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Review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (same as it ever was)

Dinosaur carnage fans rejoice! Everyone else? Hey… there are dinosaurs! It’s been just a few years since the failure ofJurassic World, a theme park featuring a menagerie of living dinosaurs as imagined by of the late John Hammond. Now the … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Incredibles 2’ (in Brad Bird we trust)

After fifteen years: still incredible. Picking up at the end of the first film, the family leaps into action but are afterward nabbed by the police for breaking the law: acting like superheroes. With no house and no government intervention, … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’ (all in the family)

It’s ladies night. After five years in prison and “pledging to go straight,” Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) links back up with her buddy Lou (Cate Blanchett) with a new heist in mind: relieving the most exclusive party of the year … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Hereditary’ (marketing mismanaged)

It’s usually late August or early awards season for a film this convoluted to appear in the wild. After the funeral of her mother, Annie (Toni Collette) wrestles with a lack of feelings over the death; her husband Steve (Gabriel … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’ (cold war knock-down and drag-out)

Other than the subject of spies, this thriller is nothing like James Bond… and that’s a good thing. In the days prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, the Cold War was almost over. Operatives … Continue reading

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Review: ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ 2017 (friendship, adventure, ponies)

This happened — don’t judge me. At the capital city of Canterlot in the Land of Equestria, the Friendship Festival is getting underway. Princess Twilight Sparkle (voice of Tara Strong) and her friends Applejack and Rainbow Dash (voices by Ashleigh … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ 2018 (these firemen burn)

Thinking for yourself is dangerous; we’ll take care of that for you. In a near future, Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan) is a fireman… tasked with setting aflame any “graffiti” that poisons the minds of citizens: art, music, and especially … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ (The Young Corellian Chronicle)

So what exactly was Han Solo doing when he was Luke Skywalker’s age? As runaways on shipyard planet Corellia, Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) are forced to steal under the thumb of Lady Proxima (voice of Linda Hunt). … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (it’s good to be the king)

Everyone wants to be the king… until it’s time to do king stuff. As the US exits the Vietnam War in 1973, monster hunter Bill Randa (John Goodman) and geologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) manage to secure government funding for … Continue reading

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