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Monday, March 25, 2019

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” though conceptually familiar, still delights

DreamWorks Animation is hit-or-miss with the majority of its films. For every “Shrek” that has come out of the studio, there seems to be a “Turbo” that just reminds you how thankful you are...

“Ex Machina” director Alex Garland follows up with wicked, weird, wonderful “Annihilation”

Cells, high-school biology and protagonist Lena tell us, divide and proliferate, creating life as we know it through self-sustaining processes of growth. But what the hell does it even mean to be alive? I...

“Wanderlust” Movie Review

“Wanderlust” is a new comedy film from the makers of “Role Models.” The movie follows married metropolitan couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) as they explore a new lifestyle after being forced...

“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...

“Cloud Atlas” Review

Considering the vastness and intricacies of David Mitchell’s novel, turning “Cloud Atlas” into a movie took considerable work and strategy to make it connect with the audience and required top-notch actors. In short, “Cloud...

“Red Dawn” Review

It’s no secret that the Wolverine battle cry was muffled seemingly indefinitely when MGM Studios took a financial blow, crippling the “Red Dawn” remake’s theatrical release. The relatively unknown actors (or at least they...

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...

“Snitch” Review

Sitting through “Snitch” is much like walking through a museum or a time machine. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprises his role as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson from seemingly every film he’s ever starred in....

“21 Jump Street” Movie Review

“21 Jump Street” is a comedy based on the late 80’s tv show of the same name. However, name and concept are about the only things the show and the movie have in common....

“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...