Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: I Am Chris Farley

Not rated, 96 minutes If you looked at the average lifespan of “Saturday Night Live” alumni, I bet it’s shockingly low. So many talented comedic fireballs have gone to early graves – some to disease...

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DVD review: Hot Pursuit

PG-13, 87 minutes A screechy, overtly “broad” comedy – in both senses of that word – “Hot Pursuit” did a grave disservice to buddy cop movies. And films starring women. And female directors. And…...

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Review: Slow West

Review By: Collin Stroup Directed By: John Maclean Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorious Available on Amazon Prime Instant Streaming now The western genre has seen many approaches. In fact, the...

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Reviews: Mission Impossible

Reviewed By: Collin Stroup Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Jeremy Renner Its been 19 years since the first Mission Impossible film, Tom cruise has starred in...

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DVD review: Unfriended

R, 83 minutes Horror films often play the plucky underdogs in the Hollywood game, scary movies that appeal to a small but ardent fan base. Most horror flicks these days are made pretty cheaply,...

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A review of Ant-Man

By Collin Stroup Directed by: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangaline Lilly, Corey Stoll Its undeniable right now that Marvel is a cinematic juggernaut. With two or three movies coming out per...

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DVD review: What We Do in the Shadows

R, 86 minutes Mockumentaries have been around for 30 years or so, while the pop culture obsession with vampires for maybe the last 10. “What We Do in the Shadows” is the hilarious intersection...

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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...