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‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ (2016) Review

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Review: Fresh & Sharp When I was a kid I used to watch shows that were created for the sole purpose of getting across some message. Don’t raise your voice, read your bible, eat your vegetables. Back in the day, the message was always crystal

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‘Mother’s Day’ (2016) Review

Mother’s Day (2016) Review: Sorry, Moms. I can’t fault a movie like ‘Mother’s Day’ for existing. It’s a two hour greeting card put to film that stuffs all the faces that mothers like seeing. Julia Roberts. Jennifer Aniston. All it’s missing is a Sally Field or a Sandra Bullock and it would

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‘The Jungle Book’ (2016) Review

The Jungle Book (2016) Review: New Old World. Remakes have always felt weird to me. They exist because of a desire to update an old story for a new audience, but only get made when the old audience still has nostalgia for the old story. Right there you run the

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016) Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review: If It Ain’t Broke… It’s the first weekend of May and while that might not actually be the beginning of summer, it is the start of the blockbuster summer season. Coming our way weekend after weekend are movies with big budgets that hope to

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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (2016) Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Review: I Think I Hate Superheroes Now. The very first review on this blog is for Zack Snyder’s ‘Man Of Steel’. In that review, I compared the development of a new ‘Star Wars’ movie as being just as ambitious as bringing Superman back

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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ (2016) Review

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Review: There Be Monsters. Back in the old days of…2008, there was a little movie called ‘Cloverfield’. ‘Cloverfield’ was a found footage film that told the giant monster movie from a much different perspective. It’s heralded today as one of the best movies to use the

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‘Zootopia’ (2016) Review

Zootopia (2016) Review:Animals Are Racist Too In my review for Godzilla, I mentioned how Science Fiction movies have a tendency to be allegorical. The bright lights and cool sounds of a sci-fi movie are like the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine of real world issues go down. The same principle

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‘Deadpool’ (2016) Review

Deadpool (2016) Review: Stupid Good. This movie shouldn’t exist. It just shouldn’t. It’s based off a character whose cinematic debut was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, one of the worst reviewed comic book movies of all time. Typically not a good resume, but when you couple that with the fact that

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‘The Big Short’ (2015) Review

The Big Short (2015) Review: Honest Con When it comes to Biopics, the underlying conceit is, because it’s a true story, that makes it matter more. There’s a genuine atmosphere that comes with them that makes audiences all the more invested in the narrative. All the work that a piece of fiction

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ (2016) Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Review: Third Time’s A-Charming When it comes to trilogies, the third film is usually the worst one. It’s touted as the satisfying finale to the epic saga of the films before it, but it never lives up to those resolutory expectations. Instead what you get

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