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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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Review of “Death Wish”

* * * B Death Wish is a remake of the 1974 film starring Charles Bronson. This time, Dr. Paul Kersey is played by Bruce “McClane” Willis. The movie does a good job of updating this tale of revenge where … Continue reading

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Review of “Spinning Man”

* D Spinning Man was a two star thriller right up until the end. It built tension well. When a young woman disappears, suspicion falls on university professor Evan Birch (Guy Pearce). At first his wife Ellen (Minnie Driver) stands … Continue reading

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Review of “Ready Player One” (mild spoilers)

* * * B Ready Player One is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg. The hero of the story, Wade (Tye Sheridan) is a loser from the bad side of Cincinnati, but in the on-line world of Oasis, … Continue reading

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