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Movie Review: Moana

Co-directors John Clements and Ron Musker have animated quests with more Herculean tasks, drawn crooning crabs making a bigger undersea splash and created caves with greater wonders than the adventure afoot in Moana (C+), their mostly adrift Disney Polynesian epic

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

A genre hopping film about being lost in the wilderness and summoning the courage that only a best friend can help you achieve, Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s Sundance discovery Swiss Army Man (A-) is the year’s cinematic curiosity as

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Martian (2015)

Given the amount of frustration most Americans have trying to function when they’ve lost a smartphone, it’s fascinating watching Matt Damon play an astronaut stranded on Mars having to go Full MacGyver, tapping into his brilliant scientific and survival skills

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max

The first act of director George Miller’s latest post-apocalyptic epic left me a bit mixed on Max, but as the propulsive parade of vehicular adventure progresses, it became clear that we do indeed need another hero. The adrenaline filled reboot

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

There’s an intriguing story buried within the Lord of the Flies/Hunger Games/Prison Break mashup that is Wes Ball’s The Maze Runner (C-), but boy is the execution a tedious zig zag tracing some well-trod lines we have seen many times

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Posted in 2014

Movie Review: Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

A confusing title, the presence of the recently hit-or-miss Tom Cruise and a dark-looking paramilitary milieu are disguising what is actually one of the most clever films of the year, Doug Liman’s Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (B). After

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Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Maleficent

An absentee wealthy father, three spinster sisters hawking wish fulfillment and blather, a conflicted surrogate aunt with mixed feelings about a visiting teenager and a 16-year-old with a strong attraction to a needle somehow manage to create a fairly inert

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Posted in 2014

Movie Review: Oz: The Great and Powerful

Director Sam Raimi has built a palace on a poppy field with the visually resplendent, narratively inert box office hit Oz: The Great and Powerful (C-). Built around a conman protagonist played by James Franco and featuring the most star

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Posted in 2013

Guest Movie Review: Beau Geste

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor, Silver Screen Capture William Wellman’s classic (A-), Beau Geste showcases talented leads, unsavory characters and romantic depictions of dissident life among the French Foreign Legion. The film follows the exploits of three very tightly-knit brothers

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Posted in 1939, Eli Sanchez Guest Review, Rent It Tonight

Guest Movie Review: The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Save John Cromwell’s swashbuckling adventure story, The Prisoner of Zenda (A-) is a tale of royalty, intrigue and recessed genes taking place in the fictional Ruritania. Rudolph Rassendyl (Ronald Colman), distant cousin of

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Posted in 1937, Eli Sanchez Guest Review

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