‘They Came Together’ does a good job of generating laughs

Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper in 'They Came Together'
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper in ‘They Came Together’

[rating=3]Starring:  Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Michael Ian Black, Jason Mantzoukas, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Ellie Kemper, Bill Hader, Max Greenfield, Melanie Lynskey and Kenan Thompson
Writer(s):  David Wain and Michael Showalter
Director(s):  David Wain

Anytime I look at the “specs” of a film prior to viewing and see that the running time is less than 90 minutes, unless it is a documentary, I get nervous.  While not always true, usually the shorter running time is an indicator the film will disappoint.  Fortunately for the 83 minute movie They Came Together, that wasn’t the case.

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‘Man of Steel’ flies higher than this franchise has ever soared

Superman (Henry Cavill) stands tall in 'Man of Steel'
Superman (Henry Cavill) stands tall in ‘Man of Steel’

The reboot of the Superman film franchise, Man of Steel hits the big screen with frenetic energy, astonishing visuals and some outstanding acting and writing.  After the disappointing Superman Returns in 2006, it was a real treat to see this film.  Written by David S. Goyer from a story he and the director of the Batman trilogy, Christopher Nolan; came up with, we see the origins of the Man from Krypton and how he came to be on Earth.

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