Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: Ex Machina

R, 108 minutes “Ex Machina” is an ambitious science fiction drama that focuses on an aspect of human nature you rarely see explored in the genre: lust. Ostensibly, writer/director Alex Garland’s film is about...

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DVD review: Maggie

PG-13, 95 minutes Arnie does indie? Well, sorta. You may have heard that “Maggie,” the tiny-budget movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is a zombie flick. That’s true but not the whole story. It’s set in...

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DVD review: Get Hard

R, 100 minutes “Get Hard” is the sort of comedy you laugh at, then feel bad about it later. This buddy flick from Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is about as politically incorrect as...

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DVD review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

R, 129 minutes A bit of charm and a lot of smash-mouth, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was one of 2015’s earliest, and best, surprises. This super-spy thriller/comedy operates as both a send-up and celebration...

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Mad Max: Fury Road Review

By Steven Aldrich As it opens with about a forty minute long action scene, you quickly realize what type of film Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be. After the lengthy opening sequence...

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DVD review: Strange Magic

PG, 99 minutes “Strange Magic” was a 15-year passion project by George Lucas, who said he wanted to make a movie for his daughters after all those science fiction odysseys. This animated musical filled...

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Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Directed by: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne At some point in your movie going experience you may have heard, or even said yourself, “That movie was all style...

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DVD review: Jupiter Ascending

PG-13, 127 minutes One of the largest box office bombs in recent memory, “Jupiter Ascending” just may mark the end of big-budget filmmaking by the Wachowski siblings. After lighting up imaginations and accountant spreadsheets...

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Ex Machina Review

Commentary by Collin Stroup Ex Machina is a simple story, but that doesn’t mean it’s simplistic. With only three main cast members and one location, this isn’t the big budget, explosive sci-fi film we...

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Commentary by Collin Stroup Directed by Joss Whedon Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and James Spader We’ve come a long way since the first wave...