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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you’ve been looking forward to seeing the Sentinels on the big screen—you might have to keep on looking.  Like every other X-Men movie, this one devolves into a predictable showdown with Magneto.

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Maleficent. Forget about fantasy violence and frightening images, why doesn’t the MPAA warn audiences about gratuitous pixie action?

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Edge of Tomorrow.  In his latest sci-fi epic, Tom Crusie has the ability to reset time, but since audiences seem to assume this film is Oblivion 2, it’s unlikely Edge of Tomorrow will be a career reset for Cruise.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West
. Unfortunately for Seth McFarland, there are almost as many ways to die at the box office. His latest film is one of them.


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Belle.
In French, it means a beautiful woman. But what about the film…about a beautiful mulatto woman born into an aristocratic world that can never fully accept her? Is Belle “bon” or simply “pas si bon”?

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Godzilla
.  The tag line for the 1998 Godzilla was “Size matters.” Fortunately, the tag line for the latest reimagining of Godzilla could be “Talent matters.”

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds!

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Draft Day.  If Hollywood held a draft, the movie Draft Day probably wouldn't go until the seventh round.  Still, you might pick it up in a straight trade for a Channing Tatum romance or even a Cuba Gooding, Jr. direct-to-video release.

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Noah.  What Darren Aronofsky did for ballet in the Black Swan, he now does for the Bible in Noah. He makes it dark, psychological, and a little silly.  As an extra bonus, he throws in fracking, rock people, and a psychopathic Noah.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Considering the amount of screen time Andrew Garfield spends out of his Spider-Man outfit, a better title might be The Annoying Peter Parker.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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All is Lost.  Bob in a boat.  'Nuff said.

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Sabotage. The only thing sabotaged in this film is Arnold Shchenagger's movie comeback.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This time around there are no USO shows or musical numbers. Instead, The Star Spangled Man takes on Hydra's Master Plan, and there are lots and lots of bullets.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films ninety seconds.

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300: Rise of an Empire
.  According to Martin Luther:  “Blood alone moves the wheels of history.”  One thing’s for sure, blood certainly moves a wheel or two in Hollywood’s latest version of Greek history.

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Non-Stop.
  For the Misfits, the only thing non-stop about Liam Neeson’s new film is their disagreement about what does and doesn’t work.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel.
If M. Gustave were to describe the appeal of Wes Anderson’s dark screwball comedy to his lobby boy, Zero, he would certainly say that it had a certain je ne sais quoi. The Misfits, however, might just say, "It's the best film of the year," and leave it at that.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds!

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Lone Survivor.  Both Steve and Lou support this film version of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s harrowing true-life story of survival.  Jim, however, remains the “lone dissenter.”

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RoboCop.  Surprisingly, this remake turns out to be more than a soulless, mechanical re-animating of an 80s hit.  While retaining and updating the original’s high-tech effects, it also manages to hold onto some of it’s heart and brains.

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The Oscar Telecast.  It came, it bored, and it may very well still be going on.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.



The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Mitty is an anonymous everyman who uses fantasy as a way to escape from his… important and creatively rewarding job at LIFE magazine?  And his… understanding and supportive mother?  Not to mention his…new girlfriend who thinks he’s terrific?  Wait a minute.  Is this Mitty’s real life or one of his fantasies?



American Hustle.  It’s less about Abscam than bad hair decisions made by men in the 70s.  Bale has an elaborate comb over, Cooper sports a self-administered perm, and Renner tops off his head with an impressive pompadour.  It’s a regular rogue’s gallery of unfortunate hairstyles.



The Wolf of Wall Street.
  Even though Scorsese’s stock soared with Hugo, creatively he now finds himself in a bear market with The Wolf of Wall Street.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.



Saving Mr. Banks.  Not even a spoonful of sugar can get the Misfits to swallow this film.



Her.  It doesn’t take place in a dystopian future.  The frame isn’t filled with high-tech CGI effects.  And humanity hasn’t managed to all but wipe itself out.  What kind of science fiction film is this, anyway?  The kind that can surprise and move you.

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Dallas Buyers Club.  First Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to be in Les Miserables, and now Matthew McConaughey loses even more weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.  In the future, Academy members won’t vote for best actor but will hold a weigh-in, and whoever comes in lowest will take the Oscar.



Inside Llewyn Davis.  Even though critics seem to love Inside Llewyn Davis, fans of folk music probably haven’t been this outraged since Dylan went “electric” at the Newport Folk Festival.

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