Alan Rapp

The Wind Rises is an easy recommendation, as Miyazaki caps his career with a straightforward tale which has much going on under the surface touching on various themes the director returns to once more including flight, love, and dreams.

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Although it’s far from Frears’ best work, Philomena is a solid film that offers the chance for Coogan and Dench to spend much of their time alone together onscreen in discussion of everything from trashy romance novels to the existence, and nature, of a higher power.

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Catching Fire may be a slight improvement but it suffers from the same weaknesses of The Hunger Game offering plodding action sequel light on action.

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A ridiculous Jane Austen-style destination vacation may be a fun place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there for a minute longer than the film’s relatively short 97-minute running time.

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From the director of Dungeons & Dragons comes a convoluted chase film that makes the logic behind The Chase look sound by comparison.

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Edgar Wright reunites with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for an amusing movie about old friends, a robot invasion, and lots and lots of beer.

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Ashton Kutcher stars in this biopic that celebrates the life of Steve Jobs and the creation of Apple Computers.

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Despite it’s title and a multitude of super-heroes and super-villains, the sequel fails to kick as much ass as the original.

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Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, and Emma Roberts set out together in this uneven comedy about a fake family’s drug smuggling road trip.

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Percy Jackson returns for yet another underwhelming mythological adventure.

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Based on the comic of the same name, Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges star in this amusing tale of undead cops working for the Rest In Peace Department.

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Red 2 may have some fun moments, but the trainwreck of a sequel simply can’t hold enough good scenes together to keep the film from floundering through most of its nearly two-hour running time.

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Turbo is a cute, fun, and mostly entertaining 96-minute story about chasing impossible dreams and the complicated relationships between brothers that’s likely to please — but not wow — the whole family.

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Where ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ struggled to be Michael Bay-style action porn, director Roland Emmerich’s movie has a far better sense of humor and an understanding of the complete ridiculousness of its entire premise. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is dumb as dirt at times, but at least it knows this.

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How much do you love Animal House? I ask because the team behind Monsters University obviously holds it high regard. Over the years everything from Sydney White to Futurama has aped the story of rival fraternities battling it out on a college campus. Now it’s Pixar’s turn.

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