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Movie Review: Child 44 (2015)

There’s plenty to like about director Daniel Espinosa’s (“Safe House”) latest politically-driven crime thriller, Child 44. There’s a strict hierarchy of Iron Curtain power, no holds barred bloodshed, costumes that rival the best period pieces and, most importantly, a mesmerizing story (based off of Tom Rob Smith’s novel bearing the same name). There’s plenty of…

Movie Review: Unbroken (2014)

It’s hard to say how much art there is in imitation, but Angelina Jolie certainly apes the old-fashioned Hollywood tear-jerking biopic like the best of them. Whatever that’s worth is where the debate lies in Unbroken, Jolie’s second feature-length directorial effort and a true story of a triumphing American if ever there was one. A…

Movie Review: American Sniper (2014)

American Sniper is more intent on creating a hero out of Chris Kyle, reportedly the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, than it is on being an unbiased character study; to be fair, the film was based on Kyle’s eponymous memoir, which wasn’t the most objective of the Iraq War either. So obviously it…

Movie Trailer: Terminator: Genisys (2015)

Combining elements of “The Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” comes Terminator: Genisys, a reboot of the cult-favorite franchise. In it, which the trailer alludes to, the timeline has been altered — future fighter, Kyle (now played by Jai Courtney) is still sent back in time to save Sarah Connor (now played by Emilia Clarke),…

Movie Trailer: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

The Empire isn’t quite dead, although it’s taken thirty years for them to regroup to make a new power play against the Republic. In the hotly anticipated trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens those moves are, sadly, not spoiled. It’s more an amalgamation of what to expect — a new Sith Lord, stormtroopers geared…

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