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Review: American Ultra

American Ultra is a farcical comedy with an insane, ridiculous, nonsensical, comedic storyline that goes nowhere but it is fun to watch.  The plot is very simple. It’s all about a guy, Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) who’s a major stoner, works … Continue reading

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Review: Straight Outta Compton

*** 1/2 out of 4 Director F. Gary Gray (“Friday”, “The Italian Job”) makes his biopic about the gangster rap group N.W.A. literally “jump- off-the-screen”with excitement as he recounts the rise of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, MC Ren, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Henry Cavill won the evolutionary sweepstakes and even without being Ritchie’s object of desire, he’s the best thing in the movie. Everything else is boring, stunted and a “who cares”? Screenplay writing 101: Why do we always need a “getting … Continue reading

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Review: Ricki and the Flash

Who comes from a dysfunctional family? Who knows of a dysfunctional family? Who wants to be involved with a dysfunctional family?  You know, the types of families that are broken up when the kids are young and mom abandons the … Continue reading

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Review: The Gift

The surprise emergence of a highly talented writer-director. Bravo to Bateman taking on such a tough role. Let’s ignore the fact that the last time we saw Joel Edgerton it was in EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS as Moses’ foil Ramses … Continue reading

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Review: Fantasic Four

*** out of 4 If you have read any of my other reviews you’d know that I’m a comic book fan.  I had a huge comic book collection until my mother decided to clean up my room but let’s not … Continue reading

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Review: Shaun the Sheep

                        Shaun the Sheep first appeared in the Oscar-winning stop-motion short, “A Close Shave.” After stealing the show from Wallace and Gromit, Shaun went on to get his own … Continue reading

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Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Cruise still evokes the daring recklessness that defines his MIF role. MI-5 does not disappoint. There is a philosophical subtext to writer-director Christopher McQuarrie’s MI-5 screenplay – destiny or chance? Pure luck or simply precise planning? In the previous outing, … Continue reading

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Review: Vacation

** out of 4 stars One of the toughest assignments in Hollywood other than producing a blockbuster film is to reboot a 30 year old film franchise. Especially if the film was a big comic hit.  The first problem you’re … Continue reading

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Review: Southpaw

Gyllenhaal is fantastic. A terrific boxing film that makes the Mayweather-Pacquiao match look like a kindergarten puppet show. I’m a boxing fan and with some ultra-secret information that turned out not to matter in the pas de deux of the … Continue reading

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