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The Retrieval (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Under the Skin (2014)
"I have one issue with 'Mysteries of the Unseen World.' It isn't long enough. Stunning in its images that reveal what we cannot see around us, this movie is so enthralling I wish it had at least one more hour added to its 50-minute running time. "
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The Other Woman (2014)
"Make no mistake about it: This is a mean-spirited movie. But because the whole idea of the show is about women set on revenge, it remains funny and breezy despite its shallow characters. It follows in the female footsteps of 'Bridesmaids.'"
Brick Mansions (2014)
Redwood Highway (2014)
"A road-trip movie that takes its time, with an enjoyable ramble through the beautiful woods of southern Oregon, 'Redwood Highway' is a character study of a determined, if sometimes perplexed, woman. "
"You may have seen Middle Earth before. But you haven't been IN Middle Earth.Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has made it possible for you to feel like you're surrounded by the astonishing environment created by J.R.R. Tolkien."
3 Days To Kill (2014)
God's Not Dead (2014)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Bad Words (2014)
"If profanity bothers you, don't even read any further. Not that you'll see profanity here. It's just that 'Bad Words' isn't your kind of movie. And just because it stars many children, don't even consider taking your kid to it."
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Draft Day (2014)
"It's not about winning a big game and it's not about an underdog team getting its one chance. 'Draft Day' is an enjoyable sports movie that isn't about football per se. It's about the politics of what goes into selecting players for a team. "
The Raid 2 (2014)
"How 'The Raid 2' ever earned an R rating is beyond me. I've seen NC-17 fare that wasn't half this graphic. This is one of the most violent films ever made. (Think Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah to the 10th power.) "
Son Of God (2014)
"Its roots as a television series are obvious, and it's a long way from the likes of 'Ben-Hur' or 'The Greatest Story Ever Told.' Still, 'Son of God' has a couple of sequences that make it an above-average picture."
"It's certainly not the sometimes-whimsical Bible story that's told to so many children. Director Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' is a drama about a tormented man determined to do God's bidding and about people who are ravaging the earth."
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
"What did Colton Burpo experience? 'Heaven is for Real,' based on the best-selling book 'Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back,' is a gentle, heartfelt movie that allows viewers to decide for themselves."
Lone Survivor (2014)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Devil's Due (2014)
Gimme Shelter (2014)
That Awkward Moment (2014)
"For those of you expecting another PG-13 romantic comedy, take note that 'That Awkward Moment' is rated R. This means it may or may not be a good date movie, depending upon your sweetheart's tolerance for f-bombs."
All Is Lost (2013)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The Monuments Men (2014)
About Last Night (2014)
"Sexy, witty and romantic, 'About Last Night' is a remake of the 1986 Edward Zwick film adapted from David Mamet's 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago,' a stage play. The 1986 movie and this one both are rated R, but this one has more steam in its dialogue."
"Everyone is curious about remakes while simultaneously asking 'Why remake a perfectly good movie?' With 'RoboCop,' the answers are a little easier to figure out than with a lot of other reimagined tales."
Winter's Tale (2014)
Titans Of The Ice Age 3D (2013)
"This is one of the best uses of computer-generated imagery, or CGI, you'll ever see. And the 3-D technique makes the animals seem even more alive in 'Titans of the Ice Age 3D,' which is wonderfully narrated by Christopher Plumme"
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Legend of Hercules (2014)