‘Prisoners’ will captivate you

[rating=3] Starring:  Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Dylan Minnette, Erin Gerasimovich, Kyla Drew Simmons, Zoe Borde and Paul Dano Writer(s):  Aaron Guzikowski Director(s):  Denis Villeneuve It may be the worst moment in a … Read more

Buy a big tub of popcorn for ‘Oblivion’

Tom Cruise in 'Oblivion'
Tom Cruise in ‘Oblivion’

The dystopian surface of Earth shown at the outset of Oblivion is not a place that any human being in their right mind would choose to live.  Barren, filled with zones of high radioactivity and still populated by the “Scavs” (who are supposedly the remnants of an invasion force); almost no humans live there.  They are all on “Tet” a gigantic ship in orbit around the planet, or on Titan, one of the moons of Saturn.  The planet was ravaged by the invasion of the Scavs, who blew up the Moon along with creating havoc on Earth.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ is a throwback to the popcorn-action flicks of yesteryear

Gerard Butler in 'Olympus Has Fallen'
Gerard Butler in ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

Inside the auditorium you’ve stepped into a time-warp.  You are back in the 1980s, the era of big-action movies with cheesy music, lots of bad-guys and some innocents going down and the hero or heroes always save the world just in the nick of time.  Stir in some modern special effects and technology and take out the cheesy music and you have Olympus Has Fallen.

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