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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

A little less than an hour before sitting down to write this review, a lady asked me “Would the new Avengers movie make any sense to someone who hasn’t seen the other movies in this series?”  My quick answer is simple: “Yes, but it won’t mean as much to you because you don’t know the […]

| April 29, 2018
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Tomb Raider (2018)

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Tomb Raider (2018)

The new reboot of Tomb Raider is 118 minutes of “Who Could Care?”  Seriously, there’s nothing here.  It gathers points for looking appropriately grungy and having stuff move around on the screen but ultimately it leaves you empty and dissatisfied.  Here is a movie that is passionless, joyless, unoriginal and drags a perfectly good Oscar-winning […]

| March 15, 2018
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Black Panther (2018)

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Black Panther (2018)

When the #OscarsSoWhite scandal popped up two years ago addressing the lack of diversity from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I argued that it wasn’t the Academy that needed to change, but the industry at large.  Two years later, that concern is still valid but I will admit that I see changes […]

| February 16, 2018
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Justice League (2017)

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Justice League (2017)

How can I possibly resist a movie that employs a line like “Where . . . Is . . . My . . . Mother Box!!?”  I can assure you, this line of dialogue sounds just as ridiculous in context as it does out. I wish I could say that the rest of Justice League […]

| November 16, 2017
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

One of the things that I really wanted from the new Spider-Man movie was a fresh approach.  Please, oh please – I screamed quietly to myself – don’t tell his origin story again . . . not again!  My exasperation is due in part to the fact that this is yet another reboot.  There is […]

| July 8, 2017
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Baby Driver (2017)

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Baby Driver (2017)

For a young fellow like Baby, music is the milk of life.  Mixed and remixed, culled from the ambient noise of human motion and refitted into a soundtrack that guides his every step and every action, life has a rhythm and a composition that he will not deny himself.  When he walks down the street, […]

| June 28, 2017
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Wonder Woman (2017)

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Wonder Woman (2017)

Think of this as Wonder Woman: The First Avenger. Once you’ve seen this movie and soaked in its pleasures, I don’t think you’ll disagree.  Wonder Woman, for much of its running time ebbs so close to the form and spirit of the first Captain America movie that you’ll wonder if the events of that movie […]

| June 1, 2017
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies put a lot of stock in curses.  It should, really, when there are haunted men walking around with scales for brains and barnacles for skin.  But the biggest curse that the new installment of the series must overcome is The Curse of the Fourth Sequel. This is a lamentable […]

| May 29, 2017
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