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Clichéd and Overlong, There is Still Fun to be Had with ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson sharing the screen here is probably as close as we’ll ever get to seeing Deadpool join Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe… “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” follows a bodyguard (Reynolds) who must escort an assassin (Jackson) to the International Court of Justice in order to have him testify against… Continue reading Clichéd and Overlong, There is Still Fun to be Had with ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

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‘Annabelle: Creation’ is Too Familiar to be Scary

2017 has been such a strong year for women at the movies, but between this and “Atomic Blonde” we have suffered a late summer recent set-back. “Annabelle: Creation” is the prequel to the prequel to “The Conjuring” and depicts the origins of the possessed Annabelle doll. The film stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia… Continue reading ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is Too Familiar to be Scary

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The Intense and Frustrating ‘Detroit’ is One of 2017’s Best

Every year or two the Academy Awards tends to give a Best Picture nod to a film released in August (“The Help” and “Hell or High Water” to name two); let’s hope that trend continues. “Detroit” is based on the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit’s 12th Street Riot in 1967, where a half dozen black… Continue reading The Intense and Frustrating ‘Detroit’ is One of 2017’s Best

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Charming Cast Elevates ‘Landline’ Past Its Familiar Flaws

Oh my god, I love Jenny Slate so much. “Landline” is the sophomore film for writer-director Gillian Robespierre following “Obvious Child.” The film follows two sisters (Jenny Slate and Abby Quinn) who thing their dad is having an affair in 1995 New York City. Edie Falco, John Turturro, Jay Duplass and Finn Wittrock also star.… Continue reading Charming Cast Elevates ‘Landline’ Past Its Familiar Flaws

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‘The Dark Tower’ is Boring and Overall Misconceived

Last summer the first weekend in August gave us two dumpster fires, “Suicide Squad” and “Nine Lives.” I guess history does repeat itself. “The Dark Tower” is the highly-anticipated adaption of the Stephen King book series. The film stars Idris Elba as a gun-slinging man on a quest to protect the titular tower from “The… Continue reading ‘The Dark Tower’ is Boring and Overall Misconceived

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Words Cannot Describe ‘The Emoji Movie’

As much as I would love to just make this whole review the “pudding” emoji, I have a little more creativity and dedication than the people who made this film (I’m using the word “film” in the loosest sense possible). “The Emoji Movie” (God help us) is based on the texting ideograms of the same… Continue reading Words Cannot Describe ‘The Emoji Movie’

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel is Important Yet Somehow Almost Pointless

At this point you’re either on the global warming bandwagon or you’re not, so I’m not really sure who this film was made for… “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is the follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary that depicts former Vice President Al Gore’s quest to combat climate change. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk… Continue reading ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel is Important Yet Somehow Almost Pointless