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Thor Ragnarok Review

Thor Ragnarok

Release Date: November 3rd, 2017

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 comes across seamlessly...

Only the Brave Review

Only the Brave

Release Date: October 20th, 2017

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. It’s a beautiful sight to...

American Made Review

American Made

Release Date: September 29th, 2017

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 international weapons dealer....

It Review


Release Date: September 8th, 2017

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 from having an overbearing...

Home Again Review

Home Again

Release Date: September 8th, 2017

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 series). It’s unfortunate then...

Annabelle Creation Review

Annabelle Creation

Release Date: August 11th, 2017

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 that was housed in the...

Kidnap Review


Release Date: August 4th, 2017

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 Berry’s main character is a...