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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Superheroes: The fight between television and film

The superhero genre has become a staple in today’s film and television industry. It’s become the driving force of contemporary blockbusters, with many of them becoming the highest-grossing movies every summer. Marvel and DC...

“The Water Diviner” provides a well of entertainment

Released just in time for Anzac Day, an Australian national holiday commemorating veterans, Russell Crowe stars in and directs “The Water Diviner,” a tragic and heartfelt historical epic set just after World War I....

“Mama” Review

A mother’s love is unconditional and precious—sometimes to the point of being frightening, and that’s when you feel the constriction in the relationship. This is definitely the case in “Mama,” a thrilling and more...

“Beyond the Lights” shines

Social commentary done right: That is what “Beyond the Lights” manages to achieve in its almost two-hour running time. With precise focus it tackles tantalizing issues such as media scrutiny, family pressure and concerns...

Good intentions can’t salvage how ugly “I Feel Pretty” is

Love or hate her, Amy Schumer’s ascent to comedy stardom should come as no surprise to anyone. The brand of self-deprecatory stand-up comedy she has become recognized for, which has always paralleled her male...

“The Judge,” though weak in story, has an A-list cast

Films about father-son relationships have always been an intriguing prospect for movie-makers as well as film-going audiences. These movies have the power to draw in large crowds and garner critical acclaim, such as “Big...

“Robocop” Movie Review

I think the biggest problem with movie remakes is they seem oblivious to the fact that the reason their source material worked so well back in the day was because they perfectly fit the...

“The Dictator” Movie Review

“The Dictator” is the first feature written by Sacha Baron Cohen that is not focused on one of the personalities that he created on “Da Ali G Show.” Also setting it apart from his...

Who knew James Bond could make me fall asleep

It’s strange to expect much from a character like James Bond. From him, you’d expect less of the psychological grittiness that pervades the recent Batman movies and more of just, well, James Bond: a...

“Focus” lacks focus

I’m sure that all of you reading this have come across the infamous “dress” picture that has been plastered all across social media since last Thursday. While I’m sure that it will have been...