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Dunkirk Review


Release Date: July 21st, 2017

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 focuses on the evacuation of...

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

War for the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 14th, 2017

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 franchise had passed its peak....

Spider-Man Homecoming Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Release Date: July 7th, 2017

In fifteen years, we’ve seen three cinematic versions of Spider-Man. In the first version, Tobey Maguire played the title character in a trilogy that spanned from 2002 until 2007. In the second series, Andrew Garfield portrayed the web-slinger in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)...

The House Review

The House

Release Date: June 30th, 2017

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler can be tremendous comedic talents when given the right material. The House, their new comedy, doesn’t give them that. The new comedy features the duo playing Scott and Kate, a married couple who open an illegal casino alongside their over-bearing...

Baby Driver Review

Baby Driver

Release Date: June 28th, 2017

Edgar Wright’s latest is an exciting and electric heist film. Check out our Baby Driver review below to learn more about this must-see movie. Baby Driver is a movie built around a unique concept but one that never succumbs to the concept’s limitations. The concept of the...

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Release Date: May 26th, 2017

When the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of a Black Pearl hit theaters in 2003, it felt fresh. At the time, movies about pirates had often faltered with critics and at the box office but this one broke those trends. The Disney film achieved critical support, reaped box...

Alien Covenant Review

Alien: Covenant

Release Date: May 19th, 2017

When Ridley Scott returned as a director to the Alien franchise in 2012 — a franchise he launched so powerfully with the 1979 original – expectations were high. Prometheus, the prequel he released, was thought-provoking and compelling and it seemed like a unique step in the...