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Numbered Review #784: The Avengers: Age of Ultron (***1/2)

The second Avengers movie is one of those that just plain makes me happy. And, judging by the box office so far, it’s made a lot of other people happy as well. It’s a grand continuation of the adventures of … Continue reading

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713 – Iron Man 3 (***)

Filled past the brim with a tighter script with fewer quips and even more action than the previous two installments, Shane Black’s take on the metal-man’s saga is gripping, fantastic entertainment with a capital E. Guns, robots, robot suits, self-healing … Continue reading

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615 – Due Date (**1/2)

I think that Due Date operates under the main premise that the viewer has never heard of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, for if they had, they’d be wondering why they were watching the same movie with all the jokes stripped … Continue reading

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533 – Sherlock Holmes (***)

This revamped Sherlock Holmes is stylish – no surprise, since it’s directed by Guy Ritchie – and seemingly revisionist, and it’s really quite entertaining. Robert Downey Jr., who once tackled another Brit icon in Charlie Chaplin to great acclaim, is … Continue reading

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526 – Iron Man 2 (***)

In this comic-book-movie sequel, industrialist Tony Stark battles a new electric-whip-wielding enemy, plus the US government, plus a rival weapons maker, and – of course – himself. Iron Man 2 met my expectations as a solid popcorn-movie followup, complete with … Continue reading

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