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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

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‘Collide’ Isn’t Good, but it Sure is Something…

This is one of those movies that you have absolutely never heard of, and the moment it starts you realize why. “Collide” stars Nicholas Hoult as a drug dealer who decides to take on one last job in order to pay his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) to have surgery. Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins also cash… Continue reading ‘Collide’ Isn’t Good, but it Sure is Something…

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‘Get Out’ an Ambitious, Competent Horror/Comedy

A directorial debut this competent and effective? Get out of here! [I’ll wait for your applause] “Get Out” is a horror film from writer/rookie director Jordan Peele (you know, the guy from that terrifying comedy sketch show “Key & Peele”). It stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams as a young interracial couple who go to… Continue reading ‘Get Out’ an Ambitious, Competent Horror/Comedy

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‘Fist Fight’ as Much Fun as a Punch to the Head

My friend made a good point while we were watching this: who says “fist fight?” That’s not a thing that is organically said by normal humans. “Fist Fight” stars Ice Cube and Charlie Day as teachers at a high school who plan on fighting each other after one of them gets fired on the last… Continue reading ‘Fist Fight’ as Much Fun as a Punch to the Head

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ a Well-Constructed Animated Romp

It’s a Batman movie, so obviously it’s an instant 10/10. Thanks for coming, drive home safe.             Ugh. Fine, I’ll be objective. “The Lego Batman Movie” is a spin-off of the character “introduced” in “The Lego Movie,” again voiced by Will Arnett. This time around Batman must stop the Joker… Continue reading ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ a Well-Constructed Animated Romp