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‘Ghost in the Shell’ an Empty, Convoluted Snooze

In almost every way, shape and form, this is a sequel to Scarlett Johansson’s 2014 film, “Lucy.” “Ghost in the Shell” is based on the Japanese manga of the same name and takes place in a future where the line between humans and robots is becoming blurred. After a vehicle crash victim’s brain is placed… Continue reading ‘Ghost in the Shell’ an Empty, Convoluted Snooze

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‘Power Rangers’ is Pretty Stupid, but it’s also Pretty Fun

The same weekend that “CHIPS” shows us exactly how not to remake an old TV show into a modern movie, this one gets it pretty right. “Power Rangers” is a reboot of the famed 90s series of the same name, and features the colorful superhero team discovering their powers and teaming up to take on… Continue reading ‘Power Rangers’ is Pretty Stupid, but it’s also Pretty Fun

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‘CHIPS’ a Mostly Unfunny, Mean-Spirited Reboot

Not every television-to-film reboot can be a “Jump Street…” “CHIPS” is based on the TV series that ran from 1977 to 1983 and just like the show follows the adventures of two California Highway Patrol officers (Dax Shepard and Michael Peña). After a series of armored truck robberies, the duo must find out who on… Continue reading ‘CHIPS’ a Mostly Unfunny, Mean-Spirited Reboot

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ a Colorful but Pointless Remake

Maybe they should just let Jon Favreau direct all the live-action Disney remakes… “Beauty and the Beast” is a remake of the 1991 animated film of the same name (first animated film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, fun fact). Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star as the titular characters, with Luke Evans,… Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’ a Colorful but Pointless Remake

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‘Kong’ will Bore You Out of Your Skull Island

Say what you will about Peter Jackson’s 2005 King Kong film, but it’s Citizen Kane compared to this. “Kong: Skull Island” is a reboot of the character and the second installment of Legendary’s “MonsterVerse” following 2014’s “Godzilla.” Instead of being set in the 1920s and featuring Kong going on a New York City rampage, this… Continue reading ‘Kong’ will Bore You Out of Your Skull Island

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‘Logan’ a Violent, Depressing Farewell

I’m all for trying to shake up the typical superhero formula, but there has to be some sort of a means to an end… “Logan” marks the ninth and final time of Hugh Jackman playing everyone’s favorite clawed X-Man, and this time he must escort Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and a young mutant (Dafne Keen)… Continue reading ‘Logan’ a Violent, Depressing Farewell