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‘Zoolander 2’ is a model sequel

‘Zoolander 2’ is a model sequel

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Zoolander 2 was highly entertaining with just the right amount of purposely dumb jokes and smart humor.

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‘Hail, Caesar!’ is a wonderful worship of  wild 1950s Hollywood politics

‘Hail, Caesar!’ is a wonderful worship of wild 1950s Hollywood politics

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the Coen Brothers commit to a project, you know they are all in in every angle of its execution, and that masterful craftsmanship is presented front and center in ‘Hail, Caesar!’

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Fey & Poehler are a winning comedy duo in ‘Sisters’

Fey & Poehler are a winning comedy duo in ‘Sisters’

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although it didn’t quite personally live up to “Baby Mama”, “Sisters” definitely held its own against the influx of duo comedies coming out these days.

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Seth Rogen & friends celebrate the holidays with unique humor in ‘The Night Before’

Seth Rogen & friends celebrate the holidays with unique humor in ‘The Night Before’

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Seth Rogen-style movie combined with a holiday theme is like a Christmas miracle to me. And I was definitely not disappointed with this year’s token adult holiday movie “The Night Before”.

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‘Pan’ sends the nostalgia soaring

‘Pan’ sends the nostalgia soaring

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

With a story full of sword fights, plank-walking, flying fairies, and mystifying natives, “Pan” personifies all of the aspects of Peter Pan that we loved while adding an extra element of story-telling to the classic tale.

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Perfect storytelling trajectory sends ‘The Martian’ into high cinematic orbit

Perfect storytelling trajectory sends ‘The Martian’ into high cinematic orbit

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘The Martian’ is perfect. I dislike using that phrase as I feel it’s a catch all or superfluous description, but occasionally a movie comes along that deserves it.

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Johnny Depp shines in relationship drama ‘Black Mass’

Johnny Depp shines in relationship drama ‘Black Mass’

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Based on the unbelievable true story, “Black Mass” tells the story of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) from his start as a small time crime boss to a cross-country criminal.

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Laughter from ‘Cooties’ is contagious

Laughter from ‘Cooties’ is contagious

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

New horror-comedy “Cooties” is not for the easily squeamish. However, if you can get past the puke, diarrhea, pus, blood and other gory bits, then you’re in for a fun, quirky comedy.

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American Ultra finds fresh twist in a year full of secret agent films

American Ultra finds fresh twist in a year full of secret agent films

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The filmmakers do deserve a ton of credit for “American Ultra”; for a year that will end with at least seven secret agent movies before the year is over, they found an approach that carves its own niche to stand out from the crowd.

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has all the elements that make the franchise great

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has all the elements that make the franchise great

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was pleasantly surprised that the storyline and plot direction balanced really well with the action and stunts. Most times actors and directors tend to lean on one aspect or the other, but with “Rogue Nation” I think director Brad Bird brought out the best of what makes the franchise great.

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