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  • Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery 2014

    ★★★ Added 1

    It’s been almost three decades since the then WWF’s “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling” turned the figurative cartoon character WWE Superstars into literal cartoon superstars. Now with the Attitude Era firmly in the rearview mirror and the PG era in full swing, the time felt right to revisit the WWE Superstars as cartoon characters motif.

    In “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery,” the WWE Universe links up with the popular and long-running Mystery Inc.team, made up of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo. Several WWE…

  • The Pianist 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    As a child, Roman Polanski roamed the streets of Poland during the Holocaust. He survived when his father pushed him through a barbed wire fence. His mother died, and he has said the only thing that will bring closure to that pain is his own death. It is for these reasons that The Pianist is one of the most personal films ever made. It is another in a long line of Holocaust films, but it finds a new way to…

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  • Solaris 2002

    ★★★½ Added

    Early on in the latest film from the very talented Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Out of Sight) we see several shots that must be paying homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. This should help prepare serious filmgoers as to what kind of movie Solaris is going to be, but even knowing that is not really adequate preparation. It is truly more of an avant-garde film rather than classical cinema, and it delves into issues and emotions not commonly seen…

  • Red Dragon 2002

    ★★★½ Added

    Since The Silence of the Lambs was so great, and its sequel Hannibal was not, I approached the latest film in the Hannibal Lecter series, Red Dragon, with some degree of trepidation. Sure, the cast had me very excited (Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, and Ralph Fiennes in the same movie!), but after the bad taste Hannibal left in my mouth nothing was certain. Then when I learned who was directing (Brett Ratner, of Rush Hour), I became even more skeptical.…