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Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker

This is clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had “The Theory of Everything,” starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. And now we have Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game” as Alan Turing, the man chiefly responsible for cracking the vaunted Enigma code used by the Germans in World War II.
2015/3/2
'Kingman' shakes up the traditional spy thriller

All-in-one action thriller features spy movie standards, gentlemanly manners, aristocratic pomposity, mean-spirited smugness and brainless deployments of violence
2015/2/17
'Into the Woods' weaves a magical tale

Once upon a time, there was a magic land. Little Red Riding Hood lived there, with Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack from the beanstalk. They tried to find unconditional love for their families but found it can be a horrible battle. Especially while confronting the Wicked Witch, who used to be the Devil Who Wears Prada. Or being wooed by the Big Bad Wolf, who used to be Sweeney Todd and liked to eat women. Or Prince Charming, who was admittedly “charming, not sincere.” They did not all live happily ever after, but wow, the audience did.
2015/2/17
'Unbroken' is beautiful, but impersonal

Without doing a disservice to Louis Zamperini's life, it's hard to know what Angelina Jolie was trying to tell
2015/1/26
'American Sniper' is quintessential Eastwood

The film may be a much needed tribute to the sacrifice of American soldiers, but it's lacking context. Few Iraqis here are seen as anything but the enemy
2015/1/16
'Blackhat' hacks into Asia with big casts

Hats off to Wang Lee-hom in stepping out of the stereotype box on his landing in Hollywood
2015/1/16
Three and out, 'Taken 3'

Liam Neeson is back in action to take men down, again
2015/1/9
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Marvel comics superhero flick, stormed the top of the box office, taking in US$94 million over the weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.
2014/8/5
'Khumba' is not as inspiring as it should be

“Searching for self-identity and accepting the way you are,” are popular topics shared by many popular animations — DreamWorks' “How to train your dragon” and Disney's “Frozen” are only two of many examples
2014/6/13
Maleficent, a twist of the classic villain

Following big box office smash “Frozen,” Disney presents “Maleficent.” However, with many fairly violent scenes, it might not be the best movie to watch on family night.
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