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Check Your Brain at the Door Before Watching Happy Death Day

“Happy Death Day” is dumb. It utilizes every cliché in the book; many of its characters are stock and have been used in a dozen scary movies, new and old. However, despite that… and I cannot believe I’m saying this… it was really fun! No joke, this movie had me sporting a gigantic grin on […]

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Blade Runner 2049, A Solid Sequel That Makes You Feel & Think (Review)

After seeing “Blade Runner 2049” directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, I am still pondering many questions. That seems to be the mark of the “Blade Runner” films: never giving you all of the answers. Having just watched the original 1982 classic myself, I can tell you that this film can most definitely […]

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IT Review

After months of creepy teaser images, trailers, TV spots and viral marketing techniques exploiting America’s rampant coulrophobia (fear of clowns), the 2017 remake of Stephen King’s “IT” is finally here. Based on the classic 1986 book by King, “IT” tells the story of a small town in Maine menaced by an evil clown that only […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Film Review

Marvel has done it again. They have made me shed tears over characters with the most ridiculous names. But that was the strength of the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, emotion and pathos in the most unlikely of places, in this case two green aliens, a tree, a raccoon and a guy named Star […]

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“Power Rangers” provides fun, if cheesy, movie reboot

Well, it’s once again time for Hollywood to take something from a past decade and reboot it for a new generation to make boatloads of cash. Nostalgia has meant big bucks for tinseltown in the past decade. From Trans- formers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Mad Max, reboots and reimaginings have resulted in bucketloads […]

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A hero’s journey comes to an end in “Logan”

I almost cried during this movie. I feel that’s important to say right from the start because very few films can actually make me cry. “Logan” is the kind of film that makes me think, “wow we would have never gotten this kind of movie 15 years ago.” The landscape of the comic book movie […]

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“Get Out” makes viewers laugh, scream and think

From the very first scene I knew Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” was going to be something special. As a long time consumer of horror films, I consider myself very difficult to scare and can recognize most of the tricks at this point. So believe me when I tell you “Get Out” elicited some of the […]

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