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Aug 17 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

There’s not much about The Hitman’s Bodyguard you haven’t seen in some form or another in preceding films. Lead character falls from grace and spends the whole movie trying to redeem himself? Been there. Two characters bickering constantly throughout and have to drop their egos to work together? Done that. Its plot, a race to […]
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Jul 11 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

It is a red dawn. Strange things await us by the eaves of the forest. Good or evil, I do not know; but we are called. — Legolas, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Two Towers Strange things, indeed, await in the forest in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Well, if you want to call […]
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Jul 11 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Mike’s Review

With “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, director Matt Reeves has accomplished something remarkable: he’s made a compelling action hero out of a computer generated chimpanzee. If that’s not enough, he’s also made the summer’s best blockbuster thus far. The film opens a decade after the events in “Rise of the Planet of the […]
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Feb 11 2014

RoboCop

1987’s RoboCop was a watershed movie of its time. Boasting hyperviolent action, scathing sociopolitical commentary, and some brilliant performances, it ushered in a new era of cinema and practically dared any other film to follow in its footsteps. Smart, hilarious, brutal, and rather touching in places, RoboCop followed the story of Alex Murphy, a beloved […]
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Jul 27 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on July 27, 2012.) Before we start: on behalf of Reel Film News, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families. I had originally written an overlong piece about the merits of The Dark Knight Rises.  There […]
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Dec 16 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

(This review was originally published on December 16, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) Anyone who has read much John le Carré is probably well acquainted with George Smiley, the quintessential British spy character of the Cold War era (no, it’s not James Bond). In “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, which is the first book in the ‘Karla’ trilogy (released later […]
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