“Sea of Monsters” douses viewers with fun

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Fans of Rick Riordan’s popular “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” book series, rejoice. “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Sea of Monsters,” although not identical to its book counterpart, certainly bears more resemblance to the novel than its flawed predecessor “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief.”

‘Warm Bodies’ compels with peculiar zombie-human love

The concept of a supernatural creature falling in love with a human is not new. Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga and the traditional fairy tale of “Beauty and the Beast” depict tales of uncommon love interests. However, “Warm Bodies,” the zombified version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” marks the first time that a zombie has been portrayed as a rational, loving creature.

“The Hobbit” offers homecoming feeling

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After a 10 year hiatus, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” welcomes viewers back to the world created by author J. R. R Tolkien, where evil makes its way back into the light through the hands of an unsuspecting hobbit on an unexpected journey.

‘Wreck-it Ralph’ plays crowd

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“Wreck-it Ralph,” a computer-animated adventure film directed by Rich Moore, is an intriguing, loving film, with engaging characters, suspenseful conflicts and an arcade-inspired music score.

‘Tai Chi Zero’ presses play on style


“Tai Chi Zero,” a Chinese martial arts film by director Stephen Fung, has a thin plotline with a in tongue-in-cheek tone, manic steampunk and video game interpolation and, of course, plenty of hand-to-hand combat.

‘Prometheus’ sacrifices story for style


“Prometheus” aims to invite an interesting dialogue about creation and even extraterrestrial life, and does so with visually stunning clarity, believable futuristic technology and a handful of well-trained actors. The major crux in such an artistic film, however, is the lack of a substantial story development to better suit those ideas.

Remembering A Titanic Event

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The real story concerning the sinking of the RMS Titanic is not the movie, the exhibits or the food that was served, but the lives of the many people that were tragically changed or ended altogether.