Tampa Bay Movie Critic T.M. Powell

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Movie Review: Home

Dreamworks Animation Studios always had what I called “Mouse Envy”. They’re the other guys who live in the shadow of Pixar and it’s parent company, Disney in the world of animation. Sure, Dreamworks Animation has huge franchises like Shrek, […]

03/25/2015

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Movie Review: Cinderella

With the success of Maleficent, it was only natural for Disney to continue to roll out the live action princess wagon for audiences. Next up for the Mouse is maybe the most famous of all […]

03/12/2015

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Movie Review: Chappie

The worst part of Chappie is it’s lack of originality. Blomkamp, who gave us something so different in District 9 completely rips off Short Circuit and RoboCop.

03/05/2015

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The 4: 2015 Movie Preview

Some may say I’m a little late on delivering my 2015 movie preview. I understand we had some big hits already this year. American Sniper proved you can have a big hit in January, but […]

02/15/2015

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Movie Review | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Is Kingsman: The Secret Service absurd? Yes, but the movie knows it and just wants to take the audience on a fun roller coaster ride of hardcore action.

02/12/2015

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Movie Review | The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

You have to give it up to the little yellow sponge. In the world of fickle kids entertainment you can be the “It” cartoon one day and lame the next. SpongeBob SquarePants is not only […]

02/05/2015

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Movie Review: Unbroken

The buzz had been loud for Angelina Jolie’s WWII biopic Unbroken based on the life of Olympic athlete turned Japanese POW Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell). Jolie was taking on a true story about a man who […]

12/23/2014

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Movie Review: Big Eyes

At one point in time, Tim Burton was one of Hollywood’s most beloved eccentric filmmakers. He was the king of weird and mastered the art of the genre buster in films like Beetlejuice and Edward […]

12/23/2014

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Movie Review: Annie

Let me get something out of the way just in case you’re unfamiliar with my past reviews or have never seen me on CW44. I’m not a fan of musicals. I don’t like singing and […]

12/17/2014

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Movie Review | The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson must be feeling like a sad rain cloud looming over Middle Earth the last few days. The humongous cash cow of wizards, orcs and elves will come to an end with The Hobbit: The Battle […]

12/15/2014

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