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PACIFIC RIM Movie Review

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PACIFIC RIM Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer It’s about lost shoes and bloody noses. Alien creatures called Kaiju, larger than the Burj Khalilfa, rise from the oceans and destroy cities all over the world. America’s answer is to build 25-story-high robots, called Jaegers, to fight the menacing creatures – but with a twist. A Jaeger is controlled […]

“WORLD WAR Z” Movie Review

“WORLD WAR Z” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer   A social scientist might look at the global moviegoer’s appetite for movies based on superhero comic books, graphic novels and YA novels, and conclude that humans are dissatisfied with the slow pace of their evolution. It seems a significant percentage of humans want superpowers, even if they […]

“Now You See Me” Movie Review

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“Now You See Me” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer A messy magic act dominated by Eisenberg who once again shows off his amazing skill at memorizing long monologues. Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas dominates his co-stars by hogging all the psychic air out of scenes. While I didn’t expect to see Isla Fisher as Henley […]

“The Hangover Part III” Movie Review

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“The Hangover Part III” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Stale. Rated “R” for what? Doesn’t just end the franchise, PART lll murders it. I laughed once. Our favorite R-rated, shockingly vulgar “Wolf Pack” is now domesticated. No more drugs, black-outs, sex with Hunts Point hookers, or Thai ladyboys. The funniest moments are when Alan (Zach Galifianakis) […]

“The Great Gatsby” Movie Review

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“The Great Gatsby” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer  Maguire open-mouth stupefaction dominates, Mulligan is miscast, and DiCaprio does his best to save his dignity. The Great Gatsby – written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1921 – is one of America’s great novels. Oh really? First and foremost, the narrator, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire)*, dominates the […]

“Iron Man 3” Movie Review

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“Iron Man 3” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Stupid and messy. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World has to go. Pepper must take “Happy” with her. You cannot put a movie star in a mask. We all know that a legion of stunt men wearing tights are leaping around tall buildings. You cannot put […]

“Pain & Gain” Review

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“Pain & Gain” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Michael Bay delivers a terrific, violent, funny heist movie. Wahlberg once again throws himself into the role without movie star ego. He’s fabulous – as it seems – always. I learned a lot about bodybuilders. No hackneyed robots! “PAIN & GAIN” is based on a true story […]

“K-11” Movie Review

“K-11” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer Who knew there was a special K-11 inmate division for LGBT criminals to run the dormitory, take drugs, dress up and have sex with the guards? What is not to love here? It’s about she-men in jail ruled over by Mousey, played to the hilt by the insanely charismatic […]

“Trance” Movie Review

“Trance” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Convoluted and deliciously twisty but worth even a second viewing. I’ve been placed under hypnosis and it’s not like this at all. Why isn’t Vincent Cassel a huge star in the U.S.? Simon (James McAvoy) is a fashionable star fine art auctioneer. He explains the high-tech security […]

“ADMISSION” Movie Review

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“ADMISSION” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer  Tina Fey’s first big blunder. Cavalier and flippant regarding serious issues. Sloppy directing, terrible acting. Where is Helen Hunt when you need her? Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) has some mommy-daddy issues. Her feminist mother Susannah (Lily Tomlin), sporting a Bella Abzug tattoo, proudly keeps reminding her Princeton […]

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