Pitch Perfect 3: Third Installment an Aca-tastrophe Worth Seeing

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Pitch Perfect 3 is the third installment in the musical comedy series about  a cappella and  the bonds of sisterhood.  If you enjoyed the other two and want one last hurrah with the Bellas, then you should embrace your inner completionist and seek this out.  And, even if you’ve never cared for this series, I would still recommend it purely to watch 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

“Out of the Shadows”: Half-Shelled Sequel Should Entertain Kids

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is a surprising (if only minor) improvement over its 2014 predecessor. The tone is light, the turtles are more fun, and the characters frequently point out the ridiculousness of their situations (at one point, a Knicks player comments on having pizza on his Nikes).  The sexualization of April Continue Reading

These “Angry Birds” Should Have Flown Straight to DVD

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1 out of 5 stars (one of the worst of the year) The Angry Birds Movie is what happens when a studio takes an outdated property, finds some half-decent actors, and inserts unnecessary adult humor into a premise devoid of any cinematic potential.  The film is loud, overlong, and dull, with voice actors who alternate between trying way too hard and not trying at all.  That’s not to say that young kids won’t 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

Legally Blonde: Watch, Laugh, Repeat

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3 out of 5 stars (Average) It’s funny how we look at movies differently depending on our ages.  Most Disney classics remain that because they have loads of adult humor that fly over our heads as children, but make us laugh hysterically as adults.  Thank you Disney animators for all the in-jokes, adult puns, and raunchy humor that would leave us in tears of joy later. That can be said for almost any movie, Continue Reading