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Controversy and classic status mark the 40th of “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. In 1978, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” established itself as a landmark comedy, not to mention a lightning rod for controversy. 40 years later, it’s...
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“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” may be the franchise’s best one yet. Six movies in, the “Mission: Impossible” film franchise just keeps getting better and better. “Mission:...
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The sophomore season of “GLOW” on Netflix betters its freshman year. Netflix’s dramedy GLOW, about women’s wrestling in the 80’s, had an auspicious first season in 2017. It helped rack up Netflix subscriptions, became a...
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Plot struggles mar the tense action in “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is a sequel shot, acted and directed with the same care as its 2015 predecessor...
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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” succeeds by staying small and in its lane. There are many reasons the Ant-Man franchise is so successful. The premise of a miniscule superhero is hilarious. The actors cast are all deft comedic players....
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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has action and fun, but could use some new DNA If you’re going to do a fifth film in a franchise, you could do a lot worse than “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” It’s well directed by...
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“Hereditary” has lots of mood and surprises but lacks cohesion. Is it enough for a horror movie to deliver the frights, even if the script doesn’t hold together? “Hereditary”, from filmmaker Ari Aster, is superb at setting...
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is well told, but is this trip really necessary? Ron Howard does a bang-up job helming “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, directing the stand-alone space opera with precision, energy, and engaging...
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“Deadpool 2” pushes the sentimentality but not the humor far enough. Who’d have thought that the sequel to the raunchy and satirical “Deadpool” movie would end up being so sentimental? You’d think given the 2016 box...
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HBO’s “Barry” takes aim at role-playing and the desire for fame. Can a hit man go straight and find happiness in Hollywood? That’s the question that the wickedly witty new HBO dramedy “Barry” asks. Created by Alec Berg...
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“Homeland” ends its seventh season as relevant and edgy as ever. Seven seasons in, Showtime’s “Homeland” series is still smart, unpredictable, and edge-of-your-seat television. How do they do it? They start with...
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“Avengers: Infinity War” epically battles an intergalactic villain and controversial ending.The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is its most ambitious and remarkably, it manages to live up to the hype. The 149-minute film tells a ginormous story...
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The reboot of “Lost in Space” looks out of this world but lacks fun.As reboots go, the new version of “Lost in Space” is light years beyond the original series from the 1960’s in many ways. The production values, costume design, and special effects...
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“Chappaquiddick” paints a tragic portrait of politics and entitlement.Historical movies tend...
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“A Quiet Place” speaks volumes with what it doesn’t say or show.The horror genre is often most successful when it doesn’t show too much of its monsters. Better to let the audience fill in the blanks of the bogeyman hiding in...
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The adaptation of “Ready Player One” has Steven Spielberg written all over it.The new tentpole movie “Ready Player One” may boast its author Ernest Cline as one of the screenplay adaptors, along with Zak Penn, but the greatest influence on the material...
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Despite a game Alicia Vikander, the reboot of “Tomb Raider” feels dusty and derivative.The rebooting of “Tomb Raider” should have yielded something better than this decent, but uninspired attempt. It had brilliant source...
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“Thoroughbreds” marks an auspicious debut for writer/director Cory Finley.Coming from the world of theater, writer/director Cory Finley has made a masterful first film. His dark comedy/thriller is utterly enthralling, as much for what it doesn’t show as what...
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Alex Garland’s adaptation of “Annihilation” creates a world of wonder.Powerful is the film that doesn’t spoon feed everything to its audience, especially when it comes to science fiction. That’s why writer/director Alex Garland is such an expert in...
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“Black Panther” is a landmark film for Marvel Studios and one of their very best.Just when you think that the comic superhero movie is all but played out, along comes “Black...
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