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“Red Sparrow” is a not-so-thrilling spy thriller

A Russian ballerina thrust into the world of spies, an American mole in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) and a secret romance between agents on opposing sides — these are all the components...

“Inferno” is not lit

Some say the third time’s a charm, but in this case, Ron Howard’s third attempt in readapting a Dan Brown novel bursts into flames once again. “Inferno” delivers an unmemorable and inexplicable storyline with...

Neither inventive nor thrilling, “Alien: Covenant” epitomizes “meh” cinema

This article contains light spoilers. I love me a shitty movie. The classics, of course, like “The Room,” “Troll 2” and a whole slew of flicks on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” they’re all opportunities to...

“Isn’t it Romantic” is a cynical yet hilarious reimagining of the romantic comedy

“Isn’t it Romantic” features cynical, fiercely independent Natalie (Rebel Wilson), as she is transported from her harsh New York City reality into a rose-colored alternate world as she wakes up in her worst nightmare...

What’s on our RADAR for 2017

As 2017 opens before us, and the potential for so many new possibilities begin, we here at Radar wanted to highlight some of the projects we are excited about in the upcoming year. From...

“300: Rise of an Empire” heavy on action, empty on plot

What comes to mind when you think of the number 300? Is it slow motion? What about overly saturated CGI? Or maybe a super kick that sent a Persian messenger plunging to his death? If...

“Dumbo” fails to live up to the magic of the celebrated Disney classic

“Dumbo,” along with “The Jungle Book,” “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Aladdin,” is yet another live-action remake of a popular Disney film. Starring a cute CGI elephant and an array of circus performers, the film...

“Sleight” has only slight sleight of magic

There’s a new superhero in town, and he’s got both the sleight of hand and the upper hand. As a science whiz and a master of wizardry, the hero of “Sleight,” Bo (Jacob Latimore),...

“Solo” doesn’t disappoint fans, but it doesn’t do much else

If you held the same views as myself, and hundreds of thousands of other Star Wars fans, “Solo” was a very dicey proposal. In the year and a half leading up to the film’s...

“Ender’s Game” Movie Review

“Ender’s Game” had a difficult journey getting to the big screen. The author of the original novel, Orson Scott Card, refused to give up the rights to the film for decades due to creative...