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Review: The Hummingbird Project

— by RON WILKINSON — A fiber optic data transmission line from Kansas to New York would allow the transmission and execution of millions of securities orders a millisecond faster than everybody else. Not a big time difference, about the time of one cycle of a hummingbird’s wing. But en[...]

Review: Louder Than Bombs

— by RON WILKINSON — Emerging writer/director Joachim Trier’s family drama “Louder Than Bombs” (co-written with Eskil Vogt) has a lot of content — if you are willing to work for it. Dealing with a sullen teenager as a lead has never been easy. Although Devin Druid doe[...]

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

— by RON WILKINSON — Zack Snyder roars back with a superhero brawl that combines a blasting Wagnerian soundtrack with World Wrestling Federation slap downs. Significant plot? Do not count on it. The philosophical underpinnings of this match made in Hollywood are murky, but the action is [...]

Review: The Double

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Richard Ayoade follows up his well-received “Submarine” with a gutsy adaptation of Dostoevsky’s redoubtable novel. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, “The Double” trots out a remarkable cast of famous actors, even more rema[...]

Review: Now You See Me

— by ADAM DALE — If there is one form of entertainment that really needs to be seen in person to get the full effect, I would say that it would have to be magic shows. If you see it on television, where it was prerecorded, then your first instinct is to think that what […][...]

Now You See Me: The First 4 Minutes

— by ADAM POYNTER — Magic may be abundant in movies and fairy tales, but in the real world we know it’s all an illusion. Illusions, sleight of hand and misdirection are all present in this opening scene for Louis Leterrier’s “Now You See Me,” brought to us by our friends at Fanda[...]

Trailer: Now You See Me

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — In “Now You See Me,” Henley (Isla Fisher), Merrit Osbourne (Woody Harrelson), Michael Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jack (Dave Franco) are “The Four Horsemen,” a group of the world’s greatest illusionists who give a new meaning to stealing fr[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Camp Hell’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Religious aspects in horror films often add that extra creepiness. It gives chills unattainable by other scary elements. “Camp Hell” takes that element and gives it an ominous and inauspicious backdrop. The story follows children of a Christian community [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘30 Minutes or Less’

— by LYNN TACKITT — A couple of weeks after school starts is right about the time a lot of people are looking for a fun, goofy movie. Deep plot? No. Action, laughs and goofiness? Yes, please. Coming in August from director Ruben Fleischer — who brought you “Zombieland” [...]

Under Review: ‘Rio’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Stolen by poachers from his home in Brazil when he was a baby bird, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) gets adopted by a low-key bookstore owner named Linda (Leslie Mann). Over the next 15 years, they develop a bond that turns out to be an isolated relationship for the both of the[...]

The First Two Minutes of ‘Rio’

— by JESSICA MORALES — With “Rio,” 20th Century Fox is giving us a fun-filled family movie with great music, adorable characters and witty dialogue. It is a comedy about taking a walk on the wild side and finding inner strength in the process. And while I absolutely hate bird[...]

A Music Video from ‘Rio’

— by SEAN GERSKI — “Rio” — which stars the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx and will.i.am — is scheduled to hit theaters April 8. In the meantime, you can check out a music video from th[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Rio’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In a recent Trailer Talk for the CGI-film “Mars Needs Moms,” I wrote about how animated films just ain’t what they used to be when it comes to adult enjoyment. And although after watching the trailer for “Rio” I’m still not intere[...]

National Board of Review: ‘The Social Network’ is Best Film of 2010

The National Board of Review today named “The Social Network” the 2010 Best Film of the Year. Directed by David Fincher, this timeless drama explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomenon of the new century, was invented and the resulting lawsuits. The fi[...]