Archive for June 9th, 2017

Review: THE MUMMY

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By Laurie Coker Rating: D- Whether it’s called The Mummy, Mission Mummy or Mummy Impossible Mummy, Tom Cruise’s latest film is nothing more than a rehash of stunts and silly story telling on which Cruise banks.  Unlike Brenden Frasier’s hit Mummy, this version leans heavily on the serious side. Packed with nuggets from countless other […]

Review: IT COMES AT NIGHT

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Writer/director Trey Edward Shults made a rather impressive feature film debut with the outstanding movie Krisha.  The film won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW 2015, and after its release in 2016, ended up as one of my top six films of […]

Review: MEGAN LEAVEY

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) There have been multiple films made about war heroes, but not too many have been made about the dogs who assist the military.  During the Iraq War, dogs trained for detecting explosives were used on a regular basis.  Often some were killed, while others were injured. […]

Review: MY COUSIN RACHEL

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Acclaimed author Daphne du Maurier’s works Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and Don’t Look Now have inspired producers and directors to make film adaptations.  Her novel My Cousin Rachel has already received one film adaptation in 1952 by director Henry Koster and received both Academy Award […]

Review: MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Regardless of their political beliefs, nation of origin, religion, etc., people are people.  For sure, cultural and other differences exist, but most people just want live their lives as best as they can.  Rarely an easy journey, life throws its share of curve balls, speed bumps, […]