Nicholas Spake

Review: Mistress America

Grade: A- Greta Gerwig is one of the most underrated talents working in movies today. Not only has she given one great performance after another, but she’s also consistently taking on roles that define Generation Y. She acted as the … 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: Jurassic World

A forth “Jurassic Park” movie has been in production hell for so long that eventually interest faded. Actually, after “The Lost World” and “Jurassic Park III,” most people likely didn’t have much interest to start with. When the trailer for … Continue reading

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Review: Spy

A satire of spy movies is nothing new. Between the “Naked Gun” and “Austin Powers” movies, you’d think that the concept would be officially exhausted by now. If Director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy taught us anything with “Bridesmaids” and … Continue reading

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Review: Entourage

So…yeah…“Entourage”…a lot of people really like this show, huh? Okay, this should probably be made clear upfront. I could never get into the HBO series. In my eyes, the characters were all tools, the dialog was never very witty, and … Continue reading

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Review: San Andreas

If “San Andreas” came out in the late nineties, it’d simply blend in to the explosive shuffle of “Armageddon,” “Deep Impact,” and “Twister.” The only thing that distinguishes “San Andreas” today is that it’s coming out in a summer of … Continue reading

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Review: Poltergeist

Have you ever wanted to see a remake of “Poltergeist” that was less intense, more CGI reliant, and presented in needless 3D? Of course you don’t, but they made it and its existence is about as warranted as the remakes of … Continue reading

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Review: Tomorrowland

Like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Haunted Mansion,” and “The Country Bears,” “Tomorrowland” is inspired by a popular Disneyland attraction. Where the latter films take place in worlds where Disney doesn’t necessarily even exist, however, “Tomorrowland” finds a way to … Continue reading

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Review: Pitch Perfect 2

The original “Pitch Perfect” was a solid box office success, but it’s popularity spread like Gangnam Style on DVD. If your fifteen-year-old daughter isn’t singing along to the “Frozen” soundtrack, chances are she’s playing the “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack over and … Continue reading

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Review: Mad Max : Fury Road

          The “Mad Max” trilogy takes us back to a time when sets were handmade, people performed stunts, and CGI wasn’t around to provide shortcuts. There’s no doubt that CGI is a marvelous tool that’s made … Continue reading

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