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Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00

'Serena' is anything but serene

Serena is a name that bespeaks serenity, tranquility, and peace, but Serena Pemberton is anything but. She is a new bride, who brings her knowledge of the timber trade from her now-dead family in the West to her new husband's timberland in North Carolina.
 

Published in Film Reviews
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 00:00

'The Amazing Spider-Man' is amazing

Rebooting the beloved, 50-year old Spider-Man story, director Mark Webb’s film champions this iconic superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man. It focuses, as it should, on the emotional core: the father who disappears, the devoted uncle murdered, scientific experiments gone wrong, and a determination, as well as the powers needed, to do good.

Published in Film Reviews
Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

"Mr. Nice" Isn't

The ironically titled Mr. Nice charts the rise and fall, and rise and fall of infamous, global drug smuggler Howard Marks. Marks stole a real-life Mr. Nice’s (pron. Neece) identity and enjoys the joke of pronouncing it “nice.” Anyone who finds that terribly clever may appreciate writer/director Bernard Rose’s adaptation of Marks’ autobiography.

Published in Film Reviews