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Review of “The Nightmare”

* * * B This docudrama on sleep paralysis is truly creepy. The film consists mainly of interviews with half a dozen or so people who suffer from the malady, with dramatizations of their experiences with shadow people, demons and … Continue reading

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Review of “Ant Man”

* * * B Ant Man exceeded my expectations. It was a good, entertaining film. Paul Rudd was excellent as the ant man, as was Michael Douglas as mentor and inventor Hank Pym. Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel in the Hobbit movies) … Continue reading

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Review of “Spectre” (no spoilers)

 * * C The fourth installment of the Daniel Craig Bond reboot fails to deliver. After the fantastic first installment, based on the last Ian Fleming James Bond novel never made into a serious film, the lackluster sequel, and the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Prince”

* D What would happen if John Wick had a daughter, and she was Taken? That’s the premise of this dull derivative action flick. The cinematography and fight choreography are bad and boring (unlike those in John Wick, which were … Continue reading

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Review of “The Conjuring”

* * * B For Halloween, my family got together and watched the Conjuring. This film is loosely based on the accounts of Ed and Lorrain Warren, real life paranormal investigators. Regardless of the veracity of their claims, the story … Continue reading

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Review of “Vampire Academy”

* * C This film follows two young women who have run away from the academy, Lissa (Lucy Fry), a magical vampire princess, and Rose (Zoey Deutch), her half vampire guardian. They are captured and returned to the academy to … Continue reading

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Review of “21”

* * * B Ben (Jim Sturgess, Jude in Across the Universe) is an MIT math whiz who joins a group of students working for a professor, Mickey Rosa (Kevin “House of Cards” Spacey) counting cards in Las Vegas. After … Continue reading

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