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Review of “Equals” (spoilers)

* * C Equals is a dystopian future science fiction film about Nia (Kirsten “Bella” Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas “R” Hoult). After a future calamity, the remnant of humanity live in a society where all emotions are chemically suppressed. Silas … Continue reading

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Review of “Riddick”

* * * B Riddick is the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, and continues the story of the titular anti-hero. As the film begins, Riddick (Vin Diesel) has been left for dead on a hostile alien planet by the … Continue reading

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Review of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

* * * B The third reboot of Spider-Man begins with Homecoming. This time, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and is working with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). The film starts with an unnecessary … Continue reading

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Review of “Bright” (mild spoilers)

 * * C Bright is a buddy picture with a twist. It is essentially a remake of Alien Nation, but instead of a racist human cop learning to respect an alien partner, Ward (Will “Jay” Smith) is partnered with Jakoby, … Continue reading

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Review of “Moana”

* D Unlike earlier Disney animated features, Moana has little to recommend it. The songs are forgettable. The acting is serviceable, with Auli’i Cravalho playing the title roll, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson voicing Maui, the Polynesian Loki. Temuera “Jango” … Continue reading

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Review of “American Assassin”

* D American Assassin is a fairly straightforward action flick. It starts out well. Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is caught up in an Islamic terror attack, and his fiancee is killed in front of his eyes. He then trains and … Continue reading

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Review of “Justice League” (mild spoilers)

* * * B The DC Comics answer to the Avengers is here. Justice League pits Batman (Ben Afflick), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason “Drogo” Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) against an ancient and powerful … Continue reading

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