Pros And Cons Of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’

I was so jazzed to see Part 2 of one of the best, most original horror movies I’ve seen this decade. And that was my No. 1 mistake. Ya gotta go in with low to no expectations. But all was not lost. Here are some pros and cons of “Insidious: Chapter 2.” PRO: Director James…
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Screen Time: G.I. Joe, ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Delivers

For this week’s Screen Time web show, Herald movie columnist Tim Albrecht and I talk “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and “Oz The Great and Powerful,” which I FINALLY saw last weekend. I know, I’m late. And I also know I probably missed out on not seeing it in 3-D. But it was wonderful. Save for the…
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‘Cabin In The Woods’: A Gory Shout-out To Horror Genre

I’m no Joss Whedon expert, but after watching his newest project, “The Cabin in the Woods,” I can say I’m a fan. The movie’s a postmodern homage to the horror flicks that we grew up with. But it turns the genre on its head. We’re all familiar with horror’s archetypes: the jock, the whore, the…
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‘Contagion’ Has All The Symptoms But Lacks The Payoff Of A Solid Flick

“Contagion” opened at midnight today, and I was pumped. The trailer is action-packed, thrilling and promises thrills and chills (no pun intended), but the movie doesn’t follow suit. It opens to a black screen and the isolated sound of coughing. (Kudos to director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.) It all starts with one…
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Harry Potter Countdown In Full Effect

The final installation of Harry Potter drops at midnight on Friday. How many of you are boning up on the films or in the middle of an HP marathon? I’m one of the unfortunates who haven’t read all of the books, but I’ve been in theaters opening night for the past three movies. The energy…
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