Tag: Roger Ebert

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Stars Shia LaBeouf, Loses Megan Fox

Posted: June 30, 2011 at 11:41 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Based on a line of toys/cartoon in the ‘80s: Autobots = good robots, Decepticons = bad robots. Ok, now you’re all caught up. Let me assure you, nothing strikes fear in the heart of a film critic more than the phrase “In Association with Hasbro.” And after Transformers (boring) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen […]

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Review: Disney-Pixar’s ‘Cars 2’ Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine

Posted: June 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

As a child I was a constant source of academic disappointment to my parents; a perennial underachiever. I didn’t get bad grades, mind you. I was solid B-student. Sure, I could have gotten an “A” with a modicum of effort but if I could pull a “B” (or the occasional “C”) with little to no […]

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Review: “Green Lantern” Starring Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard, Blake Lively

Posted: June 17, 2011 at 9:47 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

The summer of the superhero continues as Green Lantern…blasts? Flies? Ummmm…what is it exactly Green Lantern does again? Of all the comic book characters, Green Lantern is probably one that people know the best while actually knowing very little about. So let’s catch you up. Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a hot shot test pilot […]

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Review: “Super 8” Starring Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning

Posted: June 10, 2011 at 8:46 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

J.J. Abrams (the man who brought you Lost) and Steven Spielberg (the man who brought you your childhood) team up for Super 8. Shrouded in great secrecy until just a few weeks before its release, the film is set in 1979 and follows a group of middle-school kids who are burgeoning filmmakers. After witnessing a […]

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Review: “X-Men First Class” Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Posted: June 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

X-Men gets the reboot/prequel treatment in X-Men: First Class.  What could have been a phone-in FX-fest is instead the best comic book film since The Dark Knight and the strongest Marvel film since Spider-Man 2.  (And that’s far from a backhanded compliment in light of Marvel Comics track record over the last decade.)  X-Men: First Class is everything a summer blockbuster should be: […]

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Qbert’s “Thor” Movie Review – Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins

Posted: May 6, 2011 at 9:06 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

In the interest of full disclosure you should know that I’m a comic book nerd. I’ve been collecting for well over 20 years. I have over 70 long boxes of comics. I used to manage a comic book store. I didn’t date in high school and I lived in my mother’s basement until I was […]

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Review: “Arthur” Remake Starring Russel Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner

Posted: April 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Sometimes I feel as if I’m the only person that doesn’t have a strong opinion one way or the other on Russell Brand. It’s kind of problematic considering that having strong opinions is, you know, kind of my gig. But I thought casting Brand as the titular role in Arthur was a potentially brilliant move. […]

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Review: “HOP” Starring Russel Brand, James Marsden

Posted: April 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

The commercials scream, “From the makers of Despicable Me” and justifiably so. Despicable Me was the surprise hit of the summer – charming, funny and delightfully unexpected. Sadly, Hop is none of that. Russell Brand stars as the voice of E.B., Easter bunny in waiting. But what E.B. really wants is to be a drummer […]

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Review: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”

Posted: April 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) returns as our eponymous hero in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. This time out he and his best friend Rowley (Robert Capron) have moved up the food chain of middle school by entering the 7th grade. However the filmmakers have shifted their focus from Greg’s relationship with Rowley to […]

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Movie Review: “Red Riding Hood” Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman

Posted: March 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Let the Twilight-ification of our childhoods begin! Red Riding Hood has arrived. Amanda Seyfried stars as Valerie (aka Red Riding Hood). She lives in a vaguely medieval village that’s spent the last few generations being stalked by a werewolf. Currently however the township has arrived at a détente of sorts with the lycanthrope. In exchange […]

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