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Aug 8 2019

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Author Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books have been terrifying children since 1981 with macabre tales accompanied by unforgettable, eerie illustrations by Stephen Gammell. In truth, one of these illustrations – specifically, the one included in the first book’s story “The Haunted House” – still shakes me interminably; I cannot look […]
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Mar 22 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

I honestly didn’t want to see Pacific Rim: Uprising, much less review it. 2013’s Pacific Rim didn’t wow me, even with its larger-than-life, IMAX-sized monsters vs. machines WWE-style matches. Truthfully, films like these – even comic book films of late – are just rehashes of Irwin Allen disaster films. There’s not a whole lot of […]
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Dec 8 2017

The Shape of Water

Let’s face it: I like films about broken people. People with a chip on their shoulder, some kind of physical/emotional/mental handicap, or an attribute holding them back from being normal. Normal, to me, is the stuff of which Nancy Meyers films and the like are made. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy them from […]
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Jul 14 2013

Pacific Rim

Each week in this season of mega-budget movies I’ve come a little closer to making the comment, “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all”. Of course, that would be a major backslide for me as a critic (I’m still trying to dial down my use of the word “cliché” in my reviews), but as […]
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Jul 12 2013

Pacific Rim

You know what makes summer movies so memorable? Great characters, great stories, and great writing. Think of your favorite summer movie, and you’ll find a memory about it that’s so strong that it’s almost physically tangible. It doesn’t even need to be an action movie; Raiders of the Lost Ark wasn’t teeming with action, as […]
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Dec 14 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

(This review was originally published on December 14, 2012 at Reel Film News) I have a confession that might get me ostracized from my group of industry peers: I have not seen any of the “Lord of the Rings” films. One might wonder how that’s possible for a film buff, not to mention a critic; […]
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