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Warcraft (2016)

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Warcraft (2016)

Some years ago, maybe around 2010, I recall standing in my den looking over my wife’s shoulder while she was playing a game on the computer.  I asked what she was playing; “World of Warcraft,” she said. On the screen was a character dressed in white seated on the back of an ostrich with a […]

| June 10, 2016
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013)

Do you remember that scene in Crocodile Dundee where Mick sees a TV in his hotel room and tells his companion that he’s only seen television once?  He then turns on the set and sees “I Love Lucy” and says “Yup, that’s what I saw.”  That’s kind how I feel about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: […]

| June 3, 2016
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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

I don’t know what I really expected from a guy named Apocalypse, but I can tell you that my imagination built up a much more imposing character than what his movie was able to deliver.  I mean, he’s alright as villains go. In his early scenes, he’s got the presence and the demeanor and the […]

| May 28, 2016
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Times being what they are, it was impossible for me to sit through Captain America: Civil War without comparing it to that other comic book conflict movie that bowed six weeks ago.  Where that movie was a clunky, misguided, unhappy mess, the latest Captain America movie has its head on straight, it tells a good […]

| May 13, 2016
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The Jungle Book (2016)

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The Jungle Book (2016)

It shouldn’t surprise anyone when Disney shamelessly toots its own horn.  The legacy of this paragon of family entertainment has such a rich history and such of wealth of classics to its name that you sort of aren’t surprised to find it congratulating itself.  That may come from the fact that recently they’ve been kind […]

| April 16, 2016
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Hardcore Henry (2016)

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Hardcore Henry (2016)

Oh, mother of mercy, let’s all pray that this does not become a trend. I guess it would be prudent to start this review by answering the question that is swimming around in your head right now:  Is the world’s first first-person POV action picture too nauseating to sit through?  Well, I can’t speak for […]

| April 10, 2016
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is 500 pounds of movie heaped on a 10 pound story.  This is a clunky, misguided, unhappy and ultimately exhausting experience that runs on for 2 hours and 33 minutes wherein it repeats it’s themes over and over and over with overcooked imagery that must have cost a million […]

| March 25, 2016
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

In show business timing is everything, so when you take too long to follow-up on your success, you’re setting yourself up for weak soup. This has been the case for Sin City, Basic Instinct, Wall Street, Indiana Jones, TRON and, I’ll wager, the upcoming My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. It is never a good […]

| March 9, 2016
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