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  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
    DVD review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
    These days, it seems like superhero movies are a surefire way for studios to make money (an assertion disproven by the likes of 'The Green Lantern' and 'The Green Hornet').Let's look at 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.A young...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'
    'DVD Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'
    ‘The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1’ is truly the beginning of the end for the popular franchise.After the events of the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is safely away from the clutches of...
  • 'Terminator Genisys' review
    'Terminator Genisys' review: Sequel attempts to reboot the franchise
    The latest entry in the "Terminator" franchise -- "Terminator Genisys" (opening in theaters July 1) -- promises to reboot the series altogether. But this lazy/sloppy attempt to reinvigorate the declining series is just too...
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    'Mad Max: Fury Road' raises the bar for action films
    Director George Miller creates a fast paced, thrill seeking adventure in Mad Max: Fury Road,which stars Tom Hardy in the title role, Charlize Theron as the beautifully tragic Imperator Furiosa, and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe. The film...
  • Movie Review: 'Fast & Furious 7'
    Movie Review: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Proves You Don’t Mess With Family
    “The sins of London have followed us home.”– Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto What’s good: Cool cars, hot women, and lots of ridiculous stunts.What’s not good: Bad dialogue has always plagued these films.What happened:...
  • Dewey Andreas must stop a Russian terrorist's plan to kill Americans
    Ben Coes 'Independence Day' is a terrific thriller
    While other countries and terrorists have become the focal point of thriller novels in the last few years, Russia, the Cold War and the fear of nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands will never go out of favor as a focal point for the...
  • Stay by Victor Gischler
    'Stay' by Victor Gischler: Action and adventure for stay-at-home dad
    "Stay" by Victor Gischler hits home for several reasons. It's clear that Gischler knows how to clean a house -- and he does it, or has his character do it, with an efficiency that would be envied by many (this reader, for one)....
  • ‘San Andreas’: Peyton delivers an action filled excitement of special effects
    ‘San Andreas’: Peyton delivers an action filled excitement of special effects
    Earthquakes have always threatened southern California, and scientist have continuously predicted that one day a large one may hit the state and crash it into the ocean. Using scientific research and some excellent special effects this story...
  • The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
    'The Island of Dr. Libris' by Chris Grabenstein: Middle grade scifi
    "The Island of Dr. Libris" is a cleverly conceived story that kids from fourth grade through middle school might enjoy. It's by Chris Grabenstein, author of last year's popular "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library."...
  • ‘Tomorrowland’: Robertson amazes in her first big role
    ‘Tomorrowland’: Robertson amazes in her first big role
    If you could change the future, would you? This interesting story composes the question. Does the innovative minds’ of today, living in a world of tomorrow, make the world a better place?Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson) is a boy genius who...
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    'An Ember in the Ashes' by Sabaa Tahir
    With "An Ember in the Ashes," debut author Sabaa Tahir brings readers a story with villains so totally evil it's difficult to imagine them as human. On the other hand, her heroes are not perfect.Laia, the female protagonist, is...
  • Blu-ray review: Mortdecai
    Blu-ray review: Mortdecai
    Studio Synopsis: After a priceless painting is stolen, shady art dealer Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is recruited by an old rival (Ewan McGregor) to get it back. Mortdecai questions his rival’s intentions, but takes the job for the money...
  • 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
    'Mad Max: Fury Road' review: Visceral, visionary flick is pure joyous mayhem
    What is essentially a two-hour car chase packed with gunfire and explosions, "Mad Max: Fury Road" (opening in theaters May 15) is one of the most exciting (and certainly one of the most bold) films of 2015.In short: Max (Tom Hardy), a...
  • 'Dr. Who: The Complete Specials'
    DVD review: 'Dr. Who: The Complete Specials'
    After the high point that the fourth series departed on, it seemed odd to follow this up with a collection of standalone specials.That's exactly what was done, though, and what we are reviewing today.'The Waters of Mars' is a...
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    Review of The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
    Even though the young adult, science fiction, battle genre is a little played out, Insurgent is pretty solid and should be seen in theaters. There are some really good things about the film even though there are some bad things about it as well....
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