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Reeling it in: 'Fury' a grim but effective war film

...true impact. I was particularly impressed with the performances in the film. Brad Pitt is one of his generation's best actors, but his weakest characters are those like Collier, soldiers, gruff and grim. Here, though, he manages to make...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-10-22/reeling-it-in-fury-a-g
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Hercules a rare disappointment from "The Rock"

...career out of improving mediocre films with his winning personality and incredibly charismatic performances. He is a good actor, if not necessarily a great one, but he tends to boost the quality of just about any project he's associated with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-07-31/hercules-a-rare-disapp
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Movie review: Superb acting just the start in 'Lincoln'

...Crowe, Denzel Washington; all marvelous actors, all Best Actor winners, but somehow not even in the same league with...and even moments of ruthlessness. You often hear of a good actor or actress that they do as much with their eyes as they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-12-26/movie-review-superb-ac
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Movie review: Here's the dirt on the 'Snitch'

...carnage, but I think the casting of Johnson in this role was a mistake. He does a fine job, and I think he's a good actor, but it's a problem of perception. I kept expecting him to snap someone's neck and instead we'd just have another...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-03-06/movie-review-heres-the
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Movie's simplicity enables the tension and terror

...equal importance and screentime to the villains as to the heroes. There is no doubt that Hanks will get a nomination for Best Actor, and I predict that Barkhad Abdi will get a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but without Phillips' name above...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-10-16-0
Arts & Entertainment
Movie review: Explosive fun in 'Pacific Rim'

...he handles the role just fine and manages not to get lost among the explosions. It's good, however, that he has better actors, like Elba and co-star Rinko Kikuchi, as another Jaeger pilot, to help prop him up. The acting is fine, though...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-07-17/movie-review-explosive
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Movie review: Cruise good in so-so film

...next month. Of course, Tom Cruise is far and away the best actor in the movie. Yes, I realize Robert Duvall has a small...distracting than it was elevating. I've seen examples of a good actor or a star elevating an entire production. Tommy Lee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-01-09/movie-review-cruise-go
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'Premium Rush'? Not so much

...not been the only one in the theater. You can't really shout out quips to yourself. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a very good actor under normal situations, is Wiley. While Wiley is an actual name that people have, people in our hero's world see...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-09-13/%E2%80%98premium-rush%
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'Twilight' saga ends with a bang

...crime to the Volturi and their manic, pop-eyed, giggling leader Aro, played by Michael Sheen who is a much, much better actor than this movie might suggest. Of course, Nessie is not an Immortal Child, a fact that Irina could have easily ascertained...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-11-21/twilight-saga-ends-wit
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Same old song and dance?

...much of an actor, and Cher, though an Oscar-winner, doesn't really do any acting in this movie. There are some good actors -- the aforementioned Tucci and Bell, as well as the incredibly talented Alan Cumming, but there's not much for...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120910/pul_753696388.shtml
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