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Sunday, September 23, 2018

“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...

Block your eyes and ears from the trainwreck that is “Blockers”

From Key Cannon, the writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series and Netflix’s immediately axed show “Girlboss,” comes “Blockers,” her directorial debut about a trio of parents on a mission to stop their daughters from...

“Argo” Review

Through most of film history, audiences have been attracted to films based on true stories. They want to see something that really happened and feel like they were there. Though these films often exaggerate...

You’ll be glad you wore the brown pants

After 11 years, Ryan Reynolds’ pet project has finally hit the big screen. Initially met with dismissal by film studios, the idea of a Deadpool movie wasn't seriously considered until a short digitally rendered...

“A Most Violent Year” explores relationships in violent movie

What seems to be a modern interpretation of mafia-crime movies, “A Most Violent Year” enters the scene away from its proposed goal of depicting the year 1981 as a crime-filled drama, but stumbles into...

“Monsters University” Review

Since coming out with “Monsters, Inc.” in 2001, Pixar Studios has come a long way. The studio that had already begun to be known for its prestige in beautiful animation and unique storytelling soon...

Blomkamp fails to recreate “District 9” magic with “Chappie”

Director Neill Blomkamp is at it again, attempting to mix social commentary with science fiction in his latest movie “Chappie.” It seems very promising, as Blomkamp returns to South Africa, the location where he...

Shhhh… “A Quiet Place” is an excellent, stripped-down creature feature

What makes a good horror movie? For most people, the obvious answer is its ability to have us at the edge of our seats beset with fear, to utilize sight and sound in a...

“The Quiet Ones” falls victim to usual horror cliches

I couldn't wait to see “The Quiet Ones” when I saw that it was coming from Hammer Film Productions. This year has been less than fulfilling for horror film fanatics, but knowing that you...

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...