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Entries by Jonathan Kim from 02/2012

ReThink Review: Chronicle -- Teen Superhero vs. Teen Angst

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Entertainment

In that sense, along with impressive special effects, Chronicle succeeds in keeping its story firmly planted in the real world despite its science-fiction premise. It's likely that not all outcasts would use newfound abilities to defend the weak, save the planet, and become a hero.

ReThink Review: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island -- Welcome to the Rock

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment

Perhaps what's most mysterious about the Mysterious Island is that it takes place in a world where well-paid actors are unable to mimic authentic human emotions, and a script's action scenes appear to have been written before the story.

ReThink Review: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Entertainment

The biggest problem with Mr. Foster is how universally Foster and his work are praised, which often makes it feel like you're watching an artfully made promotional piece from Foster + Partners' PR department.

ReThink Review: Undefeated -- Why Sports Matter

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment

Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated follows a season in the life of the Manassas High School football team. But as is true of any great sports story, it really isn't about the final score.

ReThink Review: This Means War -- Why the Romcom Is Dying

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Entertainment

As technology advances and our knowledge accumulates, some ideas just don't make as much sense as they used to and are relegated to novelties or objects of nostalgia. I think it might be time to add the standard romantic comedy to this list of obsolete institutions.

ReThink Review: Wanderlust

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment

Wanderlust's talented cast of comedy veterans know where the funny is and maintain a healthy mix of sight gags, clever writing, uncomfortably drawn-out moments, and plenty of improvising.

ReThink Review: Act of Valor -- That's Militainment!

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment

Young American boys (including myself) have been running around with toy/imaginary weapons pretending to be soldiers for millenia, and have been watching TV shows and movies about the military for decades.