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    'Money Monster' Review (Clooney, Roberts)

    In Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as Lee Gates and Patty Fenn, a financial television show host and his producer, who are caught up in a bizarre, on-air hostage situation when a man named Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell) storms the set of Lee's show, Money Monster. An investor...
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    X-Men: Apocalypse: May 27, 2016

    Out of all three superhero films released so far (the other two being Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman), I would probably rank X-Men: Apocalypse second. Although, it's worth noting that I liked Batman v Superman. My main criticisms of the movie are that it doesn't carry forward...
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    'The Meddler' Review (Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne)

    A comedy-drama that examines the nuances of the mother-child relationship, writer/director Lorene Scafaria's The Meddler features a brilliant cast that includes Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons. However, it all boils down to Susan Sarandon's funny yet heartfelt performance as the titular character...
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    Theatrical Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    My spoiler-free review: The movie covers a lot of narrative ground, but it doesn't collapse under its own weight. The first half is heavy on exposition, but it's worth it to get to the big, climactic battle between our various heroes. The villains, on the other hand, are underwhelming, but the...
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    'Green Room' (Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart) Review

    Green Room stars not one, but two actors known for their roles in Star Trek: Anton Yelchin, who plays Pavel Chekov in the JJ Abrams reboots, and Patrick Stewart, the former captain of the Enterprise D. This horror-thriller, however, is about as far removed from the Star Trek universe as you can...
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    'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Review

    Disney's Frozen was a mega-hit, so why not mine the idea for a live-action adaptation? Honestly, the House of Mouse will probably do exactly that in a few years. In the meantime, however, we'll just have to settle for The Huntsman: Winter's War, a movie that shamelessly borrows from its fantasy...
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    THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) -- Anyone here seen it?

    Disney certainly is ramping up their live-action adaptations of their animated classics, and if The Jungle Book is any indication, then we have lots to look forward to. There's plenty that could have gone wrong with this remake, what with all the animals being CG, etc. However, director Jon...
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    Hardcore Henry!

    Nope, not in 3D. I think 3D + First-Person POV would be a bit unbearable to watch, though.
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    Hardcore Henry!

    Surprisingly, the first-person POV style of the movie did not make me queasy at all. And this is speaking as someone who got a little motion-sick watching the first Cloverfield in the theater. That being said, Hardcore Henry doesn't have a lot going for it plot-wise. It does, however, have...
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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    A lot of hate for this movie, but honestly, I found it enjoyable overall. Obviously, Batman v Superman was never going to attain Marvel Cinematic Universe level highs, that much was obvious from the get-go. Still, the movie delivers exactly what it promises. Here's my very brief take (click...
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    '10 Cloverfield Lane' Review

    I'll just say this... by the time the movie ends, you won't really care if this is a true sequel to Cloverfield or not! :)
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    '10 Cloverfield Lane' Review

    Figured I would create a separate "Review" thread for this, so as to keep it separate from the other thread (in case anyone is worried about spoilers). If mods disagree, please merge with the existing "10 Cloverfield Lane" thread. Anyway, I have tried to keep my review as spoiler-free as...
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    'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Review

    It's a pretty busy March weekend at the box office, with London Has Fallen and Zootopia both hitting the screen alongside Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Still, this Tina Fey comedy-drama should prove to be a moderate success, especially for fans of 30 Rock and Margot Robbie. Here's my quick take on the...
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    'Zootopia' Review

    Disney Animation Studios' follow-up to Big Hero 6 has some big shoes to fill, but the good news is that Zootopia, a movie that seems to fall back on Disney's tradition of talking animal movies, hits every one of its marks, even giving the Pixar mega-hit Inside Out a run for its money. Here's my...
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    'London Has Fallen' Review

    If you're in the mood for a big, dumb action movie, London Has Fallen is for you. Otherwise, you might want to rethink your decision before buying a ticket. Here's my quick take on the film (Click here for the full review): When your movie's big action set-piece — an explosive decimation of...