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Film Review: The Jokes and the Insanity Are Dialed to the Nth Degree in “Deadpool 2”

Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018) 4 out of 4 stars. Deadpool 2 is the second installment of the Deadpool franchise and is directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds. Since the events of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy Schumer Brings Enough Laughs and a Positive Message in “I Feel Pretty”

I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. In Amy Schumer’s new comedy, I Feel Pretty, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, writers of Never Been Kissed and How to Be Single, each take a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sincerity Between Man and Ape Barely Survives Contrivances of “Rampage”

Rampage (Brad Peyton, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. Brad Peyton, director of San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, teams up with collaborator Dwayne Johnson in their new outing: Rampage. Loosely based on the classic 1980s arcade game … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kay Cannon Spins a Positive Message of Sex in “Blockers”

Blockers (Kay Cannon, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Kay Cannon, the three-time Emmy nominated producer of 30 Rock and writer of the Pitch Perfect franchise, makes her directorial debut with the new sex comedy Blockers, written by Brian and … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is the Best and Worst Kind of Saturday Morning Cartoon

Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S. DeKnight, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. Steven S. DeKnight fills the director’s chair for Guillermo del Toro with the second installment in the Pacific Rim franchise, Pacific Rim: Uprising, starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alicia Vikander Holds Together the Wobbly Story of “Tomb Raider”

Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. This weekend, seventeen years after the 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the movie-going public files into the theaters to watch Academy-Award winner Alicia Vikander’s new portrayal of the iconic video-game … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Gringo” Loses Potential in Miserable, Unrealized Script

Gringo (Nash Edgerton, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. Director Nash Edgerton brings us the first dark comedy of the new year with Gringo, starring David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, and Charlize Theron. Oyelowo plays Harold Soyinka, a good-natured middle manager … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Red Sparrow” Boasts Brief Thrills Amidst Long Stretches of Boredom

Red Sparrow (Francis Lawrence, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Director Francis Lawrence (FLaw) teams up with actress Jennifer Lawrence (JLaw) for the fourth time in this year’s spy thriller Red Sparrow. Based on the award-winning novel of the same … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Hostiles”–The Hostility of the American West Unveiled in Scott Cooper Western

Hostiles (Scott Cooper, 2017) 3 stars out of 4. Director Scott Cooper continues his love for complex and trouble protagonists in his latest film Hostiles starring Christian Bale, Wes Studi, and Rosamund Pike. The year is 1892 and the tension between … Continue reading

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