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Review – Ender’s Game

In a futuristic world, humans are at war with the Formics, a race of giant bug creatures. The humans come to believe that their best hope to win the war is turning over control of the military to a genius child commander. They come to believe that

Review – The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete tells the story of two boys in New York who attempt to make it on their own after Mister's mom is arrested. They must avoid the police, who will take them off to a rough boys home, and find ways

Review – Gravity

In his new film Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón is trying to seamlessly recreate the feeling of drifting through space. Using cutting edge visual effects and expert camerawork, Cuarón's film tells the story of a NASA pilot (George Clooney) and a researcher (Sandra Bullock) who become untethered from

Review – Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt continues to take chances as an actor and seems to find roles that redefine how people perceive him and what he is capable of. Brick showed he's much more thoughtful and compelling than just "that kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun." (500) Days of

Review – Rush

In Ron Howard's Rush, Chris Hemsworth trades in his hammer and metallic suit for a Formula One race car and a jumpsuit. He plays James Hunt, a 1970s racer who had a bitter rivalry with Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) to be the best in the sport. In

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