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Mar 28 2019

Dumbo (2019)

What happens when you take all the magic and fun out of a children’s movie? If you’ve ever wanted to experience the answer to that, look no further than the live-action remake of Dumbo, which is fake to its very core, from its obvious CGI trappings to its actors who can’t decide if they wanted […]
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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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Jul 8 2015

Minions

The Despicable Me franchise is as old as my eldest child, both having been brought into the world in 2010; she discovered the first Despicable Me around the time her sister was born, thus introducing me to Felonius Gru (Steve Carell) and his lovable, outrageous minions. Or is it Minions, with a capital M? No […]
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Nov 7 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

If bit parts in this year’s “Robocop” and “Need for Speed” seemed to indicate that Michael Keaton’s incredible versatility had faded for good, then Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” surely proves the opposite. Keaton plays once A-list movie star Riggan Thomson, best known for a series of blockbuster superhero films in the late […]
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Mar 16 2014

Need for Speed

Lots of unattainably expensive vehicles being smashed, flipped, and propelled into the air. Lots of reckless behavior endangering the lives of civilians on the streets, all for the sake of winning a (very large) bet, culminating in a tragedy that spawns a revenge plot, more reckless behavior, and a cross-country race against time that puts […]
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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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