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Robert Downey, Jr. delivers typical pith in Iron Man’s new installment Iron Man 3

As the trailers were playing before the movie, it became apparent how few leading male actors in Hollywood can carry a series like Robert Downey, Jr. Through a combination of casual directness and manic overconfidence, Downey, Jr. has become the protagonist in one of the highest grossing film series ever. Iron Man 3, staring Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, certainly begins the summer blockbuster season in style. This is the last of the Iron Man trilogy, although as referenced frequently in the film, definitely not the end of Tony Stark...
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New film Pain and Gain earns its name

Pain and Gain, directed by Michael Bay and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, is a screwball comedy released April 25. In the understatement of the year, this movie is not for the faint of heart. Given that this may be the only film to look at the underbelly of bodybuilding in South Florida in the 1990s this year, this is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite film on the subject from 2013. This is a film that is difficult to review succinctly, partially because it bounces all...
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Campus Films presents: Zero Dark Thirty

Not to spoil the ending of the movie, but Osama bin Laden is killed. Shocking, I know, but when a movie is a retelling of historical events, there are no alternative endings. Anyone who saw Lincoln knows the film did not end with President Lincoln, having avoiding assassination, becoming a vampire slayer. Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Katherine Bigalow, of Hurt Locker fame, and starring Jessica Chastain from The Help, is the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Chastain plays Maya, a CIA analyst, who starting in 2003...
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The Hobbit’s journey lags in Peter Jackson’s film

Plenty can happen over the course of three hours. Turkeys can roast in the oven, nine innings of baseball can be played, even a week’s worth of class can be attended. Although a lot can happen in the course of three hours, The Hobbit proves that it does not have to. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s newest adaption of a J.R.R Tolkien book, is a lengthy film clocking in at 11 minutes shy of three hours. Following the success of his previous Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson...
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