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‘Fate of the Furious’ is Loud, Dumb and Only Occasionally Fun

Someone needs to start a petition to make studios put subtitles on the screen every time Vin Diesel speaks, I can only make out every fifth word that man says… “The Fate of the Furious” is the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise (take a moment to let the fact we’re eight films… Continue reading ‘Fate of the Furious’ is Loud, Dumb and Only Occasionally Fun

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‘Going in Style’ is Light and Predictable, and That’s OK

“The Bucket List,” “Last Vegas” and now this: the unofficial “Morgan Freeman is Getting Old So He Does Crazy Things before He Dies” trilogy is now complete. “Going in Style” is a remake of the 1979 film of the same same and stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as three retirees who plan… Continue reading ‘Going in Style’ is Light and Predictable, and That’s OK

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‘The Boss Baby’ is Very Strange yet Oddly Enjoyable

Well that movie was certainly…something. “The Boss Baby” stars Alec Baldwin as the voice of a baby who is a secret agent in the war between puppies and infants. Miles Christopher Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow also star as Tobey Maguire narrates. Tom McGrath directs. The trailer for this film was a… Continue reading ‘The Boss Baby’ is Very Strange yet Oddly Enjoyable

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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