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Sep 15 2017

American Assassin

There’s something wonderfully basic about American Assassin. I don’t know if “basic” is the right word; “stripped-down” fits a little better. Maybe it’s the no-nonsense, no-frills feel; maybe it’s the undisciplined, scrappy hero; or maybe it’s the spareness of the script, denying its audience the idiocy of a typical summer blockbuster action picture. Perhaps it’s […]
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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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Jun 20 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare. Joss Whedon. Two masters of the English language. One, a man whose scripts and quirky neologisms have permeated the language of the world at large… and the other one’s William Shakespeare, of which not much new can be said. Suffice it to say that a meeting of the minds was certainly inevitable, and […]
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Jan 18 2013

The Last Stand

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on January 18, 2013.) Here’s my thing about The Last Stand: it wants to be AWESOME without first being good. All the materials necessary to making an unforgettable movie are there – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen in a lead role, prankster Johnny Knoxville’s own […]
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