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Sep 22 2015

Black Mass

The new gangster biopic “Black Mass” is a great opportunity for another extensive Johnny Depp transformation, but I’d take his more engaging “Donnie Brasco” any day of the week. In both films, as in most mob pictures, the concept of loyalty is front and center: in “Brasco”, Depp’s real-life deep cover agent was conflicted over […]
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Aug 11 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

There are several things I like about Guy Ritchie’s films. He never passes up the chance to tell a story in funky, refreshing ways; his use of soundtrack music is impeccable, second only to Quentin Tarantino; the characters which populate his worlds are boundlessly interesting, with their exaggerations used to often hilarious extent; and his […]
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Jul 28 2015

Vacation

In the early minutes of “Vacation”, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms), now a pilot for a discount commercial airline, pronounces to his family that this “Vacation” will be a little different from the first “Vacation”. Because this time around, he points out, it’s two boys instead of a boy and a girl (referring to a […]
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Jul 10 2015

The Gallows

Four teens find themselves on the run from an obscure noose-wielding phantom in “The Gallows”, a poorly executed horror flick and further evidence that the rising popularity of the found footage sub-genre has nothing to do with quality. Reese (Reese Mishler) is a high school jock-turned-thespian set to star in a revival of a stage play entitled “The […]
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Jun 30 2015

Magic Mike XXL

While doing some metal grinding in his workshop, Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) hears Ginuwine’s “Pony” start blasting over his Pandora feed. Alone and unobserved, what’s a former stripper – excuse me, male entertainer – supposed to do when his old signature song comes on his shop speakers at random? Keep working, or launch straight into […]
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May 28 2015

San Andreas

Oh, how late producer Irwin Allen would have enjoyed San Andreas. How would he have not? Allen produced some of the greatest disaster films in the 1970s, such as The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, carving out his own niche and establishing the modern-day disaster film genre. Eventually, as all things do, quality is […]
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