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Class of 1993: “Last Action Hero”

Driven less by mammoth ego and more by wild, unchecked id, “Last Action Hero” works as a riotous comedy and a rigorous case study of why we go to the movies. Continue reading

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Furious 6

“Furious 6″ elevates the rejuvenated series into saga territory — an automotive “Avengers” as suffused with sincerity as it is bereft of pretenses. Strap in. Continue reading

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Parker

“Parker” isn’t run-of-the-mill. It’s the work of misfits who broke into a mill shuttered on the edge of town and fired up machines without knowing how they work. Continue reading

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Jack Reacher

Exactly the sort of well-paced, whip-smart thriller everyone bemoans a lack of but rarely pays to see, Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” gets a second shot on Blu-ray. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad

Blunt and brisk in its own inoffensive way, “Gangster Squad” is still a piece of meathead cinema and one that’s mostly sizzle, no steak. Continue reading

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Oblivion

“Oblivion” makes some ill-advised narrative decisions and largely wastes Tom Cruise, but a curious combination of analog patience and digital prowess saves it. Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty

One of 2012’s greatest films is one of 2013’s bigger Blu-ray disappointments thus far, at least as comprehensive special features are concerned. Continue reading

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A Good Day to Die Hard

“A Good Day to Die Hard” delivers on it’s promise of grandiose gunfire and seat-shaking explosions. Yet, if you’re looking for that memorable McClane wit or even an interesting storyline, turn away now. Continue reading

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The Last Stand

A star on his game. Clever humor. Hellacious setpieces. When it comes to what you need for live-action “Looney Tunes” mayhem, ble, ble, ble, that’s all, folks. Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty

A procedural that’s not dry or dispassionate. A subtle, nuanced character study. A throat-clenching action film. Kathryn Bigelow’s latest is one of 2012’s best. Continue reading

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