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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“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...

“Gangster Squad” Movie Review

In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Bros. Pictures pulled “Gangster Squad” from a pre-Oscar release in September and shelved it; the then-controversial scene involving a theater...

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...

“Kong: Skull Island” is adequate popcorn schlock

Fact: Seeing King Kong duke it out with other cryptids is fun. Like, really fun (and that’s coming from a pretentious film snob whose favorite films are arthouse dramas my mom falls asleep to)....

“21 Jump Street” Movie Review

“21 Jump Street” is a comedy based on the late 80’s tv show of the same name. However, name and concept are about the only things the show and the movie have in common....

“50 Shades of Grey” is mediocre sexploitation

It has been done. I went and saw “50 Shades of Grey” in a crowded room and didn’t get up to leave partway through. Let me preface this by saying that none of my...

“That Awkward Moment” Review

I tried giving “That Awkward Moment” at least some credit for attempts at originality by using a hashtag as its title — until the Internet told me this was apparently done in 2012. In...

“Kung Fu Panda 3” repeats the last two

“Kung Fu Panda 3” is an animated adventure starring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston and J.K. Simmons. It was funny if familiar (especially if you watched “The Legend of Korra”)...

Goosebumps won’t give you too many goosebumps

I sat down to watch “Goosebumps” on the night of its premiere with no expectations whatsoever. Like many people whose childhoods spanned the mid-to-late ‘90s and early 2000s, I was familiar with the “Goosebumps”...

“I, Frankenstein” Review

It’s honestly difficult to have high expectations when putting down money to see a movie called “I, Frankenstein.” Connotations of 2004’s futuristic flop-fest “I, Robot” aside, the title suggests nothing more than another movie...