Posts tagged Seth Rogen
MOVIE REVIEW: X-Men: Apocalypse

After two movies of turn-back-the-clock course correction, it is fair to rank the "X-Men" series right next to "The Fast and Furious" as a film franchise that was derailed, left for dead, and since rescued with a filmmaking resurgence.  "X-Men: First Class" introduced new youthful vigor and was followed by the return of original franchise steward Bryan Singer for the slate-wiping "X-Men: Days of Future Past."  The latter film grossed more than double any of its franchise predecessors and enabled the series to pass the torch from the seniors to the juniors.  Flush with success, good graces, and a new lease on life, "X-Men: Apocalypse" arrives with the goal to top everything that's been done in 20th Century Fox's offshoot shingle of a Marvel universe.  

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kung Fu Panda 3

“Kung Fu Panda 3” bursts at the seams with exuberant fun for your inner kid at heart.  The self-proclaimed “awesomeness” we have missed for too long returns with flair in every possible direction.  Its nimble combination of clever humor and endearing heart is undeniable.  This is a can’t-miss crowd pleaser that pulses with energy in all the right places.

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ADVANCE MOVIE REVIEW: Steve Jobs

"Steve Jobs" chronicles soul-bearing small measures of the real man behind the public persona of genius.  The blood feuds and many glorious shouting matches deliver one narrative bombshell after another.  Using a unique three-act structure, the artistic result is nearly perfect.  Superior to its peers in so many areas of technique and performance, "Steve Jobs" stands boldly as one of the finest films of 2015.  

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MOVIE REVIEW: Neighbors

That said, the peak occupied by any R-rated comedy isn’t very high and far from snow-capped among the clouds of cinema greatness.  Rarely do movies like “Neighbors” create any watershed or bedrock.  In terms of peaks and heights, let’s go ahead and just call “Neighbors” your new favorite sledding hill or deluxe tree house.  Besides, that’s not the “high” this film is looking for anyway, if you get my drift.  The target is decidedly, and rightfully, low-brow.

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