movie review en Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I recall the first Captain America film from a couple of years ago being an exciting, well-done action film based on the legendary comic book character. Now comes&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=""><strong>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in which our hero, whom we last saw during World War II, emerges from his cryogenic sleep in the </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. Naturally, there needs to be a catastrophic crisis from which the Captain must save the world. Yes, the plot is that simple, but it’s all the other ingredients in this second outing that makes </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Captain America: The Winter Soldier</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> such a spectacular thrill ride.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:10 +0000 Larry Thomas 25282 at Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After last year’s&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Moonrise Kingdom</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, I wasn’t sure if Wes Anderson could top, or even equal, himself with his next movie. He has.&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=""><strong>The Grand Budapest Hotel</strong></a>&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a shaggy dog story, or in this case, a shaggy hotel story, set in a fictitious European country between the two world wars and into the years of communism.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 25010 at Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review: 3 Days to Kill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’m guessing that, in the course of your movie-watching career, you have found yourself in the position of choosing a film even though it sounds totally illogical, perhaps even stupid, but yet turns out to be well done and incredibly entertaining.&nbsp; Such is the case with&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=""><strong>3 Days to Kill</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In some ways, it’s the typical action flick, but at the same time the atypical action flick.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 23549 at Movie Review: 3 Days to Kill Movie Review: Gloria <p>Larry Thomas has a review of the 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama <a href=""><strong>Gloria</strong></a>, now showing at the <strong>Mariemont Theatre</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 23296 at Movie Review: Gloria Movie Review: The Monuments Men <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes it doesn’t pay to over anticipate a new film, as it can often end in disappointment. That happened to me last year with Quentin Tarantino’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Django Unchained</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And now it’s happened again with George Clooney’s&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=""><strong>The Monuments Men</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And although it pains me to say so, the fault has to lie with Clooney himself for choosing to wear so many hats on one head. He starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote this tale of World War II intrigue. We already know he’s a really capable actor and director. Maybe he should stick to doing what he does best instead of trying to cover all the bases himself.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:10 +0000 Larry Thomas 22980 at Movie Review: The Monuments Men