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Movie Review: Pacific Rim: Elbow Rocket

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Movie Review: Pacific Rim: Elbow Rocket

By Sean Molloy Curtain up, “We always thought that alien life would come from the stars…” proclaims Raleigh Beckett (Charlie Hunnam) at the beginning of Pacific Rim. With one opening line the movie is set up to go anywhere and do anything. This is the element that Pacific Rim does so well. It takes a […]

Movie Review – The Heat: A Welcome Dose of Joy in a too dour Summer

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Movie Review – The Heat: A Welcome Dose of Joy in a too dour Summer

By Adam Hofbauer San Francisco Informer In action comedy The Heat, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star as two halves of a mismatched cop duo on the trail of some Boston drug runners.  The pair bumble, curse and prat fall their way through the usual beats of an overly familiar buddy cop storyline, itself mostly […]

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger: Tone Deaf

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger: Tone Deaf

By Sean Molloy The Lone Ranger is Disney’s long gestating reboot of a hero right out of the silver age of heroes. When black and white ruled television sets, when racial stereotyping was ok to do and when the western was relevant. Times have changed and The Lone Ranger falls off the horse time and […]

World War Z: Need more braaaaaains….

World War Z: Need more braaaaaains….

By Sean Molloy Based on Max Brooks’ wildly successful zombie opus, World War Z succeeds for the most part. Where the movie differs from the novel is the overall tone and execution. In this day and age we really shouldn’t compare Hollywood movies to their paperback counterpoint but in this one I couldn’t help it. […]

“This is the End”: The Beginning, Middle and End of a Funny Movie

“This is the End”: The Beginning, Middle and End of a Funny Movie

By Brandon Williams Informer Media Group If you didn’t want to be stuck in a line sitting with a throng of fans sporting their best 100% cotton t-shirt marked with an S, viewing , “This is the End” was probably your second choice. Never before has watching amazingly scary, awful-looking and genitalia-sporting demons been so […]

Man of Steel: “Whoever that man is, is going to change the world.”

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Man of Steel: “Whoever that man is, is going to change the world.”

By Sean Molloy Truer words aren’t spoken in Zach Snyder and Christopher Nolan’s reboot of . The movie itself doesn’t deal with superheroes; the underlying theme is what would happen if someone from another planet did exist. How, as a human race would we respond? What does it mean on a theological level? And, are […]

This is The End: “I let both of you guys inside of me”

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This is The End: “I let both of you guys inside of me”

By Sean Molloy The worry I had walking into “The End,” was that all of the greatest moments of the movie were wasted in the trailers and clips that have already been shown. This is half correct, ALL stuff in the trailers is funny, but the shining comedic moments come from small glances and seeing […]

Fast & Furious 6: “We need cars, make ‘em fast”

Fast & Furious 6: “We need cars, make ‘em fast”

By Sean Molloy There is one binding force that has connected all six installments of the “Fast” franchise, the cars. Yet, at some point the series has decided to move away from the juvenile street races and has focused on the characters and an overarching story. It’s what made “Fast Five” the best in the […]

The Hangover Part III: “Finally time to sober up.”

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The Hangover Part III: “Finally time to sober up.”

by Sean Molloy The finale of the Wolfpack is occasionally sweet and heartfelt, never quite laugh out loud funny and more than once, very dark. Part III drops the previous “wake up” gimmick from the first two movies and tries to blend multiple genres together while maintaining the R-rated humor. Did it succeed? Well, that […]

“Star Trek Into Darkness”: Beam me up again, Enterprise

“Star Trek Into Darkness”: Beam me up again, Enterprise

By Sean Molloy, Contributing Writer Informer Media Group  If you asked me four years ago, “what do you think about Star Trek?” I would have responded with something about it being too nerdy even for me or that “Star Wars” is the only big sci-fi franchise I’m into. Enter J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the […]

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