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Johnny Depp emulates creature in “Transcendence”

Johnny Depp emulates creature in

Elizabeth DeCicco

April 23, 2014

Other than portraying a relentless, hilarious pirate, an eccentric barber with shears for hands, or the wonderful Mad Hatter, when will Johnny Depp play the role of a cyber-intelligent god?In the new motion picture, “Transcendence,” Depp evolves from a well-known artificial scientist to an unstoppa...

Inspiring imagination to escape everyday struggles

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) runs to a promising future. (Courtesy Wilson Webb/MCT)

McClatchy Tribune

February 26, 2014

With a movie title like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” it’s not easy to guess what to expect, but it turned out pleasantly surprising, and even inspirational.Walter Mitty, played by Ben Stiller, is a negative assets manager for Life magazine whose life is safe and comfortable. When Mitty lo...

MOVIE REVIEW: Emotions run wild in bold truth of ‘12 Years a Slave’

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State Hornet Staff

November 13, 2013

Director Steven McQueen’s film “12 Years a Slave” illustrates a rarely told truth about slavery in the United States.Unlike the recently released movie “Django Unchained,” there is not really any forced humor throughout this film. Instead “12 Years a Slave” delivers a more intense image ...

Promises kept in new mob movie

Viggo Mortenson (right) is one of the main characters in new Russian mob movie, out last Friday.:Courtesy: Peter Mountain/Focus Features/MCT

Peter Mountain

September 25, 2007

Canadian director David Cronenberg has once again crafted an excellent movie with his "A History of Violence" leading man Viggo Mortensen. "Eastern Promises" delivers on its promises of being a ruthless mob film and a solid thriller. The film follows Anna Khitrova, a London midwife played by Naomi Wa...

’28 Weeks Later’: Not quite infectiously fun

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Brandon Wolfe

May 17, 2007

In 2002's "28 Days Later," a viral outbreak ran rampant across London, turning the populace into bloody eyed, insane zombies (well, if you want to get technical, they were ill people with zombie-like qualities, not the walking dead). A band of survivors had to make it out of the city alive, dealing ...

Dive into The Guardian

Image: Dive into The Guardian:On the set of a new movie about the U.S. Coast Guard,

Josh Huggett

October 1, 2006

The Navy has "Top Gun." The Army has "Platoon." The Marines have "Full Metal Jacket" and the Air Force has "Iron Eagle." The action thrillers have dazzled audiences with their oftentimes shocking and always heroic glimpses into life in the US military. But what is missing in this lineup is the presence...

Even though ‘Poseidon’ sinks, this movie doesn’t

Image: Even though 'Poseidon' sinks, this movie doesn't:Mike Vogel and Emmy Rossum star in

Josh Huggett

May 12, 2006

The summer blockbusters are here and with it inevitably come the epic disaster films. Take a big boat, an even bigger wave, a cast of good looking actors, and literally mix them all together and you get "Poseidon." A remake of the 1972 classic "The Poseidon Adventure," starring Gene Hackman, Poseidon is the st...

This ‘mission’ is better than the rest

Image: This 'mission' is better than the rest:Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) right, rescues IMF Agent Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell) in

Aubrey Henry

May 5, 2006

It seems only fashionable nowadays to figuratively jump all over Tom Cruise like he literally did to a certain talk show hostess' couch. At the risk of sounding unoriginal, I was never a huge fan of Cruise. From Cocktail, to Top Gun, to A Few Good Men and down the line, I didn't like Tom because he w...

This futuristic film brings comic book ‘vendettas’ to life

Image: This futuristic film brings comic book 'vendettas' to life:Natalie Portman as

Josh Huggett

March 24, 2006

The vigilant valor and violence revealed by the vigilante in "V for Vendetta" vicariously vows to validate the very verocity of various movie fanatics and conveys an undertone that is viable and virtuous. See the movie and you'll understand what I'm talking about. The fascist British government has em...