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'Men in Black' is half of a fun sci fi flick

(Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back, and that's an extremely mixed blessing.

May 24, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Summer movie preview: Plenty of hot flicks in store

Ever since January, when Variety and the Hollywood Reporter each ran pieces making similar proclamations, the prevailing wisdom in the industry has been that if the 2012 summer slate can't bring people to the theaters, nothing will. Thus, 2012 has become a make-or-break year for American movie theaters and Hollywood along with it.

May 17, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Expecting’ delivers a few unexpected laughs

At first glance, this seems to be the week when Hollywood hits bottom. The big releases are "Battleship," based on a board game played with pegs, and "What to Expect When You're Expecting," based on a pregnancy guide.

May 17, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Dark Shadows’ should have stayed in coffin

The summer movie season has just begun, and we have our first disappointment.

May 10, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Avengers’ is pure comic book fun

To paraphrase that immortal bard, MCA from Beastie Boys, we've been coming to where we are from the get-go.

May 03, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Pirates’ a clever, funny homage to film classics

All animated family movies try to please both kids and parents, but no studio does it as well and as consistently as Aardman Animations.

April 26, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Lockout’ is a spacey parade of cliches

Oh, Luc Besson, what shall we do with you?

April 19, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Cabin’ puts a fresh slant on slasher flicks

As a horror movie, "The Cabin in the Woods" is pretty good.

April 12, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Wrath’ doesn’t improve on ‘Clash’

I'm one of the few people who were curious to see where Warner Brothers might take the "Clash of the Titans" franchise.

April 04, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Atlanta festival puts spotlight on Ga. film talent

The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival kicked off last Friday and ends in grand fashion this weekend. The festival offers a full range of narrative and documentary features and shorts, low budget productions and higher budget films using the festival circuit to generate buzz, and films of all kinds from around the world.

March 29, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘The Hunger Games’ lives up to the hype

"The Hunger Games" have officially begun.

March 22, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Jump Street’ a fun twist on iconic ’80s series

"21 Jump Street" is one of the first great surprises of 2012.

March 15, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


'John Carter' tale turns into a cliched Martian muddle

"John Carter" bears all the telltale signs of a troubled production. Unmotivated actions, logical leaps and undeveloped subplots litter the red planet's landscape from beginning to end.

March 08, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ skips laughs for political message

A few months ago, the show "Follow the Money" on the Fox Business Channel took aim at "The Muppets" movie. The anchors and some "expert" condemned "liberal Hollywood" for "depicting a successful businessman as evil."

March 01, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Award-worthy ‘Artist’ hits Gainesville

The Academy Awards justify their existence this week.

February 23, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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‘No Escape’ taut but deeply troubled

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as "No Escape," a taut, well-made and entirely dubious ...

August 27, 2015 | By Jake Coyle Associated Press | Movie reviews


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