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‘Evil Dead’ mastermind finds his groove

Sam Raimi has gone back to using his powers for evil, and it's a good thing.

May 27, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


The summer movie spectacular

It's mid-May and we're already two releases into summer: "Wolverine" (yawn) and "Star Trek" (neat-o!). From now until September, the movie forecast calls for enormous explosions, spectacular special effects and mediocre writing. Surprisingly, there's also some comedy and romance for those who don't eat testosterone for breakfast. Here are the summer movies on our radar.

May 13, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Star Trek’ sets summer movie bar high

It's difficult to overhaul any successful TV or movie series, but when that series is "Star Trek," it seems downright impossible. Gene Roddenberry's original series has spawned many spinoffs, but fans tend to get a little touchy when someone tampers with Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew.

May 06, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Warmed-over Dickens tale falls flat

"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" marks a great departure for Matthew McConaughey as an actor: he only takes his shirt off once in this movie.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Documentary promises to be historic

We're past the midway point of this year's outstanding edition of the Atlanta Film Festival. Here's a look at a few of the best films to screen so far.

April 22, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Indulge in Georgia-bred films

The Atlanta Film Festival begins tonight and runs through April 25, and it promises to highlight homegrown talent while serving as a launching pad for films from around the world.

April 15, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Miley’s movie shockingly tolerable

I did not hate "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

April 08, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


This teen comedy is refreshingly poignant

"Adventureland" is not what you expect. The publicity for this movie makes it look like a sequel to "Superbad," with all the vulgarity and body jokes we expect from a Judd Apatow production.

April 01, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


These monsters, aliens should be more funny

The highest compliment I can pay "Monsters vs. Aliens" is that it delivers on its promises. The title promises monsters fighting aliens, and that's what we get.

March 25, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Finally, an honestly funny movie

"I Love You, Man" has all the makings of a sleeper. The movie has gotten a minimal marketing push and is flying below the radar.

March 18, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Witch Mountain’ serves as solid fun

Remember when you were a kid and you'd imagine having special powers, like being able to move things with your mind? Or you'd pretend you were an alien coming to Earth as part of a mission to save the universe?

March 11, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Watchmen’ takes new look at superhero

"Watchmen" is a force to be reckoned with. It's a sprawling, epic pop culture spectacle that refuses to let you ignore it.

March 04, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


There's no reason to get 'Fired Up' about this one

This one time, at cheerleader camp, two stud football players pretend to become cheerleaders so they can score with as many girls as possible.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Bland bank scandal leaves us feeling blah

Writer/director Tom Tykwer announced his presence with authority back in 1998, thanks to his worldwide hit "Run Lola Run." It was his third feature, and he instantly seemed like the future of cinema.

February 18, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘The Wrestler’ takes grubby actor Rourke to new heights

There's something inspiring, beautiful even, about watching an actor rise to the occasion in what is unmistakably the role of his career.

February 11, 2009 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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‘Marigold Hotel’ sequel really is second best

If you're going to do a movie sequel that doesn't quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmakers have done the same.

March 05, 2015 | BY JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer | Movie reviews


'McFarland, USA' is the feel-good movie of the month

His name is Jim White. He's a coach. But that last name is all the students - his prospective athletes - need to know at McFarland High School.

February 19, 2015 | By Roger Moore Tribune News Service | Movie reviews


From the film archives: 'It Happened One Night' an iconic romantic comedy

With the 2015 Academy Awards falling only eight days after Valentine's Day, it is a great time to revisit one of the best romantic films from early Hollywood.

February 19, 2015 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews


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