‘Olympus Has Fallen’ isn’t much of a Titan

Quick – think of the most outrageous plot line that combines “Die Hard” action with nonsensical political thrills. Sounds pretty outrageous, right? Well, outrageous is one way to describe director Antoine Fuqua’s newest film “Olympus Has Fallen.” The “Training Day” director created a massive action-packed, CGI-fused thrill ride that also delivers a hefty amount of good ol’…

‘Oz’ a few bricks short of a yellow brick road

“The Wizard of Oz” is responsible for a bevy of adaptations, including one of the most beloved movies of the 20th century (1939’s Judy Garland stunner), as well as one of modern theater’s most successful musicals (Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Mendzel powerhouse “Wicked”). Be it Dorothy Gale’s famous song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or the…

‘Lotus’ blooms in favor for Christina Aguilera

Out of the thousands of pop singers who dominate the charts, one name should be at the very top of that category: Christina Aguilera. Her talent and longevity has kept audiences entertained and dazzled by her strong diva personality and even stronger voice. This sensational career hasn’t been without its shortcomings, though. Aguilera has had…

‘Fun Size’ short on sense, but treats with some laughs

Victoria Justice has made a rather respectable name for herself on Nickelodeon. From her early days as the resident goth on “Zoey 101,” Justice emerged as the network’s new darling with her successful stint on “Victorious.” It’s easy to see Justice’s appeal: She’s beautiful, affable and actually has a talented singing voice. She’s likable without being…

‘Argo:’ Brilliant, sure to garner Oscar buzz

They say the third time’s a charm, a cliché that is certainly appropriate for actor/director Ben Affleck. The Boston native, who shares an Oscar with best bud Matt Damon for co-writing “Good Will Hunting,” is no stranger to the movie scene. This is apparent in “Argo,” the third film Affleck has directed in the past…