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Sunday, October 22, 2017

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” though conceptually familiar, still delights

DreamWorks Animation is hit-or-miss with the majority of its films. For every “Shrek” that has come out of the studio, there seems to be a “Turbo” that just reminds you how thankful you are...

The Story As Told By The Men Who Lived It

  Michael Bay’s film adaptations over the last few years have been disappointing to say the least (ehem, Transformers). “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” breaks this streak of disappointing films in resounding Michael...

“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...

Wes Anderson creates another quirky masterpiece in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

When attempting to review a filmmaker such as Wes Anderson, it is difficult to know where to begin. Anderson’s unique directorial touch is recognizable anywhere — and often, it is beloved or hated. The...

I Double “Daredevil” you to watch this

The nights of New York City are run amok with organized crime that ride or die in the drug business. That’s where the so called “Devil of Hell’s Kitchen,” the vigilante known as Daredevil,...

“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...

The Rock rocks amidst falling rocks in the raucous “San Andreas”

My goodwill towards action movies is uncharacteristically strong, partly because of “Mad Max: Fury Road” and partly because I recently re-watched the first “Die Hard.” Because of this, I decided to see “San Andreas,”...

“Jurassic World:” It’s a Capitalistic World After All

As a young lass plopped in front of a VHS player and mini television combo, my third bowl of sugary cereal in hand, I discovered the wonder of violence and thrill that dinosaurs can...

“Fifty Shades Of Black” Falls Flat

If you’re at all familiar with the wildly popular book and movie “Fifty Shades of Grey ” by E.L. James, then you’ve most likely heard about the newest spoof, “Fifty Shades of Black.” The...

“Spongebob Squarepants” is a splash of fun

The sponge is back, more visually and aesthetically stunning than ever. Fifteen years into the game and these aquatic creatures are still alluring in the most dynamic ways possible. “Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge out of...