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'Shadow of Mordor' (PS4) review: One does not simply kill Ushbak the Prickler

'Shadow of Mordor' (PS4) review: One does not simply kill Ushbak the Prickler

It's tempting to compare "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" to "Batman: Arkham Asylum."

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Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty," which recounts the 10-year hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

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"Zero Dark Thirty" (R, 157 minutes, Sony): From the very first scenes of "Zero Dark Thirty," director Kathryn Bigelow demonstrates why she is such a formidable filmmaker, as adept with human emotion as she is with visceral, pulse-quickening action. Starting with an opening sequence that cons…

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Extra-long flicks costing theaters big bucks

LOS ANGELES - You can fly from Los Angeles to Seattle in less time than it takes to watch "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Elite runners can finish a marathon faster than the total time of "Django Unchained." And you can roast and carve a turkey quicker than going to see "Les Miserables."

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'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat

'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins heads off to Lonely Mountain to reclaim a treasure in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

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'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat

'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat

"An Unexpected Journey" is based on J.R.R. Tolkien's brisk story of an intrepid little hobbit. It is drawn out by meticulously mined references to events never played out in any of the books.

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'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat

'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat

Judging part one of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" prelude "The Hobbit" is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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