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MOVIE REVIEW: “JOBS”

MOVIE REVIEW: “JOBS”

Joyce Kulhawik August 18, 2013 2

Steve Jobs would have HATED this movie. Where Jobs the man was a revolutionary thinker outside the box, JOBS the movie is a swamp of cliches. Where Jobs the man was a detailed and

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MOVIE REVIEW: MAN OF STEEL

MOVIE REVIEW: MAN OF STEEL

Joyce Kulhawik June 20, 2013 4

This time around, Superman has not only lost his red underpants, he’s lost his identity– and he used to have two! Remember Christopher Reeve’s charming, bumbling Clark Kent who kept his cape under wraps

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT GATSBY

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREAT GATSBY

Joyce Kulhawik May 21, 2013 0

It’s great– once it stops. The first frantic 45 minutes of filmmaker Baz (“Moulin Rouge”) Luhrman’s  eye-popping, screen swollen, 3D, musical mashup of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mythic novel brought me to the brink of

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MOVIE REVIEW: IRON MAN 3

MOVIE REVIEW: IRON MAN 3

Joyce Kulhawik May 7, 2013 1

The cheap thrills of summer begin with the noisy, hyperactive and superficially entertaining third installment of IRON MAN 3—which pits Robert Downey Junior’s brash industrialist Tony Stark as the man in the can against

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MOVIE REVIEW: OBLIVION

MOVIE REVIEW: OBLIVION

Joyce Kulhawik April 29, 2013 1

The latest Tom Cruise film OBLIVION in which the superstar once again saves the world is a muted, muddled sci-fi fandango that finds Tom tangling with his identity. There are those who think the

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MOVIE REVIEW: “42”

MOVIE REVIEW: “42”

Joyce Kulhawik April 23, 2013 1

It’s the only number to be retired by all of baseball and belonged to the tough, multi-talented athlete Jackie Robinson who rose out of poverty in rural Georgia to break baseball’s color barrier when

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MOVIE REVIEW: ADMISSION

MOVIE REVIEW: ADMISSION

Joyce Kulhawik March 24, 2013 2

I’ve recently experienced the crap shoot that is the college admissions process, though it did not– unfortunately– involve either Tina Fey or Paul Rudd. They would have made it infinitely more entertaining as they

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MOVIE REVIEW: ZERO DARK THIRTY

MOVIE REVIEW: ZERO DARK THIRTY

Joyce Kulhawik January 8, 2013 0

Osama Bin Laden is dead. The chilling and detailed ZERO DARK THIRTY directed by Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director: THE HURT LOCKER) and written by Mark

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MOVIE REVIEW: LES MISERABLES

MOVIE REVIEW: LES MISERABLES

Joyce Kulhawik December 30, 2012 2

I have always loved this musical onstage, but was never so miserable as when I sat through all 157 minutes onscreen. LES MISERABLES–despite some exceptional musical performances–dies a torturous death by close-up at the

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MOVIE REVIEW: ARGO

MOVIE REVIEW: ARGO

Joyce Kulhawik October 12, 2012 0

Ben Affleck has done it behind the camera again– directed a first rate thriller! It’s sleeker, sharper, and surer than his previous directorial work– and it’s already being touted as a possible Best Picture

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