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Up, up, and oh shit: The curious “logic” of “Man of Steel”

June 17, 2013
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Up, up, and oh shit: The curious “logic” of “Man of Steel”

In the Richard Donner Superman (1978), Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane declares her interest in writing a series of articles to be titled “Making Sense of Senseless Violence.” She could earn a Pulitzer making sense of Man of Steel, which, despite having several enjoyable elements, exhibits about as much capacity for logic and reasoning as the Zimmerman...
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Opening in Orlando – November 1st, 2012

November 1, 2012
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Opening in Orlando – November 1st, 2012

Flight – At first glance, this story of an airline pilot (Denzel Washington) whose heroic acts fall under a shadow of suspicion might seem like a sad sign of the times – the manifestation of some sick shared urge to bring even Captain Sully low. But the film is actually based loosely on a...
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Opening in Orlando – October 26th, 2012

October 25, 2012
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Opening in Orlando – October 26th, 2012

Chasing Mavericks – Directors Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson team up to tell the true-life story of surfer Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), who developed a close bond with older legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) while training to ride one of the world’s biggest waves. Moriarity ultimately drowned while still in his early 20s —...
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Opening in Orlando – October 25th, 2012

October 25, 2012
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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D – If you can’t manage a ticket to Halloween Horror Nights, there’s always this latest big-screen representation of the spooky scenarios beloved by gamers far and wide. While Revelation is only the second film in the series, it’s actually an adaptation of the game Silent Hill 3 — and knowing...
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Opening in Orlando — Friday, October 19th

October 18, 2012
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Alex Cross — This season’s WTF casting coup puts Tyler Perry into the role of novelist James Patterson’s homicide detective, shown here on the trail of a serial killer played by Matthew Fox (taking time out from his Twitter-documented hobby of beating women to play the bad guy for a change). Having a beloved...
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Opening in Orlando — Thursday, October 18th

October 18, 2012
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  Paranormal Activity 4 — It wouldn’t be Halloween without another installment in this decade’s Saw. This one’s actually a sequel to Paranormal Activity 2, revisiting the story of Katie and Hunter after the third installment confused hardcore fans by unexpectedly veering off into an exploration of the human-trafficking trade in Southeast Asia. “We tried...
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Opening in Orlando — Friday, October 12th

October 11, 2012
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Opening in Orlando — Friday, October 12th

Arbitrage — Reviewed this week. (R) Argo –Ben Affleck’s latest directorial effort tells the true story of a daring effort to rescue some of the Americans who were being held hostage in Iran in 1979. But will modern audiences be able to relate to a time in which an opportunistic Republican candidate made a...
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Opening in Orlando — Friday, October 5th

October 4, 2012
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Frankenweenie — Given what kind of a job Tim Burton did turning Dark Shadows into a 113-minute feature when he had 1,000+ TV episodes’ worth of material to draw from, how slim are the odds he’s been able to wring 87 respectable minutes out of a half-hour short he made 28 years ago? On...
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Opening in Orlando — Thursday, October 4th

October 4, 2012
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Taken 2 — That Liam Neeson, he just can’t seem to keep his family safe. But this time, see, the rub is that he and his wife are the ones who get kidnapped, and it’s the daughter who got snatched the last time who has to help them escape. Herein lies the problem with...
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Opening in Orlando — September 28th, 2012

September 27, 2012
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Opening in Orlando — September 28th, 2012

Hotel Transylvania– Reviewed this week. (PG) Looper — Reviewed this week. (R) Pitch Perfect — It seems like only yesterday we were looking for the female Hangover. Now we’ve moved on to the perpetual search for the next Bridesmaids. Enter this ensemble comedy about a mistmatched team of college a capella singers. Wait …...
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