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Best and worst films of 2014

Every year at this time I read list after list of top tens from different critics and every one boils down to the same sentiment. "Even though I hate the very idea of a top ten list, the public demands it so I guess I'm forced to do it.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-01-07-0
Arts & Entertainment
Bob Franken: Cuba si, Congress no

...Christmas Day, because the organization that was doing North Korea's dirty work escalated with threats of violence at the movie houses showing the film. Naturally, the theater chains and the malls that provide the venues were a tiny bit nervous...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-20/bob-franken-cuba-si-congress-no
Opinion
Reeling it in: 'Penguins' packed with family fun

...moving and funny, and very creative. There are parts that may be a little scary, but overall it's a great time at the movies. Or, if you don't want to go out, just let your kids watch "The Lego Movie" again. You know that's what they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-03/reeling-it-in-penguins
Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: Mazerunner

...a mostly unknown cast, manages to elevate some fairly mediocre material and turns in a pretty entertaining evening at the movies. It's not a game changer, nor is it going to elevate it's stars, ala "Hunger Games" or "Twilight" to super-stardom...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-10-01/movie-review-mazerunne
Arts & Entertainment
Seeking out some new films on video

Late August is a rough time at the movie theater. It's not really summer, and it's not really fall. The blockbuster season is over but the awards season hasn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-08-27-2
Arts & Entertainment
Reeling it in: Two choices make for a great weekend at the movies

Summer is officially upon us and as such I have been faced with the nearly impossible task of trying to choose between all the high profile films currently flooding the theaters. I really wanted to see "22 Jump Street" for a couple of reasons, one being that the original was surprisingly funny, and the other is that it's directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys who brought us "The Lego Movie."

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-06-18/reeling-it-in-two-choi
Arts & Entertainment

...two adorable CGI characters. If you're in the club, "Guardians of the Galaxy" will likely be a great night out at the movies. If you're not, Marvel doesn't seem to be worried about you anymore. Grade: B+"Guardians of the Galaxy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-06-0
News
"A Walk Among the Tombstones" - on the trail of two psychos

"A Walk Among the Tombstones" Universal Pictures1 hour 54 minutes

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-09-24/a-walk-among-the-tombs
Arts & Entertainment

The following is a column previously run on July 22, 2012. Are you one of those annoying people who get up to leave the theater when the movie ends and the credits begin to roll? Sit down; it's not over until it's over.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2013-07-13
Community

...Just look at the movie. Just read the screenplay.' He immediately thought it was an amazing idea. So I looked at the movie, read the screenplay and I fell madly in love.AP: It's an original score, but the "Rocky" theme is used as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-10-02
Arts & Entertainment

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