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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Snowman’ has far too much potential for it to be this disappointing

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Snowman’ has far too much potential for it to be this disappointing

Dark adult literature has taken a pretty firm hold in mainstream culture in the past few years. When the Swedish films of the “Millennium” trilogy, including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” hit American theaters, the interest in dark mystery novels skyrocketed, giving way for authors like Gillian Flynn and Jo Nesbø to flourish from […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rock Dog’ is a cute, yet shameless rip-off of so many better films

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rock Dog’ is a cute, yet shameless rip-off of so many better films

Animated films are from a niche market these days, with nearly every studio in deals with various animation houses to put out a barrage of family-friendly films for both children and adults. Additionally, animated films are goldmines, with movies like “Frozen,” “Minions,” “Toy Story 3,” “Finding Dory” and “Zootopia” all grossing over $1 billion at the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Patriots Day’ is a moving, if imperfect historical drama

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Patriots Day’ is a moving, if imperfect historical drama

When it comes to filmmakers on the rise, Peter Berg is one of the fastest improving directors on the scene today. While Berg has been around for quite some time now, his previous films have done little to inspire much praise from my end, though he was a bit more successful in audiences. In 2012, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘La La Land’ actually is as good as everyone says it is

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘La La Land’ actually is as good as everyone says it is

Hype can be a real killer sometimes. With Oscar season in full swing, audiences are treated to the cream of the crop of films released in the year during the final three months known as “Awards Season.” This is the time when guilds big and small (including my own North Carolina Film Critics Association) votes […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Accountant’ is a competent, if unspectacular thriller

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Accountant’ is a competent, if unspectacular thriller

Ben Affleck has had an interesting year, to say the least. After his successful 2014 with the über-popular “Gone Girl,” the world prepared to see Affleck in a new light: Batman. As his chance to shine as Batman ramped up, so did audience’s excitement in the hope that “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” would be […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Zootopia’ is a masterful family film in the most epic way

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Zootopia’ is a masterful family film in the most epic way

Fun fact: I hate “Frozen.” Yeah, I said it. Now, I really don’t hate the film because I feel that it’s bad in any way, in fact, it’s quite a well made film with some great music, but I’m just sick of it. It’s been over two years now, if I have to hear “Let […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Terminator Genisys’ is the surprise of my summer

| July 15, 2015 | 7 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Terminator Genisys’ is the surprise of my summer

Fun fact: Not a single one of the “Terminator” movies, however expensive they were, have been produced at a major studio. James Cameron made the first one independently at Hemdale. Mario Kassar’s Carolco Pictures produced “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” at his later company, C2 Pictures. When C2 went bankrupt, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiplash” might be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Whiplash” might be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen.

Did I get your attention from my headline? Well, here’s the twist behind it, “Whiplash” isn’t a horror film. The film has no ghosts, no murderers and no vampires. In fact, the only tie to horror films is that it’s produced by Jason Blum, the mind behind the “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity” films. Winner of […]

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