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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Thor: Ragnarok” marks another great installment for Marvel

The Highlander would like to thank ASPB for their free screening of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues with “Thor: Ragnarok,” which follows our favorite hammer-swinging Asgardian as he simultaneously tries to free himself from...

“Death Wish” fans a flame that needs to be doused (it’s also an awful...

I’ve sat in front of my computer screen for the past 13-and-a-half minutes watching a video on Youtube called “Every gunshot from the Deathwish movies.” In it, Charles Bronson shoots thousands of bullets, a...

Greta Gerwig deftly pays tribute to hometown Sacramento in “Lady Bird”

Remember all those petty arguments you had with your mom growing up? She’d get angry at you for something you’d swear you’re not guilty of, or maybe you’d be angry at her for something...

“The Salesman (Forushande)”

Folks, it’s Oscars season and we all know what that means. That’s right, “La La Land” unsurprisingly will outperform everything both foreign and domestic because the Academy loves itself some masturbatory congratulations. But aside...

“Get Out” packs a punch

He did it — Jordan Peele, one half of the brains behind the cult classic “Key and Peele” sketch comedy show, made a (damn good) horror film. “Get Out” is a daring feat that...

“Happy Death Day” is harmlessly OK

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 50 Cent’s chef d’oeuvre, “In Da Club,” plays truant in “Happy Death Day.” Tragic, but there’s a silver lining in this grievance: The film...

“The Florida Project” is a sanguine portrait of childhood

Sean Baker should be a recognizable name in the independent film circuit. His claim to fame, 2015’s “Tangerine,” is a comedy-drama shot entirely on iPhones about two trans sex workers in Los Angeles. Gimmick...

Everything is awesome with “The Lego Batman Movie”

In an age when each month’s obligatory superhero movie is a lot darker and grittier than one would really want, “The Lego Batman Movie” is both the superhero movie we deserve, and the one...

“John Wick: Chapter 2” offers action fans an original sequel

It seems that taking original films and creating stale sequels and reboots has become sort of a tradition in Hollywood; in fact, sitting through any set of movie trailers it seems like stale sequels...

“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...