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Mar 17 2017

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Remakes, rehashes, reboots. Three words which mean exactly the same thing: the fear a motion picture studio exhibits by not taking a chance on something original, so they’ll repackage a previously-successful film with a facelift and new vibe for today’s audiences. This disconcerting lack of originality has taken over the Disney company; their latest efforts […]
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May 23 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past (review #2)

And so our summer movie season begins not with a whimper, but with a bang, as director Bryan Singer returns to helm the latest in the franchise he started back in 2000 with the first film in the X-Men series. This installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, intertwines the canon set by the first three […]
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May 23 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

With the three original “X-Men” films proving to be a mixed bag and Matthew Vaughn’s terrific “X-Men: First Class” wedged in between two silly and rather inconsequential “Wolverine” side adventures, it was tough to tell which direction the “X-Men” franchise was headed. Having already covered several timelines, and with many characters from the eponymous team […]
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Dec 13 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

“All it was was a bunch of people walking. Three movies of people walking to a f**king mountain!” Ever since hearing Randal say that seven years ago in Kevin Smith’s Clerks II, I haven’t quite been able to watch Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy the same way since. While many other things […]
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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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