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‘Risen’ an Example of the Book Being Better

There is a world of difference between potential and reality. “Risen” tells the tale of a Roman solider (Joseph Fiennes) who is tasked with leading an investigation to find the body of Jesus (Cliff Curtis) after his crucifixion and alleged resurrection. Kevin Reynolds directs. The premise of “Risen” had a decent amount going for it.… Continue reading ‘Risen’ an Example of the Book Being Better

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‘Deadpool’ a Simple but Gleefully Vulgar Superhero Tale

Maybe studios should listen to fans more often. “Deadpool” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular superhero (well, antihero), who after being the subject of an experiment that gives him superhuman abilities, sets out on a path of revenge against the man who almost ruined his life (Ed Skrein). Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller, and Gina… Continue reading ‘Deadpool’ a Simple but Gleefully Vulgar Superhero Tale

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‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Fun Love Letter to Movies

The only thing I love more than movies are movies about movies. “Hail, Caesar!” follows the day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a 1950s Hollywood “fixer” who must deal with the issues created by the actors of his studio. George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, and Channing Tatum… Continue reading ‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Fun Love Letter to Movies

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‘Blue Mountain State’ Movie Average Fan Service

They should probably stop turning TV shows into movies. “Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland” is the continuation of the cancelled television series, “Blue Mountain State,” and follows now-NFL number one pick Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson) as he funds the biggest party of all-time in order to save his old college party house. Darin… Continue reading ‘Blue Mountain State’ Movie Average Fan Service