Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Dino Sequel Darker, Scarier, and More Thrilling

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3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) I am baffled by the critical reception to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Sitting at an unbelievable 51% critics rating on Rottentomatoes.com, reviewers are claiming this entry is stale, unimaginative, and lacking the magic of its predecessors.  I completely disagree with those criticisms and believe the film actually improves the series by being darker, scarier, and Continue Reading

Infinity War: Mega Marvel Team-Up Should Thrill Fans, Confuse All Others

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4 out of 5 stars (one of the best in its series) Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the past 10 years of superhero movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Fans of the franchise will laugh and cry as their favorite heroes go up against the toughest foe they’ve ever encountered, while non-fans will wonder what all the fuss is about.  Essentially, this is a movie for the devotees of this Continue Reading

X-plosions Abound in Newest Installment of Marvel Franchise

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3 out of 5 stars (average) Despite the seriousness of its title, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is one of the goofier entries in the ongoing franchise of films centering on the X-Men, a group of super powered people lead by Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) as they fight oppression from fearful humans as well as Xavier’s old friend Magneto (Michael Fassbender).  This time around, the mutants must defeat a villain Continue Reading

“Civil War”: The Ultimate Marvel Movie

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4 out of 5 stars (one of the best in its series) Captain America: Civil War is the definition of an event film. All of your favorite Marvel heroes (sans Thor and Hulk) choose sides in a battle of ideologies as well as personal demons.  The action is great, the writing is mature, and the performances are highly memorable (especially from Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, once again showcasing their dramatic Continue Reading

“Concussion”: Will Smith’s Football/Medical Drama Can’t Score The Winning Goal

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2.8 out of 5 stars (decent) Concussion is one of those movies that has a good cast and a very important message, but has too many flaws to win an Oscar or be slated as a classic.  The cast members are giving it their all, but are let down by the material in front of them.  The director of this film has one other project under his belt, and it’s painfully easy to see that, with odd camera shots, not-so-subtle Continue Reading

“Seven Pounds”: Smith’s Drama is Decent, but Confusing

2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) First of all, this is one of Will Smith’s dramas, not comedies. Second, it’s more aimed at adults then kids.  Third, Will Smith is the only person that could have been picked for this role. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwrtEI-fcmM In Seven Pounds, Smith portrays Ben Thomas, a somewhat sympathetic IRS agent with anger issues. Ben can change the lives of seven people who Continue Reading