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Baywatch Movie Review

If Citizen Kane, widely regarded as one of the finest films ever made, is the cinematic equivalent of dinner at a four-star restaurant, Baywatch is a Hot Pocket and a cold Mountain Dew. Both are satisfying in their way, but only one reflects enduring and lofty creative effort. Not every movie aspires to be high […]
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4.0

Alien: Covenant – Movie Review

Following the unexpected positive reception of Prometheus comes the film Alien: Covenant, which is set between Prometheus and the original Alien film. So this thankfully completes the overarching storyline of the entire Alien franchise, I do not include the Alien vs Predator films because those are spinoffs. I went into this film feeling optimistic and […]

Dunkirk Movie Trailer & Response

One of my most anticipated movies of this year, for a multitude of reasons, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has now provided audiences with its second preview. The scope of Nolan’s first foray into a war film will, per usual Nolan, be epic. Just from the score accompanying the first trailer, you feel stranded alongside the soldiers […]
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5.0

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Movie Review

The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned to handle the extraterrestrial threats which the Avengers are too busy beating each other up to deal with. This sequel picks up where the 2014 entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe left off. This time around, director James Gunn is unencumbered by establishing origin stories. The relationships are […]
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4.0

Ghost in the Shell: Movie Review

When I think of ghost stories, a futuristic techno-nightmare version of Japan isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe it should. Ghost in the Shell paints a haunting picture of a world in which the line between human and machine is blurry, we’re talking three-martini lunch blurry. As yet another Hollywood reboot of […]
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4.0

Power Rangers: Movie Review

Since teenagers think they’re invincible anyway, why not make them superheroes? Or should I say Power Rangers. The latest reinvention of a kids’ franchise for the big screen, Saban’s Power Rangers, reboots the ’90s live action TV show remarkably well. After a childhood of adoring Transformers and G.I. Joe, my excitement turned to bitter disappointment […]
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4.0

Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

Kong: Skull Island is a continuation of the Monster-verse epic Godzilla, and a predecessor to the planned King Kong vs Godzilla rumored to be coming up for 2020. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, was a surprising choice for the film since to me he is known for the coming of age indie flick Kings of Summer. Taking […]
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3.5

The Great Wall – Movie Review

I always thought the Great Wall of China was protection from the Mongol horde. Turns out it was really a defense against huge reptile monsters. Who knew? The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, tells the made-up history of the iconic fortification-turned-tourist-attraction. There’s no allegory here. This is a straight-up monster movie. This movie blends near-constant […]
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4.5

Allied: Movie Review

It seems Hollywood is bound and determined to churn out reboots, most of which nobody asked for or wanted. Thankfully, Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard is a welcome exception. While Allied owes a debt to the 1942 classic, Casablanca, this latest offering from director Robert Zemeckis is no reboot. Allied weaves a mix […]

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