| Jun 22, 2016

'Nina' is still worth watching

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The “politically correct”(PC) left is often no better than the Christian right when it comes to looking for ways to be offended by movies. The latest victim of PC backlash is “Nina,” the film based on legendary jazz and blues singer and civil-rights icon ...

Guardians of the Galaxy

Sep 10, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

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If the poster for “Guardians of the Galaxy” seems a bit like a parody of a space-opera movie — with its ray-gun firing hero, green-skinned Amazon, machine-gun toting space racoon and giant alien plant — well, that’s because it is. Kind of. Director James ...

British actress Eve makes her mark on 'Star Trek'

Aug 22, 2013

British actress Eve makes her mark on 'Star Trek'

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There must be a Union Jack stowed somewhere aboard the Starship Enterprise: The British influence on “Star Trek Into Darkness” is pretty thick. There is of course hot new man about town Benedict Cumberbatch (or “Batchi-san” to his Japanese fans) as genetically engineered evildoer ...