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Review – Prisoners

Hugh Jackman once again takes a break from disemboweling bad guys with his Adamantium claws to tug at your heartstrings in Prisoners, the story of Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), a man whose little girl goes missing. Keller doesn't trust the police to solve the case, even though

Review – The World’s End

The World's End is the final chapter in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's "Cornetto Trilogy," a series of films named after an ice cream company popular in England. Following beloved films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World's End pits Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman,

Review – Kick-Ass 2

Picking up where the last film left off, Kick-Ass 2 continues with the tale of "real world" superheroes Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. While Hit-Girl tries to put her life of crimefighting behind her and to fit in with the popular crowd at school, Kick-Ass finds a new superhero

Review – Elysium

Director Neill Blomkamp wowed audiences with his visually-stunning sci-fi film District 9. He follows that up with his first big budget Hollywood film Elysium. The film is set in a not-too-distant future where the rich people orbit space in a luxury, terraformed space station called Elysium. The

Review – 2 Guns

It hasn't been the best summer for big budget action films. Many summer blockbusters have come and gone, never quite being as entertaining or as memorable as they should be. With so many comic book movies and other established franchises serving up lukewarm fare, is there any

Review – The Wolverine

Out of all of the X-Men characters, Wolverine seems to be the easiest one to spinoff into his own cinematic adventures. That's why X-Men Origins: Wolverine seemed like such a no-brainer. Unfortunately, that film turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. So 20th Century Fox is looking

Review – Red 2

Director Dean Parisot hopes to recapture the fun of 2010's Red with this sequel that reunites Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. (Interestingly enough, this film is actually competing against R.I.P.D., which is directed by the man who made the first Red, Robert Schwentke.)

Review – Pacific Rim

In films like Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, director Guillermo del Toro has combined visually-compelling monsters with intriguing human characters to tell compelling stories. So it makes sense that del Toro would be inspired by the Japanese kaiju films like Godzilla and Mothra. Del Toro tries his hand

Review – The Way, Way Back

In the summertime, explosion-filled action films like Man of Steel and Pacific Rim reign supreme. And while it is always fun to see Superman and General Zod destroy half of Metropolis in a superpowered fistfight, sometimes it's nice to have a change of pace. Academy Award winners

Review – The Heat

Director Paul Feig turned heads with his 2011 film Bridesmaids, the smash hit comedy that made $169 million domestically. Feig follows that up with The Heat, his take on the classic buddy cop genre, which stars Sandra Bullock as a by-the-book FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy as