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Jul 7 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

When the trailers started showing for The Secret Life of Pets, I was immediately hooked by its promise of hilarious visual comedy. Household pets are seen passing the time during their owners’ workday by getting together for parties, using human-intended appliances for their own daffy purposes, partaking in the ultimate refrigerator raid… And what’s not […]
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Mar 25 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Here’s my take on sequels: a good sequel is supposed to be a creatively different movie than its predecessor. All of the greats – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – went a yard and a mile […]
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Jan 12 2016

By The Sea

Mr. and Mrs. Smith head to France to ignore one another in “By the Sea”, a period trage-mance starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt (as she’s billed for writing, directing, co-producing and starring), which could pass for a bona-fide French flick if it weren’t for the conspicuous American talent. High art-house fare through artifice, as […]
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Oct 16 2015

Steve Jobs

On the way to the local screening of Steve Jobs, I found myself musing about the pervasion of Apple products. When I was a kid, few people had Apples or Macintoshes; my grade school had Commodore 64s, and my dad had this weird all-in-one with an 8-inch floppy disk drive he would later switch for […]
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Sep 25 2015

The Green Inferno

A couple scenes from Eli Roth’s newest (but not so new, as it was caught in distributor purgatory for a while) splatterfest, “The Green Inferno”, oddly recall the meat-tossing bit from 1994’s “PCU”,  a slacker comedy condemning half-cocked, cause-of-the-week protesters seeking recognition for their “awareness” and advocating the “anti-protesters” who torment them. A far worse fate awaits […]
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Sep 11 2015

The Visit

To this day, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s best work remains 1999’s “The Sixth Sense”, a film by which most supernatural suspense flicks are still measured. That same year, another bench mark movie was released, “The Blair Witch Project” from Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, which hit box office gold by way of the found footage medium, planting a new sub […]
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