The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) Download Movie

Kung Fu Panda gets across important and inevitable plot information in ways that are novel and unexpected. Things simply don't happen the way they usually happen in animated stories.. As the credits roll, the film's many flaws come sharply into focus. But while it lasts, Kung-Fu Panda is something of a guilty treat.. For those of us who are not Twilight fanatics, or even fans, or could not care somewhat less than less, the arrival of Part 1 is not cause for trumpets blaring. But I would imagine ...

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Sex Drive (2008) Watch Full Movie

Once you strip Sex Drive of its naughty bits, all the sex, swearing and loud, loud music, the film is as dull and safe as a 1960 high-school guidance counsellor's pamphlet on dating.. The movie's a working definition of "safe sex.". Sean Anders' derivative gross-out movie Sex Drive is easier to take if you accept that the answer to every baffling plot question is "because it's a teen sex comedy.". The title Sex Drive is a pun about a road trip in search of nooky, but it's also an apt image of wh...

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A Knight's Tale (2001) Play Streaming

You might find yourself smiling and laughing all the way through it.. A Knight's Tale should be ridiculous, and it is: ridiculously entertaining.. It will rock you -- straight to sleep.. May please aficionados of oldies stations and Xtreme sports but few others.. Predictable and repetitive.. . Strip away its 14th Century trappings and A Knight's Tale is just a Middle Ages Rocky that spares no cliche in its unduly long, 2 1/4 hours.. Instead of pulling young audiences imaginatively back into the ...

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King Kong (2005) Full Movie Streaming

Men sporting bronzer and spewing cliches in British accents while battling evil and dealing with cheesy special effects.. At three hours, Jackson's Kong is too bloated and digressive to match the pure adrenaline of the first film, perhaps the finest B-movie ever made.. [A] cacophonous, frivolous adaptation of Ubisoft's Arabian Nights-themed video-game series.. Silly, pointless and obscenely overproduced.. Kong has heart, and he's willing to show it in a movie made with wit, excitement and moment...

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Insurgent (2015) Full Streaming

Taken for what it is, Insurgent is a vast improvement over the franchise's first installment, mostly thanks to expansion in two arenas: budget and scope.. Unlike Divergent, which required pages of premise-establishing exposition, Insurgent is more purely action-centric, as the hunters hunt and the hunted flee through the trees, hopping freight trains, trying to elude capture.. The action sequences are well done, some of the visuals are spectacular, and at it's heart Insurgent is wrestling with s...

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Watch Streaming

Director Robert Zemeckis once again harnesses a new technology to an engaging fable in this digitally animated adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's holiday tale.. Not only do Van Allsburg's darkly magical illustrations come to glorious life in the film; so, too, do his familiar words.. While there are some amusing moments involving the film's stellar cast of second bananas, the "quirky" and utterly artificial love story at its center makes Armageddon feel like the preferable option.. One of the ye...

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The Incredible Hulk (2008) Download Movie

The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.. Look deeply into Stardust and all you see is a slightly diluted Princess Bride, and a happily-ever-after you've seen a dozen times before.. An overstuffed, overlong epic with a tongue-in-cheek approach that repeatedly begs unfavorable comparisons with The Princess Bride.. A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.. Digital spectacle is both too much and too little, and it's begin...

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I Am Number Four (2011) Download Movie

Strip away the uninspired mythology, and I Am Number Four is just your average high school movie with below-average drama.. The sheer whoosh of the story line keeps you watching anyway, and, as the prince, Jake Gyllenhaal has a hearty good-naturedness that comes as a relief amid all the turbocharged antics. He wears his heroism lightly.. I Am Number Four's CGI sequences are murky and dark, its performances negligible, its script genuinely inept. There is, I should note, a puppy, which arguably k...

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Sky High (2005) Play Movie

It seems only fair now to let kids from every other country line up to escort Samuel L. Jackson to safety. What kinds of misadventures could he get up to in Uruguay, or Mauritania?. My 12-year-old self would have liked this movie a lot. The 25-year-old me likes it a bit more than he cares to admit.. . The story penned by Helander with Petri Jokiranta goes heavy on the hokum, not to mention the CGI fireworks, but a dialled-down Jackson and a fired-up Tommila make for an entertaining pair.. This i...

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3:10 to Yuma (2007) Online Streaming

James Mangold's expert and entertaining 3:10 to Yuma demonstrates both the Western's age-old appeal, and the problems it presents to a contemporary filmmaker.. Alone of all the earnest players in this turgidly euphemistic melodrama, Sheen seems to grasp that the only way you can keep a straight face through this choked-up virginity is to carry it way into camp.. Memo to director Chris Weitz and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg: Just because you make a movie about vampires doesn't mean you suck the...

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The Four Feathers (2002) Full Movie Streaming

The Four Feathers has rewards, from the exoticism of its seas of sand to the fierce grandeur of its sweeping battle scenes.. . Ledger does a great job in the action sequences and the more tender scenes.. A rousing if retro adventure film about soldiers and honor and brotherly love.. A spectacular-looking film, but its ambivalent story and viewpoint ultimately drag it down.. What's missing, crucially, is the passion required to make this unlikely tale work.. The characters are so feckless, the co...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Download Full

You're going to hear a lot about Breaking Dawn Part 2 being the best of the Twilight movies. That's like saying a simple head cold is preferable to swine flu.. For having gone to the trouble of making a self-descriptive movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, its producers seem ultimately unsure about its most basic concept.. "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" doesn't end the series on an especially strong note, but it ends it. Let's count our blessings.. Not much of an effort is made to differentiate t...

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Monsters University (2013) Download Full

It's an awful disappointment-and one more reason to worry about Pixar's future under Disney ownership.. Director Dan Scanlon and his creative team pay exquisite attention to each delicious detail, including young Mike's retainer that gleams each time he grins.. Some jokes work, some don't and, frankly, I can't remember either, but it leaves a sweet aftertaste. Slight, but sweet.. The comedy is uniformly crude and lewd, some of it works and some of it's lame.. It has enough of the right stuff to ...

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The Book of Life (2014) Download Movie

The Book of Life moves breezily from one scene to the next, keeping the pace brisk and rarely skipping a beat.. Pirates will enthrall kids and amuse adults. Its only failing is that at 2 hours and 15 minutes, it's about 20 minutes too long.. Certainly, Pirates has its moments. But it's definitely no 'E' ticket.. Almost (but not quite) makes up in visuals what it lacks in snappy dialogue.. The photography is of the sort you'd find in any half decent nature documentary, with cloying emphasis place...

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Troy (2004) Watch Full Movie

All of the visual majesty that hundreds of millions of dollars can buy cannot obscure the perfunctory and unsatisfying development of the major characters.. There are breathtaking vistas, taut political intrigues, dangerous romantic liaisons and one of the greatest wardrobes ever assembled for a costume drama.. Whatever its flaws, "Maleficent" is a family-friendly Disney adventure that offers a relaunched and thoroughly delightful Angelina Jolie .... Music perfectly fits with the movie, the stor...

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Quantum of Solace (2008) Play Movie

If you held up your thumb over Daniel Craig's face and took in the mayhem around him, you'd think you were watching The Bourne Simulation rather than the 22nd (and shortest-ever) ode to Ian Fleming's suave government killer.. Forster is indeed a fine director, but he's hardly a specialist in action films, and it shows. He can't quite keep things moving fast enough to speed past the absurdity of the premise.. Quantum of Solace is a model of mediocrity, even though Daniel Craig gives his all to a ...

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