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Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett

Posted: February 22, 2019 at 8:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

Heading to the theater to see the screening of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, two things raced through my mind: Could the movie provide a satisfactory conclusion to the trilogy? and Am I going to die in this pending ice storm that’s supposed to hit tonight? Upon reflection, I can safely say […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’

Posted: February 8, 2019 at 8:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m a Lego guy. As I wrote about in my review of The Lego Movie, I spent countless hours playing with Legos as I was growing up. Building, destroying, re-building, I’m not ashamed to admit that if I come across a kit nowadays that I like, I have no reservations about buying it and putting […]

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Movie Review: ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Posted: February 1, 2019 at 8:31 am   /   Movie Reviews

It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, one directly responsible for the loss of over 16 million lives (and indirectly responsible for at least 50 million more). Yet today, it’s all but a forgotten footnote. The last surviving veterans of the war passed away in 2011 and 2012, and its footprint […]

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Movie Review: ‘Bumblebee’ Starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Angela Bassett,

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 8:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

One of the earliest Christmases I can remember, I remember asking for as many Transformers as I could get. I was enamored with the concept of Robots in Disguise and thought they were the greatest thing since macaroni and cheese. When Christmas finally came, I wasn’t disappointed. I spent hours in my basement recreating battles, […]

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Movie Review: ‘Mortal Engines’ Starring Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 8:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Usually, when you see a movie trailer, you can tell pretty easily whether you’ll go into the movie optimistic and excited, or cautious and bracing for the worst. Admittedly, when I saw the early trailers for Mortal Engines, I was leaning towards the latter. Still, there’s always that one movie that surprises you. Despite all […]

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Movie Review: ‘Green Book’ Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Posted: November 21, 2018 at 7:13 am   /   Movie Reviews

It isn’t very tough to figure out that we currently live in an extremely divided country right now. Oh, sure, we call ourselves the United States, and in times of emergency, we band together. But any given day, you’ll read headline after headline about political parties going after each other, building walls, and racial tensions. […]

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Movie Review: ‘Overlord’ Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 7:33 am   /   Movie Reviews

Zombie Nazis. That is all. [Edit] Okay, so apparently, according to my editor, I can’t just write a five-word review. I’m sorry, I thought this was America. [Edit 2] And apparently my paycheck’s getting docked for this one. Anyways, Overlord. I remember hearing the rumors starting late last year/early this year that JJ Abrams was […]

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Movie Review: ‘Viper Club’ Starring Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Back in 2000, when Russell Crowe was at his most marketable, he co-starred with Meg Ryan in an action-drama called Proof of Life. It was a fairly straightforward movie, but the premise was relatively unique. Meg’s husband (David Morse) was kidnapped by terrorists, who demanded a monstrous ransom for his release. Crowe played a negotiator […]

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Movie Review: ‘Hunter Killer’ Starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 7:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

Russia, United States, submarines, Sean Connery…whoops, wrong movie. It’s hard not to draw at least some parallels between Hunter Killer and The Hunt for Red October, which, alongside Das Boot, is the submarine movie to which all others are compared. On the surface (no pun intended), there are at least a few superficial connections between […]

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Movie Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Starring Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I write up a movie review, I usually have a pretty standard process. I jot down some notes, and when I get home, I lay out an outline, add some thoughts, and stretch it out into a review. Pretty standard stuff. But when I got home from seeing Assassination Nation, I couldn’t do it. […]

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