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Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’ Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

by blake / Published: June 11, 2015 at 11:40 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

22 years exactly after Jurassic Park comes Jurassic World, the fourth film in the franchise, and possibly the best one since the original.  Jurassic World takes us back to the island from the first film, where the idea of cloned dinosaurs has been resurrected and expanded. Audiences flock from over the world to see wondrous exhibits […]

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Movie Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

by blake / Published: May 1, 2015 at 8:11 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago a cohesive cinematic universe around existing comic franchises seemed like a pipe dream. Sure, heroes like Spider-man and X-Men had found success on the silver screen, but had stuck largely stayed confined within their own universes. Their source material was packed with hero upon hero, and myth […]

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Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’ Starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

by blake / Published: April 3, 2015 at 7:48 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

If you were to show someone the original film of the Fast and Furious series, and skip them directly to Furious 7, they’d most likely have trouble believing the two are part of the same series. The original film, The Fast and the Furious, was a Point Break ripoff that replaced extreme sports with illegal street […]

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Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’ – Featuring Lord Emanuel Zorg Voldemort

by blake / Published: February 6, 2015 at 10:49 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

If Jupiter Ascending were a person, they’d be schizophrenic. The film is a convoluted and disjointed mess that even top-notch visuals can’t save. To say the film is a waste of your time would be an understatement. If that ringing endorsement doesn’t catch your attention, then continue on dear reader. To start the convoluted story […]

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Movie Review: ‘Fury’ Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LeBeouf, and Logan Lerman

by blake / Published: October 17, 2014 at 8:37 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

I’ve seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, war is Hell! – William Tecumseh Sherman If there is one singular purpose in Fury, it is to convince you of the notion that war is hell. Most people didn’t need convincing of this fact […]

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Movie Review: ‘Boyhood’ Directed by Richard Linklater

by blake / Published: August 1, 2014 at 9:31 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Original concepts are few and far between these days. It isn’t that they don’t exist, it’s that they aren’t marketed like remakes, reboots, and adaptations. It doesn’t mean there aren’t people still pushing the boundaries of filmmaking, and finding new ways to tell compelling stories for the sake of art. It’s just that the public […]

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Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana

by blake / Published: August 1, 2014 at 8:05 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Most industry insiders were a bit baffled a few years ago when Marvel announced they were putting Guardians of the Galaxy into production. Even with Marvel not owning the rights to many of its top franchises, surely weren’t there better choices to help expand the Marvel cinematic universe? Even more baffling was the choice of […]

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Movie Review: ‘Sex Tape’ Starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz

by blake / Published: July 18, 2014 at 8:07 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Sex Tape is yet another film that is destined to be panned by critics, but reasonably enjoyed by audiences. Most moviegoers will head to their local cinema, enjoy a popcorn, and have a few laughs and wonder why critics hated this movie so much. At the time this review is being written, the film sits […]

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Movie Review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Starring Chris Pine, Kiera Knightely, and Kevin Costner

by blake / Published: January 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews

Ahh, January we meet again.  Most savvy filmgoers will know that January is a month of award season holdouts and a studio wasteland. Studios tend to release projects they have little to no faith in during the January slaughter, in hopes that they will gain traction with an audience ready to move on from the holiday […]

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