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Review of “The Accountant” (mild spoilers)

* * * B The Accountant stars Ben Affleck as autistic accountant Christian Wolff. When he is hired by Lamar Blackburn (John “Trinity” Lithgow) to look into an anomaly in the books discovered by Dana Cummings (Anna “Jessica” Kendrick), people begin … Continue reading

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Review of “The November Man”

* * C Pierce “Bond” Brosnan is former CIA agent Peter Devereaux. He is reactivated to bring in an old flame who has learned a secret about Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski), a man destined to become the next Russian president. … Continue reading

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Review of “Safe House”

 * * * B Safe House is a spy thriller involving a bored CIA agent, Matt Westin (Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds), in charge of a safe house in South Africa is suddenly plunged into danger when renegade agent Tobin Frost (Denzel … Continue reading

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Review of “Extinction” (mild spoilers)

* * * B Extinction is an alien invasion story with a twist. I can’t say a whole lot about the plot without spoiling it, so I won’t. The setting is the near future. Peter (Michael Peña) is a man … Continue reading

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Review of “Upgrade” (mild spoilers)

* * C Upgrade is a fun science fiction action movie. The plot is fairly standard revenge material, reminiscent of Deathwish. The science fiction twist is that the hero, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green), is implanted with a chip that allows … Continue reading

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Review of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (mild spoilers)

* * * B Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the first direct sequel to the classic 90’s film Jumanji. An earlier adaptation of Zuthura, a young adult novel by the same author who wrote the original, Chris Van Allsburg, was … Continue reading

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Review of “Tomb Raider (2018)”

* * * B The 2018 remake of Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, is surprisingly good. There are some excellent supporting actors, including Dominic West as Lara’s father Richard and Daniel “Gul’dan” Wu as sidekick Lu Ren. Walton Goggins is solid as villain Mathias Vogel. … Continue reading

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