Category Archives: 2015

Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (And Destiny Awaits)

Here’s the short, short version: J.J. did it. Non-spoiler details to follow. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Galactic Rodent purchased a franchise from Lucas the George. After hiring Abrams the Promising, it was ordained … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Carol’ (One Does Not Simply Refuse Cate Blanchett)

A timeless, forbidden, and music-cued affair of the heart. While working the doll counter at Manhattan department store Frankenberg’s, Therese (Rooney Mara) eyes the beautiful and elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) from across the room. The attraction is immediate, but in … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ (Up all night to get Loki)

Remember: “It’s not a ghost story, but it has a ghost in it.” Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) is an aspiring author more interested in becoming the next Mary Shelley than pursuing a husband. Being the late 1800s, her self-made father … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ (Maze Harder)

Out of the frying pan and into the Scorch. After only being in the glade a few days, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) has led his fellow gladers out only to be collected by a military group promising to take them to … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ (Same plot, different gags, almost as fun)

Remember how the first movie ended? Well, the kids get married, one thing leads to another, and before you know it there’s a redheaded boy named Dennis (Asher Blinkoff) who’s about to turn five…but is he vampire or human? Dracula … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Visit’ (C’mon Baby, Let’s Do the Twist)

Warning: shaky found footage ala junior documentarian. Two crafty kids attempt to heal rifts in their family: allowing their devoted but lonely single mother (Kathryn Hahn) to take a little romantic time for herself while meeting their grandparents for the … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ (Cruise Control Engaged)

While still spectacular, is too much self-awareness creeping into the franchise? After a CIA honcho (Alex Baldwin) lobbies a congressional committee to dissolve the IMF due to perceived ineptitude, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes rogue to gather intelligence on a … Continue reading

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