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Oct 21 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

There’s a reason why a character like Jack Reacher – either in the films or in Lee Childs’ novels – speaks to us. Here’s a man who’s free from all obligations, a former member of the Army Military Police Corps who wants to see the country he spent so much time defending, wanting to be […]
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Jun 9 2016

The Conjuring 2

When The Conjuring was released in 2013, I marveled at its daring step backwards to a time where scares were paramount, relying on mood, tension, and fear instead of the blood, guts, and crappy acting found in other contemporary horror movies. Director James Wan – who cut his horror teeth on the original Saw (which […]
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Jun 9 2016

Now You See Me 2

Friends of mine know I’m a sucker for magic; from even the simplest matchstick party gags to the most complex setups seen on Vegas stages, I appreciate good sleight-of-hand and misdirection. (You could probably correlate this with my film reviewing capabilities, but let’s be civil and not go there.) My first reaction to 2013’s magic-central […]
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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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Jun 12 2014

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Of late, the second installment of franchise films all seem to have a common thread: go darker. Get sad. Get mean. Go deeper. And cut deeper, too. It’s kind of obvious that today’s filmmakers are no doubt inspired by what is heralded as one of the greatest sequels ever, The Empire Strikes Back, the game-changing […]
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Apr 4 2014

The Raid 2: Berandal

Jaw-dropping. Eye-popping. Astounding. Amazing. Let’s get those descriptors right out of the way immediately and get straight to the point: The Raid 2: Berandal is, in every way, a vast improvement over its predecessor, The Raid: Redemption, which was already a fantastic action film and one that (I would think) would be hard to top. […]
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