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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Just Plain Bad

We are currently in a new golden age of heroes. Whether it’s in television, comics or movies, we have become enamored with superheroes again. Sadly, this reignited love has been betrayed by the flop...

More of a minor disagreement really

In the comic version of “Civil War,” Captain America (Chris Evans) ends up imprisoned and the Avengers are disbanded. While a polarizing storyline at the time, I remember thinking around the time of the...

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” spins a web of mediocrity

I’ve always been an “Iron Man” fan at heart. The suit, the gadgets and Robert Downey Jr. always have my attention when I’m glued to a Marvel film. Back in the Tobey Maguire days,...

“Inside Out” is Pixar’s comeback

Pixar’s done it again. They’ve crafted another modern animated classic that hits all the zones: gorgeous animation, spot-on voice casting, an emotional story that doesn’t run itself into excessive sentimentality, jokes for both...

“Gravity” Movie Review

Amidst a post-summer binge of big-budget movies, director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” combines all the entertainment of a blockbuster with a sense of intensity and intimacy rarely achieved in highly touted films. The result is...

“The Dictator” Movie Review

“The Dictator” is the first feature written by Sacha Baron Cohen that is not focused on one of the personalities that he created on “Da Ali G Show.” Also setting it apart from his...

“Silent House” Movie Review

Within the first few seconds of watching “Silent House,” I pondered whether or not I had made a horrible decision selecting the film. Utilizing the ever-popular shaky, one-take style of filming that suggests the...

“Oculus”: Looking through the sloppy glass

How do you make a typical haunting horror movie seem original? Director Mike Flanagan believes this is done by playing with the minds of the audience and having them not understand anything that’s going...

“Dracula Untold” bites with a predictable but enjoyable action flick

The cinema is often filled with two types of movies: trendsetters and trend followers. The former is rare, the latter abundant. Looking at the list of movies of the past and upcoming months, it...

Movie Spoilers

Robert Lees- “The Martian”: Childish Gambino does some math and Matt Damon gets home safely. Racheal Adair- “Gravity”: One woman travels to a lake in the most dramatic way possible. She’s fine; no mention of future death...