Dagger Movie Night: Divergent — “Confusing Mixed Messages and Tropes of the Young Adult Genre Turn This Into a Muddled Mess”


I may not be the target audience for this movie, but I know what makes a good film. The story of “Divergent” isn’t terrible, but the confusing mixed messages and tropes of the young adult fiction genre turn this into a muddled mess. Potentially certifiable crazy person Shailene Woodley and the cast do their best, […]

Reel News: Week of 3/17 — Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted, Grand Budapest Hotel, Bad Words, Enemy, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen,

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Muppets Most Wanted Director: James Bobin PG; 112 mins. Trailer Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled […]

Reel News: Week of March 10 — Need for Speed, Veronica Mars, Inside Llewyn Davis, Single Moms Club

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Need for Speed Director: Scott Waugh PG-13; 130 mins. Trailer Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s […]

Reel News: Week of March 3 — 300: Rise of an Empire, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Tim’s Vermeer, 12 Years a Slave

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases 300: Rise of An Empire Director: Noam Murro R; 102 mins. Trailer Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) […]

Reel News: Week of Feb. 24 — Son of God, Non-Stop, The Wind Rises, Gravity, Thor: The Dark World, Blue is the Warmest Color

Upcoming Theatrical Releases Son of God Director: Christopher Spencer PG-13; 138 mins. Trailer This major motion picture event — an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. — brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope […]

Reel News: 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii, Ender’s Game

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases 3 Days to Kill Director: McG PG-13; 105 mins. Trailer In this heart pounding action-thriller, Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to […]