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Block your eyes and ears from the trainwreck that is “Blockers”

From Key Cannon, the writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series and Netflix’s immediately axed show “Girlboss,” comes “Blockers,” her directorial debut about a trio of parents on a mission to stop their daughters from...

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...

“Avengers: Infinity War” — 10 years of fan investments pay off

No spoilers. You’re welcome. There was an idea — moviegoers know this — called the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The idea was to bring together the stories of a group of remarkable people, to see...

“Rampage” has some of the dumb fun we want out of it, just not...

Maybe it’s a bit too niche for most audiences, but the idea of bringing Midway Games’ (R.I.P.) “Rampage” series to the big screen thrilled me when it was announced last year. At least in...

“XCOM 2”

Despite my deep-seated loathing of the “hype train” that is inevitable with a new installment of a popular franchise, I have to admit that I was unabashedly excited for “XCOM 2.” Bucking my typical...

Shhhh… “A Quiet Place” is an excellent, stripped-down creature feature

What makes a good horror movie? For most people, the obvious answer is its ability to have us at the edge of our seats beset with fear, to utilize sight and sound in a...

“Death Wish” fans a flame that needs to be doused (it’s also an awful...

I’ve sat in front of my computer screen for the past 13-and-a-half minutes watching a video on Youtube called “Every gunshot from the Deathwish movies.” In it, Charles Bronson shoots thousands of bullets, a...

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...

“Bravely Second: End Layer” — no second banana

“Bravely Second: End Layer” is a game in which friendships and family bonds are explored, a hero is miraculously brought back from death and the world bears witness to the end of time. It is...

“Meaning of Life” shows a new, soulful Kelly Clarkson

There’s no denying that Kelly Clarkson’s name alone evokes a sense of nostalgia. She became the first winner of hit TV show “American Idol” before creating the iconic break-up song, “Since You’ve Been Gone.”...