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Posted September 06, 2017in Film Review

“Logan Lucky”

It’s “Ocean’s Eleven” meets “Joe Dirt” in Soderbergh’s new heist flick. The Logan boys aren’t known for their looks. They aren’t known for their smarts. And they certainly aren’t known for their luck. But are those really reasons to keep one from attempting to rob one of the most popular

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Posted August 02, 2017in Film Review

Never surrender

“Dunkirk” is a minimalist masterpiece from director Christopher Nolan We enter the town of Dunkirk with a group of five young men who appear to be looking for any rations or materials of value left within the city. Pamphlets fall from the sky and inform those Allied forces still in

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Posted July 05, 2017in Film Review

A summer blockbuster to avoid

Latest Transformers movie is overstuffed, overlong, boring and exhausting Sometimes a movie comes along that leaves certain audiences wondering, “Why?” Why was this movie made? Who was this made for? What was the point the movie wanted to make? You get the idea. “Transformers: The Last Knight” is the fifth

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Posted May 31, 2017in Film Review

Another King Arthur retread

Timeless tale is promising at first but disappoints King Arthur is a timeless tale that has been told many times in books, plays, movies and for TV. It makes one wonder why we needed a new big-budget 3D King Arthur film, but Warner Bros. decided we did. At first the

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Posted May 03, 2017in Film Review

85-minute adrenaline rush

Entertaining film is action-packed with a thin plot Set in Boston in 1978, the film opens outside a warehouse where a group of Irishmen are waiting to buy guns from South African arms dealers. The Irish are led by (and that’s putting it generously) Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael

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Posted April 05, 2017in Film Review

Turn back into an 8-year-old

“Power Rangers” brings life lessons to the big screen Even if you didn’t grow up watching the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” during the 1990s, you certainly were aware of their presence. Bold colors, spandex onesies and some of the best monster costume work since the original “Godzilla” brought life lessons

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Posted March 01, 2017in Film Review

Building a perfect Batman

Combine DC’s knack for storytelling with LEGO Studios’ affinity for tapping into the cultural imagination, and the result is a film you had no idea you wanted. “The LEGO Batman Movie” is easily the gloomiest film of the Dark Knight franchise. When he isn’t fighting crime as masked vigilante Batman,

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Posted February 01, 2017in Film Review

Consistently bad

“Split” does nothing to improve director’s reputation   Director M. Night Shyamalan is associated with two things: twisted endings and bad movies. Unfortunately, his latest venture, “Split,” hits both marks. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a psychological disorder in which a single person displays multiple distinct personalities. Previously, this condition

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Posted January 04, 2017in Film Review

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Unlike the original “Star Wars” films that balanced gritty sci-fi drama with sly comedy and an ever-present sense of hope, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is Gareth Edwards’ venture into a universe that is simultaneously exhilarating and extraordinarily bleak, never sugar-coating the desperation of the Rebel Alliance or the

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Posted November 30, 2016in Film Review

War of the words

If you could see your life so far flashing in front of you, would you change things? “Arrival” is an introspective, philosophical and existentially inclined movie that unfolds in a wave of breathtaking excitement. Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is one of the world’s leading linguists. She has been recruited

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