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“Journey 2” should be left to the feeble minded

Alex Williams February 10, 2012

Odds are it’s not easy to find tons of college-aged fans ­— or fans over five years old — of 2008’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Even so, producers have...

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UT alumni create Sundance worthy film

Diego Vega February 10, 2012

Acceptance into the Sundance film festival is both mystical and a grim reality check. At least, that’s how radio-television-fim lecturer Kat Candler feels about her short film’s appearance...

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“Safe House” provides good leads, predictable plot

Alex Williams February 10, 2012

“Safe House” stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, who are both at odd places in their careers. Washington is in the middle of a Liam Neeson-style career reinvention, lending the charm...

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“Billion Dollar Movie” is a bizarre movie for a bizarre audience

Karin Samelson February 8, 2012

If you’ve ever taken the time to watch “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,” a comedy sketch show featured on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, then you are familiar with the bizarre...

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“Chronicle” redefines superheroes

Alex Williams February 3, 2012

There’s no denying that the found-footage genre is beginning to wear thin. When the genre was getting off the ground, many of the best horror films of their respective years were heralded as examples,...

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Director makes successful, terrifying film after nine years

Alex Williams February 3, 2012

The evil-little-boy genre is a tried and true offshoot of horror cinema, and films like “The Omen” are classics for a reason. However, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is a much more...

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“The Grey” is more than a violent survival film

Alex Williams January 27, 2012

When the first trailer for “The Grey” hit, the idea of Liam Neeson reuniting with his “The A-Team” director Joe Carnahan for an extended arctic battle with wolves sounded almost...

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‘Vampire Diaries’ offers fresh look in fantasy genre

ChinLin Pan January 26, 2012

Forget glittery Edward Cullen and your traditional bat-turning, cape-wearing and victim-stalking vampire fiction. The CW’s drama-fantasy “The Vampire Diaries” offers an incredibly...

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‘Being Human’ brings different twist to supernatural genre

Ricardo Valenzuala January 25, 2012

“Being Human,” originally a BBC original series, has been adapted for U.S. audiences by the Syfy channel. Based in Boston, the show follows a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost that decide to...

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Academy favorites take nominations

Alex Williams January 25, 2012

In the Tuesday announcement of the Academy Award nominees, some of the year’s best films have been left out in the cold as usual. Overall, this year’s race is shaping up to be a bit blander...

Streep transforms into Thatcher in Oscar-nominated role

Isaac Gomez January 24, 2012

For every movie, documentary and foreign film buff, the start of the new year stands as a reminder that the Academy Awards are right around the corner. With award nominees revealed each January, it’s...

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‘Red Tails’ aims for the sky, but loses momentum with simplicity

Alex Williams January 20, 2012

“Red Tails” has the potential to be a landmark film for many reasons. First off, it’s a film that George Lucas has been prodding into theaters since the 1980s, and it represents a true...

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