Movie review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ thought-provoking science fiction

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was a surprise late-summer hit in 2011, serving as a prequel to the classic sci-fi “Planet of the Apes” film about a team of astronauts who travel to the future and return to find that apes have become the dominant species on … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ a tense, exciting superhero thriller

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz Watch out, Iron Man and Thor — the gauntlet has been thrown. Though the two Avengers may have had stronger origin films, it’s Captain America who has the best sequel, wrapping up Marvel’s Phase Two solo Avenger films with a politically-tinged thriller that’s tense, exciting and genuinely game-changing for … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Catching Fire’ a bigger, better sequel with a timely message

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz “There are no winners, only survivors.” Those haunting words, spoken by a former “Hunger Games” victor, sum up the sobering truth about the games. In a post-apocalyptic North American society, teenagers — known as “tributes” — are forced to fight in a yearly televised death match as punishment for … Continue reading

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