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Review: ‘Game Night’ (playing for keeps with your peeps)

Never trust your players to stay on the map when they can’t see the edges. Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are diehard gamers and life for “game night” competing with all their friends. Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) … Continue reading

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Review: ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ (Tesseractus Interruptus)

The NeverEnding Story, light-edition… and sans killing a horse. After Dr. Alex Murry (Chris Pine) mysteriously disappears working on a quantum entanglement theory for advanced space travel, his middle school daughter Meg (Storm Reid) is still coming to grips with … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ready Player One’ (80s Nostalgia Overdrive)

“What’s in there?” “Only what you take with you.” In the year is 2045, the greatest economic resource is an online virtual world called the Oasis, where everyone wants to be and can be whatever they want. Its creator, Halliday … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Tomb Raider’ 2018 (Lara Croft Begins)

A good start hamstrung by a boring bad guy. Lara (Alicia Vikander) works as a bike messenger hustling in and around London, but she’s also heir to the fortune left behind be her missing father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West). … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Black Panther’ (Weekend in Wakanda)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands again… and everyone benefits. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, T’challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to his African home country of Wakanda to be officially crowned king after the death of his father, T’Chaka … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (The Status Is Not Quo)

Luke’s right: this isn’t going to go the way you think, and that’s a good thing. Picking up after The Force Awakens, General Leia (Carrie Fisher) is on the run with the Resistance after the super-weapon sneak attack by General … Continue reading

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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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