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Review – Terminator Genisys

While no one should be applauded for choosing to dust off the Terminator franchise for one more film, I do at least credit the powers that be for not simply hitting the reset button and giving us a complete remake. Instead, they choose the more challenging path

Review – Jurassic World

Jurassic World is utterly absurd. Granted, when you start with the conceit that dinosaurs are being bred in captivity to be shown off in an amusement park, “absurd” is a relative term. But this film still asks a lot in terms of suspension of disbelief. For starters,

Review – Entourage

In the film Entourage, based on the popular HBO show, movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) makes his directorial debut with Hyde, a modern adaptation of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story. We are told by super-agent-turned-studio-head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) that it’s an amazing

Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

From its opening scene, Mad Max: Fury Road grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It is apologetically unrelenting, never letting its heroes, or the audience, stop to catch their breath. The film opens with a disheveled, bearded and clearly broken Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy)

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

The first Avengers film, to borrow a line from Loki, was “burdened with glorious purpose.” It was the culmination of what has come to be known as “Phase One” of Marvel’s current cinematic universe, which began with 2008’s Iron Man. After all of the Easter Eggs and

Review – Furious 7

This franchise gets me. Sure, the pretentious critic part of my brain wants to hate this franchise. The plots are ridiculously convoluted, there is little attempt to ground these films in reality anymore and everything that happens is just an excuse for more car and explosion porn.

Review – Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey is by no means a good film. It is, however, a new ending away from being a fairly solid Lifetime Original Movie about an abusive, stalker boyfriend who tries to kill the young college girl he seduces. The film, which is based on

Review – American Sniper

American Sniper opens with Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) perched atop a roof in the Middle East, weapon trained on a woman and child as he must make the difficult call on whether or not they are threats to the American soldiers in the area. If

Review – Selma

In Selma, director Ava DuVernay and writer Paul Webb have given parents and history teachers a valuable tool to bring a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement to life. The duo should be commended for their efforts to bring the story of the 1965 march from

Review – The Imitation Game

The movie industry loves making World War II films. But as last year’s unsuccessful Monuments Men showed us, it’s getting increasingly difficult to find stories to tell about the war that feel original and captivate audiences. The Imitation Game has certainly found a unique, true war story