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Sunday, June 25, 2017

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” has strong acting, weak plot

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” marks the seventh film in the superhero franchise. Although this is a direct sequel to “First Class,” all of the other films are in the same universe. In true...

A virtual conversation with Edward Snowden

On a warm day in March, while indie bands were playing and films were competing for the attention of judges at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. For an hour, Edward Snowden, the United...

“The Loft” breathes life into the murder-mystery genre

“Whodunit” films have a unique air about them. These types of films are both fun and challenging. They allow the audience to become a character within the story. Viewers participate as they try and...

“Risen” descended to indifference

The life and death of Jesus Christ is considered by many to be one of the greatest stories of all time. The legend has been told and retold countless times, following Jesus’ from his...

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is anything but legendary

The legend of King Arthur and Excalibur is an amazing tale of a child born of royal blood who, after discovering his lineage, must reclaim his throne which rightfully belongs to him. As for...

“Killing Them Softly” Review

I had very high expectations for director/screenwriter Andrew Dominik’s new film “Killing Them Softly” (based on the 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade” by George V. Higgins). Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins...

“Baywatch,” don’t watch

“Baywatch” centers around some meat-headed lifeguards who handle extremely farcical incidents that occur on a hazard-prone beach. With a beach so susceptible to danger, one would think the police would be involved, but no,...

The tides are low with “The Fifth Wave”

Rating: 0.5 stars Before I watched “The Fifth Wave,” I predicted that it would involve a young, pretty girl who somehow diverges from the rest of the youth population to save the world and becomes...

“The Devil Inside” Movie Review

“The Devil Inside,” directed by William Brent Bill, was simply shocking. What was shocking is how the played out fake documentary-style filming and atrocious acting never ceases to captivate audiences. It is clear that...

“Hardcore Henry”: Hardcore awful

“Hardcore Henry” is about as fun as watching someone else play a video game. And not a particularly good one. Now, before you Let’s Play fans start whining so loud that your mom has...