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Thor Ragnarok Review Thor Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok showcases a new look for the heroic title character and I’m not talking about the short haircut the hammer-wielding Avenger sports in the sequel. The fresh look reveals Thor to be a humorous and a self-aware character, whose charm...

Only the Brave Review Only the Brave

There’s an early sequence in the drama Only The Brave that sets the stage for the film. Local fire chief Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin) leads his crew — and potential members of his crew — to the top of a mountain and looks at the surrounding woods....

American Made Review American Made

In the past several years, films like Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and War Dogs (2016) have shown how greed can take hold of a person and never let go. The former focused on a wall street broker while the latter focused on two young men who became...

It Review It

Stephen King’s killer clown makes it onto the big screen. Check out our It review to see if the new film measures up. When you’re a kid, you spend a lot of time surrounded by forces you can’t control. From the claustrophobia that comes...

Home Again Review Home Again

Earlier this year, Reese Witherspoon played against type in the HBO series Big Little Lies. Her character Madeline was head-strong, profane and unwilling to accept failure. It was a great role for the Oscar-winning actress (who also produced the...

Annabelle Creation Review Annabelle Creation

Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to the 20014 hit Annabelle and exists in the same universe as the Conjuring franchise. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t stand out on its own. It focuses on the creation of Annabelle, a possessed doll...

Kidnap Review Kidnap

In the 2008 blockbuster Taken, Liam Neeson’s character was a retired CIA agent. The character knew how to fight and when terrorists kidnapped his teenage daughter, they didn’t know what they were getting into. In the new film Kidnap, Halle...

Atomic Blonde Review Atomic Blonde

Director David Leitch has a long history as a stuntman. He’s worked as a stunt double in features like The Mexican, Van Helsing,  Mr. & Mrs. Smith (where he served as Brad Pitt’s double). He’s also worked as a stunt coordinator, a fight...

Dunkirk Review Dunkirk

Dunkirk might be Christopher Nolan’s most grandiose film and his most personal. The director, who previously astounded audiences with The Dark Knight trilogy, Interstellar and Inception, brings a true story to life in this new feature. The story...

War for the Planet of the Apes Review War for the Planet of the Apes

The idea of re-imagining the Planet of the Apes series a few years ago seemed like a strange one. After the original five films (released from 1968 until 1973), two short-lived television programs, and a 2001 reboot, it seemed like the long-running...

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