Category: Film Reviews

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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...

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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...