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Sunday, May 26, 2019

“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...

“Mockingjay” leaves you hungry for part two

Say what you want, but I am awfully grateful that we live in an age where countless young adult book series are transformed into insanely popular blockbuster hits — and no, that is not...

“The Hunger Games” Movie Review

Another worldwide phenomenon dominated the box office and news headlines across the world as “The Hunger Games” started off its opening weekend by breaking the record for largest worldwide opening for a movie released...

More of a minor disagreement really

In the comic version of “Civil War,” Captain America (Chris Evans) ends up imprisoned and the Avengers are disbanded. While a polarizing storyline at the time, I remember thinking around the time of the...

“Lincoln” Review

It’s not often a historical film can make an old political figure seem vibrant and engaging in a modern sense. Though at times hindered by its pacing, director Steven Spielberg’s most recent film, “Lincoln,”...

“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...

Silence is a stunning and subtle examination of faith

You know him, I know him. Martin Scorsese needs no introduction. “Silence” is the product of a 25 year-long production period — a passion project if there ever was one — based on the...

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a brilliantly constructed sequel

When I learned that the original Lego Movie was getting a sequel, I was very excited, considering how fun the first was. In a very unexpected way, Warner Animation Group surprised viewers with one...

“Iron Man 3” Reveals the Man Behind the Mask

"Iron Man 3” had big shoes to fill. As Marvel’s first post-Avengers outing, this installment in the Iron Man franchise soars, surpassing its predecessors. This is currently the best film in Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic...

“Neighbors” delivers dry comedy, but unique characters

Trailers are notorious for being misleading. You think a movie is going to be good — until you are 30 minutes into the movie and it is too late for a refund. The first...