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John Hanlon Reviews

Film Reviews

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Han Solo is one of the most unique characters in the Star Wars universe. As his last name implies, he’s a loner who plays by his own rules and follows his own instincts. Unlike the previous series standalone Rogue One (which focused on the mission to steal the Death Star...

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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The first two Marvel movies of 2018 focused on large-scale rivalries. Black Panther, the best superhero movie of the year so far, culminated in a battle over the nation of Wakanda while Infinity War ended with a battle to stop Thanos from destroying half the population. Like...

Skyscraper

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Dwayne Johnson has a knack for choosing big-budget action films with an emotional core to them. In the Fast and the Furious series (which he joined in the fifth installment), there’s an emphasis on family. In this year’s Rampage, there’s a focus on the relationship that...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which clocks in at two hours and eight minutes, feels like two separate and distinct films. The first half of the movie revolves around an effort to rescue dinosaurs from Isla Nublar, the setting of the previous film (and the original). The second...

Ocean's 8

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There’s no easy way to reboot a reboot. In 1960, the original Ocean’s 11 hit theaters with a cast that included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Four decades later, George Clooney teamed up with Brad Pitt and Matt Damon for a remake of the film and that reboot led to two...

Adrift

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The new drama offers Adrift combines the elements of a romantic drama with the allure of a survival film. The film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Chaflin as a young couple who get caught up in a storm that leaves them clinging to life. Based on a true story, Shailene Woodley...

RBG

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most well-known jurists of our time. A member of the Supreme Court, Ginsburg is often criticized for her rulings on the right and hailed by her fans on the left. She’s even developed a following among young people, who sometimes refer to her...

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