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The Martian Review – Science To The Rescue

Prometheus was Ridley Scott’s latest and last Sci-Fi effort set in space, and it was quite a marvel.  He follows it up with this adaptation of Andy Weir’s fantastic novel, The Martian.  It’s an ambitious ...

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Black Mass Review – Johnny Depp Is A Bad Man

Crime biopics are a dime a dozen in the history of cinema.  Many are among the greatest films of all time, and if done correctly it’s a strong recipe for success.  There are some bad ...

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Ex Machina Review: The Intelligence Isn’t Artificial

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Deus Ex Machina: a god introduced by means of a crane in ancient Greek and Roman drama to decide the final outcome. The ‘deus’ of course means god or diety, the ‘ex’ means from our out-of, ...

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Lost River Review: Gosling’s Dark Detroit Drama

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I love Detroit.  It’s the city that I live, and work, and it’s home to many of my favorite places and things.  It’s a city that is a husk of it’s old self, but is ...

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The Salvation Review: Simple But Effective Revenge Western

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I’m a huge fan of the western.  It’s a genre with it’s own rules, and it has provided us with some of the greatest films of all time, particularly in the middle of the 20th ...

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Focus Review: Can Will Smith Land The Big Con?

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Will Smith hasn’t been very busy lately.  He’s been quiet since 2008 basically, with a brief reemergence to make Men In Black 3 and the critical failure that was After Earth.  It looks like he’s ...

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Review: Ultra Violent, Outrageous, But Fun

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Kingsman: The Secret Service has been called a spy movie spoof.  It’s not that.  Right from the get go, it’s clear that Kingsman is more like a spy movie on crack.  The very first scene ...

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A Most Violent Year Review: Oscar Is Oscar Worthy

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Every year there are a number of films and actors who get snubbed at the Academy Awards.  I only complain when it’s really, really egregious because the fact is, when you’re talking about a snubbed ...

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Calvary Review: Salvation In The Suffering?

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I’m not sure I will ever want to watch Calvary again.  That may be an exaggeration.  I certainly won’t be watching it again any time soon however.  So, the movie stinks, review over, right?  No. ...

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The Babadook Review: Finally, A Really Scary Movie.

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?Good horror movies are pretty difficult to come by these days.  Movies that really get under your skin and make you lose a little sleep.  The ones that make you turn on that light in ...

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