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Have you seen the ‘incredible’ surprise Disney just put out?

My eyes lit up as I watched that lowercase “i”  turn into Roman numeral number “ii”. And yes, it was totally “WICKED!” The teaser to the trailer that is 13 years in the making finally graced all Disney media platforms ...

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Why ‘Wonder’ appeals to all ages

Unlike other coming-of-age films, “Wonder” is different. While the film may center around the life of one character, its focus on the separate storylines of each person makes for an engaging watch that is relatable for viewers who can identify ...

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How ‘Justice League’ just missed the mark

Following the events of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the new movie, “Justice League,” tells the story of a grief-stricken world coping with the death of Superman. Meanwhile,  Bruce Wayne hunts for heroes to form a team to stop ...

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‘Last Flag Flying’ actors give excellent performance

The Iraq War remains one of the most trying and divisive times in this nation’s history, and Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Last Flag Flying,” tries to encapsulate those emotions through its three main characters. The film is based off the ...

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‘Happy Death Day’ brings nothing new to the party

Stop me if you’ve heard this plot line before: Protagonist relives the same day over and over, and in the process is able to self-analyze ‒ and eventually rediscover ‒ his or herself. It is a premise that has been ...

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‘American Assassin’ is the action movie we’ve been searching for

Watch your six because “American Assassin” is an unconventional thrill ride with epic fight scenes, big guns, fast cars and shameless characters around every corner. The screenplay, inspired by the novel by Vince Flynn, ditches the typically formulated action plot ...

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‘Fist Fight’ misses the punch

After watching the trailer for “Fist Fight,” I instantly brushed off the film as just another raunchy comedy focusing on teachers at a high school with a bad reputation. While I was mostly correct, I was also pleasantly surprised. “Fist ...

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‘The Accountant’ does a number on the big screen

Hard-hitting action, dark comedy and an enticing storyline, add it all up and you get “The Accountant”. The film directed by Gavin O’ Connor stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. Affleck plays the lead role of Christian Wolff, ...

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Film review: ‘Sully’ reminds us of the beauty of being human

“We all did it.  We all survived,” said Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. “Sully,” written by Todd Komarnicki and directed by Clint Eastwood, is a depiction of the US Airways Flight 1549’s emergency landing in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, ...

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‘Zootopia’ is keeper

“Zootopia” was an amazing movie. From its wonderful graphics to its social commentary, viewers are entrenched in a world so alike to theirs, they will forget that it is a rabbit and a fox teaching them about the ways in ...

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We’re not “Addicted To Fresno”

While Judy Greer gives a wonderful and believable portrayal of sex addict Shannon, this dark comedy leaves much to be desired. Having left rehab to stay with her sister Martha (Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”) in Fresno, the ...

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“The Intern” makes the cut

Robert De Niro (Ben Witaker) and Anne Hathaway (Jules Ostin) have great charisma on camera in “The Intern.” In the story of a senior citizen (Ben) taking an internship under the CEO of a growing company (Jules) we learn the ...

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‘The Great Gatsby’ review: More good than great

In the case of this film, perhaps great is too strong of a word. Maybe “The Good Gatsby” would be more appropriate.

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’42’ review: Robinson biopic knocks it out of the park

The baseball movie is a tricky thing. It can produce films like “The Pride of the Yankees” or “Field of Dreams.” Films as perfect and classic as Ken Griffey Jr.’s homerun swing. However, it can also produce “Benchwarmers” and “Major ...

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ review: Not your grandmother’s version of Oz

It might be hard to believe, but Tim Burton had nothing to do with this movie. “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a sort-of-prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” story we have all come to know. Yet it is somewhat ...

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‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ review: Yet another gritty fairy tale

For anyone who has ever wondered what a CG giant picking his nose looks like—boy, is this movie for you.

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‘Identity Thief’ review: The most boring road trip ever

This is the NFL Pro Bowl of movies –a bunch of very talented people doing something that is usually quite enjoyable to watch, but instead what we get is simply boring. In other words, this is a perfect example of ...

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‘Warm Bodies’ review: A zombie love story

For anyone that has ever wondered what you would get if you mixed elements of “Zombieland” and “Beauty and the Beast,” with just a dash of “Romeo and Juliet,” there is now an answer.

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