‘Iron Man’ gets the job done with thrills and fun

[rating=3]Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb
Director(s): Jon Favreau
Writer(s): Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway

Robert Downey Jr. is 'Iron Man'
Robert Downey Jr. is ‘Iron Man’

Kicking off a movie season that just keeps getting earlier, Iron Man rocks and roars into summer as the latest Marvel comic book film to score big at the box office. Former Oscar nominee Robert Downey, Jr. stages a blazing comeback as Tony Stark, bad boy weapons expert turned hero, by donning a mechanical super suit that’s powered by the world’s classiest pacemaker. The suit is Downey’s most constant costar throughout the film as Iron Man flits back and forth between close-ups of Downey and then of the suit flexing and flying, thus ensuring maximum audience drooling.

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‘A Door in the Floor’ fails to make you care about amoral fools

Kim Basinger stars in 'Door in the Floor'
Kim Basinger stars in ‘Door in the Floor’

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Phillips
Director(s): Tod Williams
Writer(s): Screenplay by Tod Williams, based upon the novel, “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving

I don’t like writing bad reviews. I really don’t. For the most part, if there’s a film that I’ve seen that I really don’t like I prefer not to write about it at all. But in some cases, I feel that I put myself in a position to offer an opinion on a film, and it wouldn’t be right of me to withhold that opinion, even if it means I have to give a bad review.

That’s the dilemma I found myself in with A Door in the Floor.

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