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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...
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    'Gods of Egypt' Review (Directed by Alex Proyas)

    Honestly, I thought the trailer for Gods of Egypt looked absolutely terrible. But surprisingly, the film is more or less watchable. Granted, it's pretty campy, but Gods of Egypt delivers a lighthearted fantasy-adventure that's more entertaining than you might think. Here's my quick opinion of...
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    'Triple 9' Review (directed by John Hillcoat)

    Seems like people either love it or hate it, but I personally loved Triple 9, director John Hillcoat's contribution to the heist genre, and a film that benefits immensely from its all-star cast. Here's my quick opinion of the film (Click here for the full review): With films like Lawless, The...
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    The Witch

    For those of you planning on seeing this, you won't regret it. This is indeed one of the creepiest movies you're likely to see this year. Here's my spoiler-free review (encapsulated below): Set in the late 17th century, writer/director Robert Eggers' The Witch tells the story of a Puritan...
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    'Zoolander 2' Review

    This one has many more cameos and even staler humor ;) There's even an homage to that gas station sequence, but it's not that great.
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    'Zoolander 2' Review

    One of three major films opening this week, Zoolander 2 is a star-studded affair that attempts to recapture the magic of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's most memorable team-up. Unfortunately, it mostly fails... Here's my quick review: Zoolander 2 sees the pair reprising their roles as dim-witted...
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    Deadpool (2016)

    My spoiler-free review, which has been encapsulated below: Out of all the heroes and villains in Marvel Comics' pantheon of characters, perhaps none is as irreverent as Deadpool, the smart-mouthed anti-hero cooked up by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza over 20 years ago. Now, 7 years after...
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    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Review

    After several years in development, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally here. Based on the book by the author who subsequently penned Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, PPZ is, in short, exactly the kind of movie you might imagine based on its title. Here's my capsule review of the movie...
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    'The Finest Hours' Review (Pine, Affleck)

    Disney's The Finest Hours (directed by Million Dollar Arm helmer Craig Gillespie and starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana and Holiday Grainger) is based on the book of the same name, which tells the true story of a daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission off the coast of Cape Cod...
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    'The 5th Wave' Review (YA adaptation starring Chloe Grace Moretz)

    Another month, another YA book-to-film adaptation. This time, it's author Rick Yancey's "The 5th Wave." And long story short, it's a stinker. Here's my quick take: Read on for my full review. Film Rating: 2 out of 5.
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    '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' Review (Michael Bay)

    The fact that 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an action movie directed by Michael Bay will either instantly attract moviegoers or repel them. But how does Bay's second attempt at making a (mostly) serious war drama really fare? Here's my quick take... For my full review, read on...
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    'The Forest' (starring Natalie Dormer) Review

    Set in the real-life locale that is Japan's Aokigahara Forest (otherwise known as "The Suicide Forest"), The Forest is a film that has great potential. However, its execution will leave most horror fans wanting: Click here to read my full review. Film Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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    'The Revenant' Review

    After enjoying a limited release in December, The Revenant is finally in wide release. And it was worth the wait: Click here to read my full review. Film Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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    Joy (2015) - a mini review

    Loved this one. Below is an encapsulated version of my full review: Film Rating: 4 out of 5
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    Title: The Hateful Eight (2015) Tagline: No one comes up here without a damn good reason. Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western Director: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce...
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    'Sisters' (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler) Review

    It's hard to believe that there are actually other movies opening opposite The Force Awakens, but Sisters is one of two major releases going head-to-head with the epic space saga this weekend. Click here for my full review of the film, which has been encapsulated below: Film rating: 3.5 out...
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