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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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Review: ‘Annihilation’ Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac

Posted: February 23, 2018 at 7:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

After a little over a decade of screenwriting a number of groundbreaking films (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd), Alex Garland transitioned to the director’s chair for the first time in 2015 and delivered a masterful film he wrote called Ex Machina. This film was such a clever and thought-provoking thriller that it left me on […]

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Review: ‘Game Night’ Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons

Posted: February 23, 2018 at 7:54 am   /   Movie Reviews

A traditional game night is a night in which friends get together and compete in challenging games of luck and skill. Finger foods are picked over throughout the night and adult beverages can be and often are guzzled down. It doesn’t, however, traditionally include someone getting beat up and kidnapped which leads to a night […]

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Film Review: ‘Black Panther’ Starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan

Posted: February 16, 2018 at 8:20 am   /   Movie Reviews

Marvel has done it again, folks. After making his debut and kicking a bunch of ass in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, fans have been clamoring to see more of the Black Panther character, and they won’t be disappointed with his feature film, Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman returns as T’Challa, the crowned prince of the […]

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