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Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Second Opinion)

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  Plot:  The live-action version of the classic fairy tale, when village girl Belle (Emma Watson) discovers her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) has been imprisoned by a horrible spell-bound Beast (Dan Stevens), she… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Discovery’ (Second Opinion)

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  Plot:  When scientist Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford) definitively proves the existence of an afterlife, it sets off a pandemic of suicides so people can “get there.”  In response, Harbor secludes himself in… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Kong Skull Island’ (Second Opinion)

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Plot:  At the end of the Vietnam War, Monarch employee Bill Randa (John Goodman) and geologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins), convince the US government to fund an expedition to a remote island in… Continue reading

‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer And Its Possible Deeper Implications

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  “I only know one truth: it’s time for the Jedi…to end.” That final chilling sentence uttered by Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, brought an end to the teaser trailer for The Last Jedi. … Continue reading

Casting Call: The Adult Losers Club in the ‘IT’ Sequel

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*WARNING BOOK AND MINI-SERIES SPOILERS AHEAD*   Man I can’t seem to get off (that’s what she said!) the topic of the IT film lately.  Or should I say the first IT film… Continue reading

My Top Eight Favorite Moments From The ‘IT’ Trailer

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  If you’re a voracious reader and an avid movie buff like myself, certain literary works are sacred cows.  The words “movie adaptation” can generate as much excitement as trepidation.  I’m sure fans… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Silence’

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Plot:  Based on the 1966 historical novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s latest film tells the tale of Portuguese Jesuit priests, Father Sebastio Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and… Continue reading

‘Starship Troopers’ May Be A Satirical Anti-Fascist Movie…But It’s Still Horrible

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I have tremendous respect for Paul Verhoeven.  The man made two of the best science-fiction films ever:  Robocop and Total Recall.  Those films helped define my childhood*.  The first was an over-the-top satirical… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Logan’ (Second Opinion)

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Read Slam Adams’ review here!   Plot:  It’s 2029 and the world is empty of mutants.  Former member of the X-Men Logan (Hugh Jackman), lives in a small hideout just over the Texas/Mexico… Continue reading

In Memorium: Bill Paxton 1955-2017

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In a shocking development over the weekend, character actor Bill Paxton, died suddenly at the age of sixty-one due to complications from a post-stroke surgery. An actor in such hits as Titanic, Twister,… Continue reading