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Monday, November 12, 2018

“The Last Stand” Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a smashing comeback to the silver screen in the action-packed thriller, “The Last Stand.” Like many of his earlier roles—take the futuristic “Terminator” film series for example—this B-feature can be summed...

“Concussion” Provides Little Head Trauma

“Concussion” is based on the true story of Nigerian immigrant and neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) and his findings and experiences following his discovery of a new brain disease that results from repeated...

“Halloween” Stays True to its 80s Roots

As a fan of the original 1978 “Halloween,” I had high hopes for the 2018 sequel. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. “Halloween” is a crowd-pleaser, with frequent nods to its predecessor, gory scenes galore...

Vin Diesel filmed his self-insert “Van Helsing” fanfiction and called it “The Last Witch...

  I feel like I’m suffering from cinematic deja vu. With most of the big budget Hollywood movies released either in summer or around Christmas, seeing a decent movie in autumn has become more the...

“Everything, Everything” is everything you wouldn’t expect

On the surface, “Everything, Everything” appears to be just another emotional love story that deals with a girl falling for a mysterious guy, but that’s not the case at all. The film doesn’t just...

“Ride Along” Review

The transition from successful comedian to movie star is a difficult feat. What used to be a shoo-in for superstardom is now something that makes or breaks your career, as many comedians have tried...

“Kingsman”: Another successful comic book adaptation

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a spy-action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn based on the comic book “The Secret Service,” created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The film tells the tale of...

“Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” mediocre, but still charming

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is the aptly named sequel to the 2011 film, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The first film tells the story of several elderly British people staying in an...

Misery loves company in genre-skirting black comedy “Thoroughbreds”

In memory of Anton Yelchin, 1989-2016. Navigating the spotless, pearly interiors of the Connecticut mansion where most of “Thoroughbreds” takes place is a foreign exercise, the old-money exuberance displayed having more in common with a...

“The Salesman (Forushande)”

Folks, it’s Oscars season and we all know what that means. That’s right, “La La Land” unsurprisingly will outperform everything both foreign and domestic because the Academy loves itself some masturbatory congratulations. But aside...