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Review of “The Void”

* D The Void is a horror movie in the style of HP Lovecraft. The first act does a good job at building tension and keeping you guessing as to what’s going on. Unfortunately, despite some reasonable practical effects that … Continue reading

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Review of “Assassin’s Creed” (mild spoilers)

* * C Assassin’s Creed the movie had some big shoes to fill. While there were things I liked about the film, overall, I wasn’t impressed. Michael “Magneto” Fassbender does a solid job with the protagonist, Callum Lynch, as does … Continue reading

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Review of “Arrival”

* * C Arrival is a highly overrated film. It is very poorly paced, and the science fiction premise, which I won’t spoil for you, is one I found to be without merit. It follows the science good/military bad trope … Continue reading

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Review of “Fifty Shades Darker”

* D The sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey” is an even worse than the weak original. There is plenty of soft core porn, little of which I found erotic or even interesting. It is wrapped in a mediocre soap … Continue reading

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Review of “John Wick Chapter 2”

 * * C I almost gave this film 3 stars, but it just didn’t quite make it. I’ll try to keep this review spoiler free. In short, this chapter failed in story. The action sequences are well choreographed, but, though … Continue reading

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Review of “The Departed”

* * * * A The Departed is a 2006 gangster pic by Martin Scorsese that stars Jack Nicholson as mob boss Frank Costello, Matt Damon as ambitious state policeman Colin Sullivan, and Leonardo DiCaprio as Billy Costigan, an undercover … Continue reading

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Review of “The Magnificent Seven” (2016)

* * * * A This remake of the classic Yul Brenner western, famously based on the Japanese film “The Seven Samurai”, did not disappoint. Densel Washington is excellent in the lead role of Chisolm, a law man who gathers … Continue reading

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