not […]

Reel News: Week of April 14 — Under the Skin, A Haunted House 2, Bears, Transcendence, Philomena, Dom Hemingway, Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Bears Director: Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill G; 87 mins. Trailer In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming […]

Reel News: Week of March 31 — Captain America: The Winter Soldier, JINN, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Captain America: The Winter Soldier Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo PG-13; 136 mins. Trailer After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. (Synopsis by Disney) This deftly avoids the “sequel […]