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Review: ‘The Mummy’ 2017 (See Tom Run)

When you announce your new “smash hit” film franchise, maybe stay humble for a bit… until you actually succeed. Somewhere in modern-day Iraq, American soldier Nick (Tom Cruise) lures his recon buddy Chris (Jake Johnson) out to a remote village … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ (Believe It)

At long last: we can rank a DCEU superhero movie over some of the best the MCU has to offer… and actually mean it. Somewhere in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, a courier delivers a briefcase to the offices … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ (If Only)

A film for fans who don’t want the ride to end. “The Dutchman must have a Captain” we were all told, and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) willingly took on that role to ferry the dead at sea into the afterlife; … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Alien: Covenant’ (Prometheus Continues)

With zero surprises, the alternate-universe origin story of Alien expands. After the colony ship Covenant suffers damage due to an unforeseen anomaly on-route to a new homeworld, their “synthetic” named Walter (Michael Fassbender, suspiciously) wakes the crew to attend to … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (Family First)

Paraphrasing from director James Gunn: if Vol. 1 was about finding your family, Vol. 2 is about holding it together. After completing a mission for The Sovereign, the Guardians of the Galaxy find themselves in hot water after Rocket (voice … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (Machines With Souls)

Neither “The Six Million Dollar Man” nor “The Bionic Woman” ever saw this coming. In a very likely future made possible by Hanka Robotics, biomechanical upgrades to humanity have been commonplace. They have one miracle yet to accomplish — the … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Life’ 2017 (Alien plus Gravity equals Meh)

Remember how you felt at the end of that 2001 Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes starring Mark Wahlberg? Onboard the International Space Station, a crew of six astronauts (Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Olga … Continue reading

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