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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 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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Oct 23 2014

John Wick

Keanu Reeves plays a vengeful ex-hitman who shoots, pummels and skewers his way through NYC’s Russian mafia to get to the men responsible for stealing his car and killing his dog in “John Wick”, which takes place mostly in seedy underground nightclubs and a rustic hotel that provides safe haven for folks of his ilk — basically, […]
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Mar 23 2014

Divergent

The first chapter in the newest pre-planned trilogy based on a series of young adult action/fantasy novels, “Divergent” has the advantage – or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it – of filling the void between “Hunger Games” movies, with an ostensible aim to capture an audience that just can’t wait until November to […]
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Jul 19 2013

Red 2

A good sequel should expand upon the original, going places where the original didn’t go and further exploring its characters. Lazy sequels seem to merely take everything good about the original, repackage it with new locales and new actors, and hope to hell that some of us won’t notice that it’s same movie all over […]
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Dec 21 2012

The Impossible

(This review was originally published on December 21, 2012 at Reel Film News) I’m not sure which is more unsettling about Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible”, the visceral punch felt when the wall of water is shown barreling through a peaceful beachfront resort in Thailand, or the means that the director uses in order to […]
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