Movie reviews
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* * * (Modern look at the Nativity) Harlem writer Langston Hughes wrote a play about the Nativity as seen through the eyes of African Americans in Harlem. “Black Nativity” is loosely based … more
* * * ½ Reimagined biblical tale) The Old Testament story of Noah and the Ark is re-imagined in epic proportion in this sweeping, violent and at times provocative movie. This is not the … more
* * ½ (Depressing, violent drama) A great cast fights their way through this depressing, violent tale of a bunch of losers in a Pennsylvania mining town. Christian Bale plays Russell … more
* * * * Zany, dark, delightful comedy) Wes Anderson makes wonderful, zany, dark and delightful movies. We loved his “Moonrise Kingdom,” partially filmed right here in Rhode Island. If you … more
* * * (Sci-fi with good premise/bad execution)  Good science fiction requires allegory and strong references to our current issues. “Star Trek” set the bar high for futuristic … more
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY * * * (Kiddie cartoon prequel) Remember those cute little monsters from “Monsters Inc.?” The preschoolers you brought to that movie are now teenagers and … more
PACIFIC RIM * * ½ (High tech monster flick) If it wasn’t for the 3D, color and special effects, I would swear I was watching a Godzilla movie. Joyce wisely skipped this one, which … more
* * ½ (High-tech zombie flick) A zombie movie by any other name is still a zombie movie. This one goes for high-tech, super special effects, a pseudo-intellectual approach and zombies … more
(Sixties folkie tale) If you were around during the ’60s, you’ll love this tale about a down and out folk singer. Oscar Isaac plays the title character, a self-proclaimed folk artist with a … more
*  ½ (Cookie-cutter spy story) Chris Pine does his Matt Damon impression in this cookie-cutter/formula spy story based on the Tom Clancy hero. Russia is again the enemy. This time they … more
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