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Saturday, November 17, 2018

MacFarlane and friends are bland in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

Seth MacFarlane is in the saddle as lead actor, director, co-writer and even producer for “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” And that’s where the problem starts. MacFarlane’s style of comedy is...

“Deadpool 2” learns from past mistakes, making for an enjoyable, over-the-top thrillride

I’ll be honest: Going into “Deadpool 2,” I wasn’t expecting much. I was extremely excited going into the first one two years ago, and was thoroughly disappointed. My expectations of a smart, two-hour, tongue-in-cheek,...

“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...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a Majestic Ode to Queen

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is the highly awaited biopic on the legendary 1970s rock band Queen and its frontman Freddie Mercury. Like most, I’ve heard their singles before (including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the mega-hit the movie is...

“The Incredibles 2” offers fans a reason to forgive Brad Bird for “Tomorrowland”

It’s been nearly 14 years since the release of “The Incredibles,” and other than the occasional outcry for a sequel, or the equally sporadic and random influxes of “Where’s my supersuit” memes which served...

Unholy, ugly and unbearable: With cheap jump scares and bad cgi “The Nun” fails...

One of the most inconsistent yet interesting modern movie franchises has to be that of James Wan’s “The Conjuring,” and its respective sequel and spin off titles. The first film, which was released more...

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” is an embodiment of the problem...

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” follows a young orphan named Lewis, who moves in with his uncle, Johnathan (Jack Black), following the death of his parents. Shortly after arriving, Lewis discovers...

“Venom” is the mildly enjoyable, incohesive mess that everyone saw coming

As I sit down to write this article (directly after I left the theater), “Venom” currently sits at a 31 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.1 on IMDB, with the former (which despite...

“Hell Fest” Recycles Old Scares, But Adds Nothing to the Slasher Genre

“Hell Fest” was marketed as a twist on the slasher film go-to: instead of a town or the woods, the masked killer would stalk a group of teenagers in a Halloween-themed traveling amusement park...

“Mid90s”: Jonah Hill delivers a hard-hitting coming-of-age story in his directorial debut

Although actors-turned-directors aren’t something new, it is a relatively recent phenomenon that these directorial debutants experience significant initial success. Last year alone, directorial newcomers Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig made very successful debuts with...