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'Winter's Tale' Is So Dumb

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment

“Winter’s Tale,” a movie starring Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe that is being marketed as this weekend’s Valentine’s Day tearjerker (along...

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'The Legend Of Hercules' Is Really Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

As you are reading this, “The Legend of Hercules,” a very bad movie starring Kellan Lutz as the son of Zeus, is playing in many, many theaters. As...

The Greatest Thing About These Thor Movies Isn't Thor

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This Friday, you might use your hard-earned money to pay to see a movie called Thor: The Dark World. What is this Dark World and what does it have to do with our friend and crown prince of Asgard, Thor?

Like Food Puns? This Is Your Movie

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
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This Friday, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 -- an animated sequel to the 2009 animated film of the same name (sans the "2") -- will be playing at a movie theater somewhere near your home. Does the film live up to its predecessor?

What's The Word On Chris Brown's New Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

If you find yourself at parties asking, "Hey, whatever happened to break-dancing movies?" you are in luck. There is a movie about break dancing call...

Will You Be As Happy As These Guys Look After You See 'Paranoia'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
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On Friday, Paranoia will run wild at your local movie theater chain. In Paranoia, Harrison Ford (Air Force One) and Gary Oldman (Air Force One) star as dueling titans of technology, with Liam Hemsworth's (Air Force One) up-and-coming whiz kid caught in the middle. Is anyone actually paranoid in Paranoia? As a service to you, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Paranoia.

Is The Heat Surprisingly Great?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment
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Sandra Bullock (Demolition Man) and Melissa McCarthy (White Oleander) play law enforcement officers who begrudgingly team up to fight crime in this weekend's new comedy, The Heat. Is The Heat much, much better than the marketing would leave you to believe? As a service to you, we answer every question that you could possibly have about The Heat.

How Ridiculous and Awesome Is White House Down?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
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Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Jamie Foxx (The Truth About Cats and Dogs) make an unlikely team in this weekend's new disaster epi...

The Best Superman Yet?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This Friday, Superman returns to theaters after a seven year hiatus in Man of Steel. This time, director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) tapped British thespian Henry Cavill to play one of the most iconic characters over the last 100 years. As a service to you, we answer every question you could possibly have about Man of Steel.

How Effed Up Is 'This Is The End'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
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The apocalyptic comedy This is the End will open at a multiplex near you on June 12. In This is the End we are introduced to six friends by the names of Seth Rogen (Seth Rogen), James Franco (James Franco), Jonah Hill (Jonah Hill), Craig Robinson (Craig Robinson), Jay Baruchel (Jay Baruchel) and Danny McBride (Danny McBride), who attempt to stay alive while the world ends. As always, we answer every questions that you could possibly have about This is the End.

How Ridiculously Awesome Is Fast & Furious 6?

Mike Ryan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
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On Friday, the sixth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, this one titled Pollock Fast & Furious 6, will open at a multiplex near you. Vin Diesel (Saving Private Ryan) and Paul Walker (The Skulls) reprise their roles from most of the other movies. Also, there's a tank in this one. So let's just get to the part where we answer every question that you could possibly have about Fast & Furious 6.

Is '42' Worthy Of Jackie Robinson?

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment
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Q: How long does it take to get used to the unfortunate eyebrows Harrison Ford uses to portray Branch Rickey? A: I will never get used to them. Never ever.

Would 'Olympus Has Fallen' Have Been A Better 'Die Hard 5'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This Friday, a movie titled Olympus Has Fallen will join scores of other titles at your local movie theater. Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) stars as a Secret Service agent who must rescue the president, played by Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen), from North Korean terrorists. Here, we answer every question you could possibly have about Olympus Has Fallen.

'Spring Breakers': Is It One Of The Most Fascinating 'Things' Ever Created? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Spring Breakers, one of the oddest things (not just movies, "things") that you will ever see with your own eyes, opens in limited release this weekend. On the surface, it's about four girls (played by Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) who, while visiting Florida during Spring Break, meet a rapper/drug dealer named Alien (played by James Franco, of course). Here, we do our best to answer every question that you could possibly have about Spring Breakers.

'Jack The Giant Slayer' Is Better Than You Think

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
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As a service, we answered every question you could possibly have about Jack the Giant Slayer.

Is This Movie Better Than It Needs To Be?

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Get Smart) is back in theaters with Snitch, a new thriller out Feb. 22. In the film, Johnson plays John, a father who will do anything to get his teenage son out of jail. Is Snitch surprisingly better than it ever needed to be? As a service to you, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Snitch.

Will This Movie Make You Stupid?

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Friday, a very bad movie called Identity Thief opens in theaters. If you happen to live near a theater showing Identity Thief (a likely scenario), you may be tempted to exchange hard-earned money for a ticket, especially if you enjoy the work of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. This is a valid reason to be tempted, but -- if so -- may God have mercy on your soul. As a service to you, we answered every question that you couple possibly have about Identity Thief.

Does 'Bullet To The Head' Live Up To Its Title?

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Entertainment
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Sylvester Stallone (Rhinestone) has a new movie coming out this weekend called Bullet to the Head. How many people get a bullet to the head in Bul...

Is 'The Last Stand' A Good Career Move For Arnold?

Mike Ryan | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to theaters this weekend with a movie titled The Last Stand. In this movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger fires a lot of guns and growls a few one-liners -- because this is what Arnold Schwarzenegger does. As a service to you, we answered ever questions that you could possible have about The Last Stand.

Is Everyone In 'Texas Chainsaw' A Jerk?

Mike Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The first wide-release movie of 2013 is Texas Chainsaw 3D. Billed as a direct sequel to the original Tobe Hooper film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw 3D picks up 20 years after the events depicted in that film. With 2012's Oscar contenders out of the way, that leaves us answering every question that you could have about Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Will 'The Hobbit' Make You Learn The Names Of 13 Dwarves?

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On December 14, Peter Jackson makes his fourth cinematic foray into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the firs...

Will 'Zero Dark Thirty' Give You An Aneurysm

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The details of Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, have been shrouded is almost as much mystery as the actual mission ...

Is 'Skyfall' The Best James Bond Movie Of All Time?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

James Bond returns to theaters after a four-year hiatus in this weekend's new release, Skyfall. Daniel Craig (Cowboys & Aliens) returns for his thir...

How Confusing Is 'Cloud Atlas'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This weekend, a nearly three-hour long movie called Cloud Atlas will open in theaters. Cloud Atlas is based on a book (that takes more than three ho...

Is 'Argo' Ben Affleck's Best Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Friday, Argo, one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year -- and a bona fide Oscar contender -- will get released into a movie theate...