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‘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

‘This Means War’ a date movie that won’t fill you up

"This Means War" is a gift for those who haven't yet celebrated Valentine's Day. It's perfect for a couple's night out and works despite being a by-the-numbers mishmash of standard Hollywood devices.

February 16, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

‘Journey 2’ is mindless, fun adventure

The "Journey to the Center of the Earth" franchise is back, but it barely resembles the 2008 Brendan Fraser starring vehicle.

February 09, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

‘Potter’ star trades cloak for dagger in scary new vehicle

I love that Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter role is in a Hammer Films production.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

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‘Railway’ lacks smooth transitions

The British drama "The Railway Man" is based on the memoir of the same title by Eric Lomax, and the best thing I can say for the movie is it makes me want to read the book.

April 17, 2014 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews

‘Rio 2’ follows predictable pattern

It was inevitable that Blue Sky/20th Century Fox would make a sequel to "Rio," a modest hit in 2011 that earned almost $500 million worldwide. That's what studios do: milk each intellectual property for as much box-office revenue as possible.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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