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‘Justice League’ – The Frankenstein’s Monster of Super Films
2 days ago

‘Justice League’ – The Frankenstein’s Monster of Super Films

Want a sneak peek at the critic quotes coming soon for “Justice League?”

  • It’s not the disaster you fear!
  • Erase all memories of “The Avengers” and you’ll have a …
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‘The Star’ May Be Your Next Christmas Tradition
4 days ago

‘The Star’ May Be Your Next Christmas Tradition

The minds behind “The Star” must know the animation template by heart at this point.

The clunky Top 40 music montages. The wink-wink sight gags aimed at the adults in …
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‘Orient Express’ Remake’s Big Gamble (Mostly) Works
1 week ago

‘Orient Express’ Remake’s Big Gamble (Mostly) Works

Hercule Poirot finds himself in uncharted waters in 2017.

Agatha Christie’s super sleuth can crack any case. But can he handle a marketplace with little appetite for dense dialogue or …
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Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There are names that automatically bring to mind a lifetime of research and empathy towards simians.

  • Dian Fossey’s extensive time with mountain gorillas
  • Birute Galdikus’ study of orangutans

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Why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is the Year’s Funniest Comedy
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is the Year’s Funniest Comedy

Resistance remains futile in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What else can you say about the Marvel juggernaut after witnessing “Thor: Ragnarok?” The MCU is simply too good at what they do by now. …
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Here’s How ‘Let There Be Light’ Shames Studio Dramas
3 weeks ago

Here’s How ‘Let There Be Light’ Shames Studio Dramas

Faith based indie films may have noble intentions, but they can be stiff in places where it matters most.

A clunky laugh line here. An ill-advised supporting turn there.

Not …
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Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Rages Against ’50s America
3 weeks ago

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Rages Against ’50s America

The Coen brothers love dumb criminals. George Clooney apparently loathes the suburbs.

Those two philosophies collide in “Suburbicon,” the second oddest movie of the year. (Top prize goes to “Goodbye …
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Here’s How ‘Crash Pad’ Squanders Its Killer Cast
3 weeks ago

Here’s How ‘Crash Pad’ Squanders Its Killer Cast

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The first thing you’ll notice about “Crash Pad” is the talent involved.

Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church, Domhnall Gleeson and Nina Bobrev.

Applegate is such a spectacularly underutilized actress that …
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Why ‘Geostorm’ Is So Bad You Simply Must See It
4 weeks ago

Why ‘Geostorm’ Is So Bad You Simply Must See It

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Before we go anywhere, let’s untruck a harsh reality:

This is not a standard film review. The advance word on “Geostorm” has been negative for some time. For months bad …
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Why McLean’s ‘Jungle’ Would Scare Mick Taylor Silly
1 month ago

Why McLean’s ‘Jungle’ Would Scare Mick Taylor Silly

Greg McLean has trained his fans to expect the worst from his films.

Think what Mick Taylor did to those poor travelers in “Wolf Creek.” Or how the beast in …
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