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‘Magic Mike’ Sexy, Lacks Good Story

‘Magic Mike’ Sexy, Lacks Good Story

By NANCY BELLE If you go to see “Magic Mike” at Cheap Seats this weekend looking forward to something more than the chance to see Channing Tatum in various states of undress, then you will be severely disappointed with the film. Despite clocking in at a few minutes shy of two hours in length, “Magic […]

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‘Mirror Mirror’ Poorly Adapts Snow White

‘Mirror Mirror’ Poorly Adapts Snow White

By RACHEL PASSAR Although a fresh retelling of the Snow White tale we all know and love, Tarsem Singh’s “Mirror Mirror” fails to do the Disney classic justice. Starring award-winning actress Julia Roberts as the evil Queen and Lily Collins (daughter of musician Phil Collins) as Snow White, this movie seemed to be quite promising. […]

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‘The Hunger Games’: A Cinematic Feast

‘The Hunger Games’: A Cinematic Feast

If nothing else, “The Hunger Games” proves one thing: there are some things one simply cannot do with words on paper that one can do with film.

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Online Exclusive: Tyler Perry’s ‘Good Deeds’ Meets Fan Expectations

Online Exclusive: Tyler Perry’s ‘Good Deeds’ Meets Fan Expectations

By JAMIA JORDAN Sitting in a four story Regal movie theatre in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, I cried, laughed, and was inspired as I viewed yet another one of Tyler Perry’s dramatic motion picture films during my spring break. There was no surprise that his latest film, Good Deeds, carried the weight of high […]

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Denzel Washington Goes Rogue in ‘Safe House’

Denzel Washington Goes Rogue in ‘Safe House’

By DOUGLAS SCHULTZ If the idea of a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, and hand holding makes you want to gag all over a Valentine’s Day card, why not celebrate the holiday with some gratuitous, espionage action violence? “Safe House,” starring the ageless Denzel Washington and action-regular Ryan Reynolds, is the perfect combination of […]

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‘Chronicle’ a Fresh Take on Superheroes

‘Chronicle’ a Fresh Take on Superheroes

By CHRISTOPHER VELLUCCI You may have seen a hundred superhero movies, but you’ve never seen one like “Chronicle.” If you constantly dream about super powers, or find yourself trying to move your pencil across your desk rather than studying, then Chronicle needs to be on your radar. For those who haven’t seen the trailer – […]

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“Tower Heist” is Good For a Laugh

“Tower Heist” is Good For a Laugh

By AMBER FUA If you are into comical caper films, you should take advantage of this weekend’s Cheap Seats showing of “Tower Heist.” Composed of an unconventional cast, “Tower Heist” brings together big names such as Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck and Alan Alda for an impressively well-balanced performance of amateur thievery. Josh Kovacs […]

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“Ghost Protocol” the Best “Mission” Yet

“Ghost Protocol” the Best “Mission” Yet

Remember when Tom Cruise was a superstar who sat down on couches and didn’t worship alien ghosts? Of course not. It was way before your time. Tom Cruise movies used to be box office events whether they were feel-good dramas, romantic comedies or action-packed brawls. Now his films are anything but, and few and far […]

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“Beast” is Still a “Beauty” in 3-D

“Beast” is Still a “Beauty” in 3-D

By MADELINE MCDONALD School may be back in session, homework might be piling up already, and your back might be aching from carrying all those books, but there is one bright ray of happiness that can light up the darkness of mid-January: “Beauty and the Beast,” the decades old Disney classic, has been released in […]

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