REVIEW: Ant-Man

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

Last summer, everyone seemed shocked that Guardians of the Galaxy was a great, really fun movie. Before its release, conversations were peppered with skeptical remarks about a talking raccoon and a walking tree. Afterwards, of course, everyone loved it and commended Marvel for being able to do what is just second-nature to the studio now.

Now here we are, one summer later, and audiences are skeptical that Ant-Man can be a great, really fun movie. Leading up to its release, conversations have been peppered with skeptical remarks about the main character’s lameness and production troubles.

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REVIEW: This is Where I Leave You

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

The premise is simple enough: Four grown-up siblings and their mother agree to spend one week in the same house, as the request of their just-deceased father. While the house-arrest premise has been done in myriad ways already, This is Where I Leave You has better acting than any of its brethren and a screenplay that, for the most part, smartly sidesteps the predictable.

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REVIEW: Non-Stop

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

Chris Luckett

Liam Neeson was once considered anything but an action hero. Oh, sure, he did the occasional Star Wars or Batman movie, but he still was no Jason Bourne or anything. Then came Taken in early 2009. The A-Team followed in early 2010. Then Unknown the year after. Then The Grey. Then Taken 2. As the opening months of 2014 wind to a close, Neeson once again returns to the big screen, gun in hand, in Non-Stop.

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