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‘Skyscraper’ is Another Generic Rock Romp

I want The Rock to succeed so badly, but dammit does he seem incapable of making a good film… “Skyscraper” stars Dwayne Johnson as a paraplegic father who must save his wife (Neve Campbell) and kids after they get caught in a fire in the recently-constructed tallest building in the world. Chin Han, Roland Møller,… Continue reading ‘Skyscraper’ is Another Generic Rock Romp

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is a Predictably Lightweight but Fun Marvel Romp

Given the cultural significance of “Black Panther” and the sheer scope of “Avengers: Infinity War,” I feel this one was always going to play small-scale third fiddle… “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is the sequel to the 2015 film “Ant-Man” and features Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprising their roles as the title characters. Michael Peña,… Continue reading ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is a Predictably Lightweight but Fun Marvel Romp

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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ is Bleaker, More Grim and Not as Good

Jim Carrey’s 1994 is usually accepted as the hottest year an actor has ever as he starred in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Mask” and “Dumb and Dumber.” I’d be willing to bet that history will look upon Josh Brolin’s 2018, between “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2” and now this, with equal amounts of praise.… Continue reading ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ is Bleaker, More Grim and Not as Good

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Makes a Strong Case to Let this Franchise Go Extinct

To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum from the first “Jurassic Park” film: “the executives at Universal were so preoccupied with whether or not they could make a “Jurassic World” sequel, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster that confirmed Chris Pratt as a leading man… Continue reading ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Makes a Strong Case to Let this Franchise Go Extinct

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Don’t Pick ‘Tag’ as Your Next Must-See Comedy

Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner are two of those serious, award nominated actors that you forget are actually pretty funny until they are given the chance to be, well, funny. “Tag” is loosely based on a true story of a group of grown childhood friends (Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy… Continue reading Don’t Pick ‘Tag’ as Your Next Must-See Comedy

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‘Incredibles 2’ Not Worth the Super-Long Wait

There’s a line from the first “Incredibles” where the villain tells the hero his apology is 15 years too late. After a 14 year wait for a sequel, I feel Disney owes us an apology, too. “Incredibles 2” is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2004 masterpiece about a family of superheroes. This time around the… Continue reading ‘Incredibles 2’ Not Worth the Super-Long Wait

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‘Superfly’ is SuperFine Enough

As far as remakes of 20th century movies go, this has to be one of the more obscure choices… “Superfly” is the updated telling of the 1972 blaxploitation film “Super Fly” and stars Trevor Jackson as an Atlanta drug dealer who tries to set up the infamous “one last job” before getting out of the… Continue reading ‘Superfly’ is SuperFine Enough