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“Logan Lucky” could be summer classic
1 day ago

“Logan Lucky” could be summer classic

“Logan Lucky” is a feel-good, comedic story that never tries its hand at drama.

Set in West Virginia, the movie follows the story of Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan …
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Celestial film lacks plot
3 weeks ago

Celestial film lacks plot

As the newest sci-fi flick to hit the big screens, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” can best be described as that of a bad  high school …
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Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music
2 months ago

Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music

A car pulls up. The shot changes to that of an iPod. “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion begins its opening notes. Three individuals get out of the passenger …
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Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints
2 months ago

Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints

As the latest in the recent line of Pixar sequels, “Cars 3” is a mediocre offering from a film studio known for high quality movies. The film centers around an …
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‘Wonder Woman’ first glimpse into possible greatness of the DCEU
3 months ago

‘Wonder Woman’ first glimpse into possible greatness of the DCEU

“Wonder Woman,” the first female-led movie to be released during the current renaissance of superhero movies, produced higher success with critics than the previous installments of the DC Extended Universe …
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‘Dead Men’ tie up loose ends
3 months ago

‘Dead Men’ tie up loose ends

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the fifth movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. Most of the characters from the previous movies return, with …
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Lost in translation
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4 months ago

Lost in translation

“Ghost in the Shell,” directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger, turns a successful manga and film series into a somewhat bland …
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Woodley saves second chapter in “Divergent” trilogy
2 years ago

Woodley saves second chapter in “Divergent” trilogy

The second installment of the “Divergent” trilogy struggles to break away from a slew of current teen fare exploring dystopian worlds, despite a strong performance from rising star Shailene Woodley.


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‘Lucy’ underwhelms with predictable plot, unimpressive action
3 years ago

‘Lucy’ underwhelms with predictable plot, unimpressive action

SPOILER ALERT

Scarlett Johansson escapes from the Marvel universe and gets to play her own superhero in “Lucy.” Unfortunately, the result is unintentionally cheesy and dumb.

Directed by Luc Besson, …
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‘Purge’ sequel disappoints
3 years ago

‘Purge’ sequel disappoints

“The Purge: Anarchy” is a surprising step forward in the franchise but only because the first one was so poor.

James DeMonaco returns after directing last year’s “The Purge,” a …
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