Archive of: Movie Reviews

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‘Battleship’ loud, dumb but stays afloat May Issue 4 2012

‘Battleship’ loud, dumb but stays afloat

“Battleship” is big, dumb fun that knows it’s big, dumb fun and enthusiastically embraces its big, dumb, fun nature.

Local boy’s film to show at prestigious festival May Issue 3 2012

Local boy’s film to show at prestigious festival

Though he’s currently busy turning heads as a Hollywood actor, Chugiak’s Talon Wild has a much more Alaskan dream in mind.

Blockbuster blast off May Issue 1 2012

Blockbuster blast off

After a series of summer blockbusters that individually introduced Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America, all these characters come together alongside several other friends and foes in “Marvel’s The Avengers."

‘American Reunion’ isn’t even half baked 
 April Issue 4 2012

‘American Reunion’ isn’t even half baked 


You probably haven’t been lying awake in bed at night wondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the original “American Pie” movie.

Murder mystery dinner show opens Friday April Issue 4 2012

Murder mystery dinner show opens Friday

A murder will take place this Friday the 13th — and it’s up to you to solve the crime.

Trip to Mars is no fun in 'John Carter' March Issue 5 2012

Trip to Mars is no fun in 'John Carter'

Yes, there is life on Mars in “John Carter,” and it’s deadly dull.

'Undefeated' inspires effortlessly February Issue 4 2012

'Undefeated' inspires effortlessly

It seems impossibly feel-good, this tale of sacrifice and redemption, tragedy and triumph.

'Big Miracle' unwieldy but has suspense February Issue 2 2012

'Big Miracle' unwieldy but has suspense

If a movie is cheesy and knows it’s cheesy — if it embraces the soft, gooey texture and pungent aroma of its own fromage — does that make it any more palatable as a meal?

‘Dragon Tattoo’ kicks proverbial butt January Issue 1 2012

‘Dragon Tattoo’ kicks proverbial butt

Hollywood has commandeered Sweden’s big literary export, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” without compromising the story’s Scandinavian roots or its top-of-the-world, Seasonal Affective Disorder sense of barrenness, even hopelessness.

‘SHERLOCK’ SMOTHERED IN DREARY SAMENESS December Issue 4 2011

‘SHERLOCK’ SMOTHERED IN DREARY SAMENESS

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law bicker and banter and bob and weave with significantly diminishing returns in this sequel to the 2009 smash hit “Sherlock Holmes.”