Friday
Aug252017

Detroit- New Release

Much like “Dunkirk”, I respect the viewing and craftsmanship of “Detroit” but I wouldn’t put either in great film territory.  Still, worth a view though.

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Friday
Aug252017

Atomic Blonde- New Release

Very little payoff and way too much chatter gets in the way of Charlize Theron kicking some serious butt in some seriously good choreographed action set pieces. 

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Friday
Aug252017

Dunkirk- New Release

I’m glad I saw Dunkirk, it really is worth a watch, but a little too much British stiff upper lip shown by Nolan makes this not essential viewing.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

War for the Planet of the Apes- New Release

Unfortunately, the effects were but the icing to a very bland cake.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

Spiderman: Homecoming- New Release

Spiderman is back, and this time Sony gave control to Marvel who have a habit that they don’t; getting these kinds of pictures right and “Spiderman: Homecoming” is done right.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

The Big Sick- New Release

“The Big Sick” feels effortless and so easy going to get it’s big laughs and big emotions.  Let’s hear it for the romantic comedy of 2017.

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Thursday
Jul272017

The House- New Release

Ferrell, Poehler, and a lot of their funny buddies are in this film, people that I enjoy a lot, but even though they didn’t get credit for writing it, it sure feels like their improv unsuccessfully did.  That’s what happens when your director/writer can’t flesh out a paper bag.

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Thursday
Jul272017

War Machine- New Release

“War Machine” snuck up on me making for an oddly enjoyable film.

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Thursday
Jul272017

It Comes at Night- New Release

“It Comes at Night” is soul crushingly bleak.  Check it out if that’s your sort of thing.

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Saturday
Jun172017

Baby Driver- New Release

“Baby Driver” is cool; so cool that we wouldn't have hung out in high school...

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Saturday
Jun172017

Wonder Woman- New Release

The movie succeeds by being a feminist film but not cramming it down our throats.  Women are empowered by this film, but it’s egalitarian to the sexes, not a battle of them.

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Saturday
Jun172017

Alien: Covenant- New Release

Infuriatingly dumb, “Alien: Covenant” is the Phantom Menace of Xenomorph movies.

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Saturday
Jun172017

Win it all- New Release

Swanberg and Johnson are back at in Netflix’s ongoing world takeover in the winning dramedy “Win it All”.

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Friday
Jun022017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword- New Release

Guy Ritchie is often more style than substance, and in his latest, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” he confuses substance with running time, and we’re left with mostly only style.

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Friday
Jun022017

Snatched- New Release

Among many problems this film has, one of the biggest is Schumer’s wildly unsympathetic and annoying performance.  Performance is a strong word, let's go with generic caricature.

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Friday
Jun022017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2- New Release

Vol. 2 still wailed, but I would be concerned about the diminishing returns for the inevitable Vol. 3. 

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Wednesday
May312017

Free Fire- New Release

Ben Wheatley releases his latest, “Free Fire” with the cleverness of a film student working on a genre specific homework assignment with gusto, unfortunately this exercise should have stayed in the classroom and not the theaters.

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Wednesday
May312017

Colossal- New Release

I know Anne Hathaway’s has gotten the scorn of many movie goers, but the kid can act and it’s nice to see those talents put to the test.

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Friday
Apr212017

The Fate of the Furious- New Release

At times I was actually bored, which is something I haven’t felt with this series in awhile.

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Friday
Apr212017

T2 Trainspotting- New Release

This is a highly rewarding experience for those who are familiar with and those who fancy the original Trainspotting. 

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