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‘Need for Speed’ offers cheap thrills, lacks interesting story


March 20, 2014

I have seen “Double Dragon,” “Super Mario Brothers” and “Mortal Kombat,” but “Need for Speed” is really the best film that the video game industry has put out, even though that is not saying much.Video games and...

SXSW Film: ‘Space Station 76’


March 17, 2014

A sci-fi comedic soap opera set in a 1970s version of the future is not a movie premise you have most likely heard of until “Space Station 76” came along. The movie, directed by Jack Plotnick, follows the lives of the people l...

SXSW Film: ‘Frank’

March 16, 2014

Reboot of ‘Robocop’ ignores its potential


February 21, 2014

What separates man from machine? “Robocop” gives us this premise and completely ignores it in favor of being a by-the-numbers remake. You can clearly see the restraints being placed on director Jose Padilha by the studio system.I...

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