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Review: ‘Justice League’ (flawed escapism is served)

Passable — that’s all you really wanted to know, right? As the fifth movie considered part of the DC Cinematic Murderverse following Man of Steel, When Batman Met Superman, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman, the Justice League at last arrives, … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (life not important — only comedy)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe dips a hilarity-ensued toe into the DC Cinematic Murderverse. After another round of keeping the Marvel universe safe, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to Asgard to unmask Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in the guise of Odin (Anthony Hopkins). … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Happy Death Day’ (it’s your birthday)

A potential ripoff crafted into homage horror. Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is a distracted college cliché going through the motions, waking up in the dorm room of nice-enough guy Carter Davis (Israel Broussard) with no memory of how she ended … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Trouble Is My Business’ (the final word in film noir)

“Passion. Murder. Betrayal. Just another day on the job.” Full disclosure: the reviewer rolled the dice and gambled a contribution to help fund this independent production. Private investigator Roland Drake (Tom Konkle) faces eviction from his office and his career … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (Do Androids Dream of Electric Storks)

Is cribbing from “Orphan Black” a Philip K. Dick move? Not necessarily. Synthetic beings are still a thing in the future of 2049, and the ones who hunt the dangerous among them are still called Blade Runners. Essentially a noir … Continue reading

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Review: ‘It’ (Just look at this clown)

If The Dark Tower was the underwhelming studio-trimmed Cliff’s Notes YA version of that Stephen King story, It is the R-rated unabridged directors-cut vision of this one. In October of 1988, children begin to go missing in the sleepy town … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Dark Tower’ (Enjoy the Apocalypse)

Dumbing down story complexities isn’t always the best idea… especially with your target audience in mind. Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) has been having nightmares since the death of his father… but he knows they’re not nightmares. No one believes in … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ (and Laureline, too)

A family friendly procedural space opera fantasy adventure — yeah. After procuring a unique creature from a transdimensional flea market, 28th-century human agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are summoned to Alpha, an amalgamous space station that has … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (this is how you MCU)

Keaton does for the Vulture what Molina did for Doc Ock — ’nuff said. After accepting an internship from Tony “Iron Man” Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) — a cover for being recruited for Team Stark during Captain America: Civil War … Continue reading

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