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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ wears viewers down with dourness and destruction

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 153 min.

The first Man of Steel movie left me pretty cold. As someone without a comic book background, it did little to engage me. The story lacked well-drawn characters and seemed to revel in nonsensical action and destruction. I came into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice...

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is genial and unremarkable

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 90 minutes

Some 14 years ago, My Big Fat Greek Wedding surprised just about everyone. The low-budget comedy found an enormous audience, becoming a box office behemoth and raking in over $368 million dollars worldwide. A long time has passed since that first movie... and probably for good reason. It didn’t exactly leave any lingering questions about the fates of its characters.

Regardless, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reunites just about everyone from the first film and attempts to make a go of it once again. In the years since the original, Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) have settled into their suburban lives in Chicago...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 25, 2016

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Hello folks, it’s another busy edition of DVD and Blu-ray highlights. In fact, a couple of the following films were big box office hits. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs - Dinosaurs rise from beneath a mine in Montana and go on a rampage in this direct-to-DVD B-movie. The only person who can save a nearby town from total destruction is a disgraced ex-cowboy. Yep, the movie sounds pretty bad and apparently it is. There are only a couple of write-ups online and they call it a badly acted, poorly-executed Jurassic World knock-off. At least Eric Roberts makes an...

The Divergent Series: ‘Allegiant’ – silly, drawn out sequel

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 121 min.

The previous film in the series may not have been stellar, but it at least showed some promise for the next chapter by promising the characters will finally get out of their walled-in and cut-off existence. It may be due to the source material or the screenplay, but The Divergent Series: Allegiant never takes advantage of its potential. It’s an even sillier follow-up to a series that was already straining credibility.

After receiving a message from beyond the walls of Chicago, Tris (Shailene Woodley)

is ready to investigate with beau Four (Theo James). However, there’s still plenty of conflict going on. Rebel leader Evelyn...

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ suspenseful, but slight

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 105 min.

Anyone remember the movie Cloverfield? Believe it or not, it has been eight years since that found footage science-fiction flick depicted aliens invading Manhattan. Out of the blue and completely without warning, a sequel has appeared. The follow-up is called 10 Cloverfield Lane and is set in the same world as the original, even though it focuses on a completely different group of characters.

Specifically, this story follows Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young woman on the road. After a horrific car accident, she awakens to find herself inside a bomb shelter and chained to the wall. Howard (John Goodman) introduces himself as...

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