Opinion

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“Chernobyl Diaries” are best left unread

"Chernobyl Diaries" seems to casually abuse the real-life story behind the abandoned city of Pripiat for the sake of a few scares.

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"Avengers" assembles best elements of its genre

Avengers took the humor-tinged mech-action of Iron Man, the Shakespearean epicness of Thor, and threw in a little political correctness for good measure. This is how you do a superhero film.

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Summer films: The good, the bad, the wild cards

This summer will offer the usual assortment of comic book blockbusters, sci-fi, obscene comedies, reboots, remakes, sequels, and prequels.

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“Cabin in the Woods” is full of surprises

The Cabin in the Woods takes the overdone slasher flick formula, tears it down, and builds it back up.

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The less you know the better about "The Cabin in the Woods"

It is deliciously ingenious and a lot of fun and breaths much needed new life into a predictable and hackneyed genre.

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“The Walking Dead” is more alive than ever

When it comes to television, adaptations of graphic novels are risky business. When AMC picked up "The Walking Dead," however, it was a risk worth taking.

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"In Darkness": How a few Polish Jews escaped the Nazis

What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?

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Got Hope? "Detachment" doesn't!

Everything about this "real life high school" movie is tragic and miserable. The students are clinging to the edges of teenage life, the teachers are losing their minds, and the principal is getting divorced and fired.

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"The Hunger Games" better than expected

The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a  larger story of oppression and rebellion.

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The Vanishing City: a movie review

All of these communities have felt the impact and hardships of the city's re-zoning and development laws.

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