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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ actually brings some fun life to the classic tale

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ actually brings some fun life to the classic tale

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

There have been many adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice” over the years and while some might say the latest, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, would be enough to cause Miss Austen to stir in the grave, the newest reworking of the story is actually quite fun.

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‘Creed’ proves it has the moxy and heart to stand in the ring with franchises’ best

‘Creed’ proves it has the moxy and heart to stand in the ring with franchises’ best

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘Creed’ is a film with heart and heavy dramatic honesty and succeeds in building off of the foundation that ‘Rocky’ built.

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Despite occasional stumbles, “The Good Dinosaur” celebrates the journey and joys of finding one’s self

Despite occasional stumbles, “The Good Dinosaur” celebrates the journey and joys of finding one’s self

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is the hero’s journey to the very core, but along the way, Pixar finds ways to sprinkle in nuance that leads to some of their well-known creative visuals and strong emotional revelations.

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M. Night Shyamalan returns to form with twisted horror-comedy ‘The Visit’

M. Night Shyamalan returns to form with twisted horror-comedy ‘The Visit’

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The movie is “found footage” in a sense that the daughter is making a documentary, but it never strays down the path of being cheesy and overdone.

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“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” provides smooth, slick style in lieu of substance

“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” provides smooth, slick style in lieu of substance

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

By all accounts, the performances are good, the stunts are well performed and deception and trickery is highlighted as characters slither around each other for their own personal gain. But instead of all of these bright moving parts working in unison to arrive at a very fulfilling vision, it feels more like a shell game to hide the lack of ingenuity behind the core of the film.

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Arnold’s back in Terminator Genisys, but film lacks charisma

Arnold’s back in Terminator Genisys, but film lacks charisma

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s more than possible to dip your toes back into a stagnant or failed franchise and deliver something ranging from quite good to spectacular but Genisys does not land in that spectrum.

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‘Inside Out’ confidently lands amongst Pixar’s best

‘Inside Out’ confidently lands amongst Pixar’s best

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

After stumbling with clunking films about automobiles and monsters in college that seemed to lack traces of a human spirit, Pixar proves it is still capable of gathering its wits and knock out a masterfully told film with “Inside Out”.

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Jurassic World is worth a revisit to the park & franchise

Jurassic World is worth a revisit to the park & franchise

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jurassic World is honestly better than it has any right to be.

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‘Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb’ offers fun conclusion to the magical series

‘Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb’ offers fun conclusion to the magical series

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This weekend two trilogies have their final chapters hitting cinemas. One is a fun adventure with a well-known cast of characters, some shorter than others, but all fighting together against supernatural elements. The other is about a hobbit. That’s right “Night at the Museum” is back with all your favorites and a few new fun historical and mythological figures join as well for “Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.”

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ disappoints

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ disappoints

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is likely the worst film I have seen in 2014. I take no joy in typing those words as I truly want to enjoy everything I see regardless of actors or directors involved or the genre it is classified as and love The Hobbit as written by Tolkien.

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