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Film Review: ‘Rampage’ Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 8:10 am   /   Movie Reviews

Overall, when it comes to adapting video games into film, the ratio of good to bad is staggering. This year, we’re one for one with a faithful adaptation of Tomb Raider and now Rampage. I don’t know what it is that screenwriters and directors don’t get when it comes to creating that bridge to transition […]

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Film Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 8:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

A Quiet Place is my kind of horror. Imagine living in a desolate world. You’re in your late thirties, maybe early forties. You’re married with three kids and living on an isolated farm in the middle of nowhere. You have no internet, no phones, and your only form of communication is a radio to signal […]

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Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 9:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

When the first trailer dropped for Ready Player One, I was incredibly intrigued by its premise and seemingly endless string of video game and pop culture references riddled throughout, not to mention none other than the likes of Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair. Therefore, I sought out the 2011 best-selling book by Ernest Cline. […]

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Film Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman

Posted: March 23, 2018 at 8:41 am   /   Movie Reviews

Is bigger always better? That’s the question director Steven S. DeKnight tries to answer as he ironically transitions from the small screen to the big screen with his directorial debut of Pacific Rim: Uprising. In this case, the answer is…yeah, I guess so? But that’s not really saying much. Though I always appreciate the vision […]

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Film Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Starring James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Johnny Depp

Posted: March 23, 2018 at 8:41 am   /   Movie Reviews

This must be the week for unnecessary sequels. Who would have thought the cute 2011 animated feature Gnomeo & Juliet, which tells the story of (you guessed it!) Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet through the lives of garden gnomes, would have ever spawned a sequel seven years later? Certainly not this guy. Sherlock Gnomes is the […]

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Film Review: ‘Tomb Raider’ Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Posted: March 16, 2018 at 7:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

In 1996, Lara Croft burst onto the gaming scene with the launch of the very first Tomb Raider game and instantly became an icon in the gaming industry. The pistol-packing, Indiana Jones inspired heroine became such a hot property that her character was transitioned to the big screen in 2001 in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider […]

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Film Review: ‘Love, Simon’ Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel

Posted: March 16, 2018 at 7:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

“Everybody deserves a good love story” is the tagline for this movie, and the viewers get a surprisingly wonderful one here. Love, Simon feels like a modern day John Hughes coming-of-age story that follows Simon (Nick Robinson) as he counts down the last 200 days of high school. He has a loving family at home […]

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Film Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña

Posted: March 9, 2018 at 8:17 am   /   Movie Reviews

A Wrinkle in Time is a widely acclaimed 1962 science fiction novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Although I’ve never read it myself, I recognize its title as a literary classic just from its constant presence within schools and literary discussion. I imagine if you’re like me and haven’t read it, you’ve probably, at the very least, […]

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Film Review: ‘Red Sparrow’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 11:16 am   /   Movie Reviews

After working together on three of the four Hunger Games films, Jennifer Lawrence is under the direction of Francis Lawrence (no relation) once again – this time in the spy/thriller Red Sparrow. Written for the screen by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), the film is adapted from a 2013 book of the same name by Jason […]

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Oscar Picks: Who Will Win at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Sun. March 4)

Posted: February 28, 2018 at 9:53 am   /   Local

It’s the time of year again and I thought it would be fun to make my Oscar picks. I’ve managed to see as many films as I possibly could in 2017 to lead up to this and while unfortunately I missed a few, I always find it fun to pick winners in each category to […]

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