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‘State of Jones’ Free of Excitement, Intrigue

Matthew McConaughey? More like, Matthew MEH-Conaughey! … [clears throat] “Free State of Jones” is the true story of Confederate soldier-turned-rebel Newton Knight (McConaughey), who led an armed rebellion in Mississippi during the Civil War. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell also star as Gary Ross writes and directs. I love me a period piece… Continue reading ‘State of Jones’ Free of Excitement, Intrigue

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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Is Laughably Atrocious

Hahahahahahahahahah… [exhales] ok. Let’s do this. “Independence Day: Resurgence” is the sequel to 1996’s “Independence Day,” a film that exploded in popularity and has come to define pretty much everything about 90s action films and the summer blockbuster in general. The plot of this movie is: the aliens come back. That’s truly all that is… Continue reading ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Is Laughably Atrocious

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‘Finding Dory’ Familiar but Fun Family Adventure

And so, the summer of the sequels we didn’t really ask for continues. “Finding Dory” is the sequel to the 2003 film “Finding Nemo” and follows the forgetful fish Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) as she searches for her long lost family. Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence and Ed O’Neill also star as Andrew Stanton directs.… Continue reading ‘Finding Dory’ Familiar but Fun Family Adventure

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‘Central Intelligence’ Entertaining but Tad Underwhelming

Trying to decide if this movie is “Twins 2” or “Ride Along 3”… “Central Intelligence” stars Dwayne Johnson as a former high school outcast who grows up to join the CIA and gets in contact with the coolest kid from his class (Kevin Hart) to help him on a mission. Amy Ryan also stars as… Continue reading ‘Central Intelligence’ Entertaining but Tad Underwhelming