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Mar 28 2018

Ready Player One

Here’s the key to enjoying Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One: Realize the film’s $175 million budget covered the filmmaking and what rights to various properties they could afford. Were they to include every little detail of the book, the film’s budget would have been at least triple that. So right […]
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Jun 30 2016

The BFG

Watching Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG, you can’t help but wonder if this is what a Harry Potter movie would have looked like had he taken the reins on one of the films from that series. There’s a great deal of wild whimsy from Roald Dahl’s original novel which Spielberg so capably brings to […]
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Oct 7 2011

Real Steel

(This review was originally published on October 7, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) Director Shawn Levy inaugurates the fall movie season with “Real Steel”, a frustrating effort that proves the rope-a-dope can be just as effective on a human audience as it is against a 2,000 lb. robot with nitrous-fueled jabs. Set in the year […]
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Jul 29 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

(This review was originally published on July 29, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) A movie with a premise like “Cowboys & Aliens” might draw plenty of unwarranted criticism from biased moviegoers, but its content isn’t as black-and-white as its title might suggest. Jon Favreau’s $180 Million blockbuster-to-be is unquestionably an epic, but it unwittingly parlays its winning […]
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