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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Maleficent”

Posted May 30, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MALEFICENT:  Watch It At Home – Only Jolie Casts a Spell The conflicting agendas driving the new MALEFICENT don’t leave much room for the movie itself.  Like Wicked and Once Upon A Time, it’s a revisionist fairy tale, specifically one that casts a sympathetic, proto-feminist eye on an iconic evil sorceress.  But it’s also […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Blended”

Posted May 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  BLENDED:  Not Even For Free – A Bad Sitcom Episode, 4 Times As Long On the Adam Sandler Movie Pain-o-Meter (patent pending), the new BLENDED ranks about midway between the not-so-bad Just Go With It and the soul-crushing horror of That’s My Dad and Jack & Jill.  It’s Sandler wearing his sentimental, romantic hat, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Posted May 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  X-MEN:  DAYS OF FUTURE PAST:  Buy A Ticket – For Once, The Script Is As Mighty As the CG After the money-making meatball that was Godzilla, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST serves welcome notice that a movie can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, be crammed with CG-generated spectacle, and still have room for an […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″”

Posted May 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2:  Watch It At Home – The Webs Aren’t Very Tight This Time The huge, lumbering pieces of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 rarely succeed in fitting together.  It’s as though the studio and filmmakers–director Marc Webb and screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner (plus co-story writer James Vanderbilt)–started with […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Noah”

Posted March 28, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  NOAH:  Worth A Ticket –The Word According to Darren Aronofsky When Darren Aronofsky decided to follow Black Swan, the biggest hit of his career, with the story of Noah and the Ark, it seemed like a perverse choice.  Traditionally, the big-budget biblical epic has been among the blandest and most conservative of Hollywood genres, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Sabotage”

Posted March 27, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SABOTAGE:  Not Even For Free – A Bloody Waste SABOTAGE is a lot bloodier than you’re expecting.  A lot bloodier.  I mention this upfront because although an R-rated Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle carries with it a certain likelihood of violence, the level of gore in Sabotage is more like what you’d see in a horror […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Divergent”

Posted March 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  DIVERGENT:  Watch It At Home – Not Hungry Enough The film of DIVERGENT, even more than Veronica Roth’s YA-franchise source novel, is determined to resemble The Hunger Games as much as any movie can that’s telling a different story with a different set of characters.  (Not an illogical thing to do, considering that the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film/VOD Review: “Veronica Mars”

Posted March 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  VERONICA MARS:  Watch It At Home – Still a TV Show, For Better and Worse It was probably impossible for the movie of VERONICA MARS to live up to the story of how it came to be made.  That’s an epic, decade-long saga, which began when the TV series, critically praised but never a […]

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