Mike Smith

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    The Last Stand Review : Schwarzenegger still knows how to hit his mark

    Smoothly directed and featuring characters that rise above being one dimensional, “The Last Stand” could be an...

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    The Last Stand

    There must be something in the water in California. In 1967, actor Ronald Reagan began the first...

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    Promised Land

    Small-town America isn’t what it used to be. With farms shutting down and the big stores coming...

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    Your Sister’s Sister

    As a group of friends gather to remember their friend, Tom, tensions begin to build. Gone a...

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    Charles Durning (1923 – 2012)

    Charles Durning, a highly decorated World War II vetaran and Oscar nominated actor, passed away today due...

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    Jack Reacher

    I apologize in advance if these first paragraphs seem “preachy.” But I feel strong enough about what...

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    Back to 1942

    In the winter of 1942 a terrible drought came over the Henan province in China. The drought,...

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    Lincoln

    January 1865. Having just won re-election to a second term as president, Abraham Lincoln is greeting soldiers,...

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    Silver Linings Playbook

    Let’s say you come home early and are surprised to find your wife in the shower. With...

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    Mike pays tribute to the late, great Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman, who will forever be remember for his portrayal of one of television’s best loved (and...

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    The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part II

    It’s over. Finally. The epic vampire meets girl, girl meets vampire, wolf-boy takes his shirt off a...

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    Skyfall

    One of the things you learn as a film critic is to always hedge your bets. Which...

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    Flight

    It’s been almost four years since airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed his crippled jet safely on...

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    Chasing Mavericks

    What do you get when you pair two of Hollywood’s best directors, a talented leading man and...

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    The Master

    April Fool! A couple of years ago the world thought Joaquin Phoenix had slowly gone crazy. He...

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    Ashley and Mike take a look at Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

    Ashley and Mike take a look at Timmy B's latest dark-paletted masterpiece "Frankenweenie".

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    The Dictator

    When a film opens with a dedication to the late Korean leader Kim Jong Il you know...

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    10 Years

    In what is sure to be remembered as “the year of Channing Tatum,” a smaller budgeted film...

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    Taken 2

    What do you do after you’ve rescued your daughter from sex traffickers in Paris, killing pretty much...

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    End of Watch

    A high speed pursuit leads to a deadly shootout with a quartet of gang bangers, captured clearly...

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    The Woman in Black

    England in the 1900s. Three little girls are playing in the attic. They are suddenly joined by...

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    Jeff Who Lives At Home

    Meet Jeff (Segel). Like the title of the movie says, he lives at home. In his mother’s...

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    Act of Valour

    I have a confession to make here. During my entire time in the U.S. Army I feared...

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    The Way

    This past weekend my wife and I attended an engagement party for our son. While there I...

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    The Words

    An author (Dennis Quaid) approaches a podium before a packed house. He announces the title of the...

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    Hit & Run

    Charlie Bronson (Shepard) and his girlfriend, Annie, (Bell) lie in bed, making the kind of promises only...

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    Premium Rush

    There are 1500 bicycle messengers on the street in Manhattan every day. At least that is what...

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    Sparkle

    In 1968 Detroit, if you wanted to make it big as a singer you tried your luck...

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    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    If you spent any time watching the 2008 Summer Olympics you most probably saw the amazing art...

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    Battleship

    “H-7. Hit. B-7. Miss. H-8. Hit. You sunk my Battleship!” If you grew up in the 1970s...

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