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Alien: Covenant
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Alien: Covenant

Posted  May 20, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

After the messy and underwhelming performance of the Alien prequel, Prometheus, it was back to the drawing board for director Ridley Scott. Although he’s created some excellent features, he’s in the middle of a dry spell (outside of ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Posted  May 6, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

With summer movie season upon us it’s time for audiences to catch up with Marvel’s biggest band of misfit heroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by ...

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The Circle
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The Circle

Posted  April 29, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

James Ponsoldt looks to make a splash with his follow-up to the well-reviewed The End of the Tour. Ponsoldt also directed The Spectacular Now, a brilliant coming-of-age tale that put both Miles Tiller and Shailene Woodley on the map. With ...

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Free Fire
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Free Fire

Posted  April 22, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

Writer-director Ben Wheatley, the Englishman known best for his 2015 release High-Rise, is ready to make some noise with his follow-up, Free Fire, an action-comedy that comes with plenty of star power. Obviously having taken notes from such filmmakers as ...

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Going in Style (2017)
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Going in Style (2017)

Posted  April 15, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

Warner Bros. thought it would be a good idea to produce a heist film in order to capitalize on the Fast & Furious’ massive popularity. Since that franchise has turned into Ocean’s Eleven on wheels, it was high time Warners returned to the genre they helped define (they distributed the Ocean’s series). And with The Fate of the Furious now in theaters, releasing the latest from actor-director-writer Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) a week before is ingenious. But is Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 Martin Brest-directed picture (which starred George Burns, Lee Strasberg and Art Carney), a good film compared to the Fast & Furious behemoth? It depends on what you prefer – aging men (played by Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin) who sigh at the thought of simply getting up from a chair (and with no criminal experience); or young, virile men and women pulling off unbelievable stunts with a penchant for fast cars. I think many ...

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The Fate of the Furious
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The Fate of the Furious

Posted  April 14, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

The eighth installment of The Fast and the Furious has finally arrived, much to the pleasure of gearheads and fans of the series alike, but also much to the chagrin of critics. This saga has spanned 18 years and it ...

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Wilson
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Wilson

Posted  April 2, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

Wilson, the latest feature from Craig Johnson, is supposed to produce offbeat humor while it highlights the underappreciated acting talents of Woody Harrelson. Considering Johnson did well with The Skeleton Twins, I came in with hopes that he’d succeed ...

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Saban's Power Rangers
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Saban's Power Rangers

Posted  April 1, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

Hmm, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have finally gone Hollywood. Admittedly, I was never a fan - its popularity in America was at a time when I outgrew such child-centric shows. Besides, my loyalties skewed towards Voltron (a property definitely inspired ...

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T2 Trainspotting
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T2 Trainspotting

Posted  March 29, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

During this time of reboots and sequels, it’s always a dicey proposition to offer a follow up to a film that doesn’t necessarily merit a sequel. Such is the case with Trainspotting, the surreal, iconic, chaotic and memorable ...

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The Belko Experiment
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The Belko Experiment

Posted  March 27, 2017  by  Justin-Velasquez

Since Hollywood hasn’t had enough of social experiments pitting normal everyday people against each other, another film inspired ripped off from Battle Royale and The Hunger Games is upon us. It’s called The Belko Experiment, brought to you ...

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