Review

The Big Screen
10:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The old saying goes “everything old is new again.” Except when it comes to the summer movie crop of 2014, in which all the retreads, reboots, and remakes seem like those that came before. And Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is no exception. This particular cycle of cinema began in 1968 with the original film Planet of the Apes, which spawned four sequels, two TV series, a 2001 remake from director Tim Burton which was less than well-received, then 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which I recall was actually pretty good. Now comes the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is pretty much a casserole of plot points, social commentary, and high-tech action scenes in yet another effort to mine bags of box office coin from a proven commodity.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

If you’re tired of the sci-fi genre being hijacked just so Tom Cruise can make another movie, or director Michael Bay can churn out another overlong, turgid Transformers epic, then there’s a new film you should flock to immediately. It’s called Snowpiercer and it’s not playing everywhere, so you’ll have to seek it out.

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Author Eileen Cronin
12:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience"

Kelly Blewett has a review of Cincinnati native Eileen Cronin’s new memoir, Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience, recounting growing up here after being born without legs.

Author Karen White
1:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Book review: "A Long Time Gone"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new novel from bestselling author Karen White, A Long Time Gone. The author will be at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on Tuesday, June 24.

Cincinnati Landmark
1:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Book review: "Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism"

Jane Durrell has a review of the Shawn Patrick Tubb book, Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism, as well as an update on future plans for the historic building.

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