Category Archives: Romance

Chasing Amy (R)

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From the man who directed “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Chasing Amy” remains one of Kevin Smith’s deepest and best. Smith’s later films have such a way of including zany or larger than life material (“Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and “Dogma” the best examples of these), that we forget […]

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Before We Go (PG-13)

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Before Chris Evans starred in “Fantastic Four” or donned the garb of Captain America, he appeared in a film called “London.” In retrospect, the movie would be off color for him…not a lot of machismo or tough guy banter. No heroics. It was a film draped in melancholy, a film that chose exposition and the […]

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Passengers (PG-13)

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“Passengers” heralds a simple concept – a sci fi scope with a human element – that is much more complex than it’s been given credit for. It stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as two passengers aboard a spaceship heading toward a paradise called Homestead II, a place for people leaving Earth (full reasons why […]

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (R)

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Following suit with the late 90s era “Sex in the City” craze comes the 2001 Sharon Maguire piece “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Admittedly I’m not the intended demographic of the writings of Helen Fielding, whose 1996 novel of the same name earned her a fortune and would serve as the launching point.

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Café Society (PG-13)

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Woody Allen has thrived with, what really is, one character for the majority of his decades-long career.  Like anything that can be compared, repeating a personality can be placed onto a spectrum: on one end, you have characters like Chaplin’s Tramp, who can be put into any situation any number of times, and never grow […]

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Four Christmases (PG-13)

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For a holiday themed comedy starring a host of big time talent, I expected so much more. “Four Christmases” takes a truly modern idea (the characters involved would make George Bailey run and hide) and adds contemporary music and latch-key situations in effort to create a memorable and festive laugh fest.

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