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“Independence Day: Resurgence” Reviews: Critics take on alien sequel

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Independence Day Resurgence Independence Day: Resurgence

The fun and excitement of the original Independence Day return in the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. Twenty years after the original Independence Day became the highest grossing movie of 1996, the aliens have returned. Independence Day:...

Central Intelligence Review Central Intelligence

Dwayne Johnson earns big laughs in the humorous Central Intelligence. Central Intelligence is an unexpectedly satisfying comedy that takes full advantage of its two strong leads. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart co-star here but instead of playing...

Finding Dory Review Finding Dory

Finding Dory is a wonderful and fully-realized sequel to the 2003 Pixar hit Finding Nemo. After the dour disappointment that was Alice through the Looking Glass, it’s exciting to see great family entertainment back on the big screen. Finding Dory,...

Now you See Me 2 Review Now you See Me 2

Now you See Me 2 has a few fun elements but they are unfortunately overshadowed by a superficial story. The Four Horsemen — magicians who use their undeniable talents to right wrongs and uncover wealthy crooks — return to the spotlight in the...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Review Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a perfect star vehicle for the hilarious Andy Samberg, who seems willing to give his all to make the audience chuckle. Actor Andy Samberg has found his sweet spot. After performing on Saturday Night Live for...

Me Before You Review Me Before You

For those looking for a romantic drama this summer, Me Before You might just be the movie for you. It is packed with sentimental moments and a heartbreaking story that never lets up until the credits roll. The movie does offer several mainstay...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Like its predecessor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is good, light-hearted fun.   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is an unabashedly fun and goofy film. Like its 2014 predecessor, this summer flick is a...

X-Men Apocalypse Review X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men Apocalypse, the third chapter in this prequel series, doesn’t live up to its stellar predecessors and offers viewers a very predictable and easily-forgettable story.   Like in the previous two entries in the latest X-Men series, the...

Alice through the Looking Glass Review Alice through the Looking Glass

Alice through the Looking Glass is a dour and disappointing sequel to the colorful 2010 Tim Burton film. The 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland was a fun little surprise. Starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, the film...

Neighbors 2 Review Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

The original Neighbors film was a surprise hit in 2014. The plot pitted a young married couple (played respectively by Seth Rogen and Rose Bryne) against a fraternity next store. Hilariously funny, the film found a sweet spot in depicting...

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