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Review: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

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By Laurie Coker Rating: C- The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise his in the past provided for a thrill ride at the theatre. Johnny Depp created a memorable, fun character in Jack Sparrow and he reprises the role for Disney’s latest film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales, but he seems less […]

Review: BAYWATCH

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By Laurie Coker Rating: C+/B- A film that purposely makes fun of itself works, if even on the most asininely inane level. The Baywatch movie, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, does just that – with no apologies and none are needed. Director Seth Gordon, working from a script offered by a half dozen writers, uses […]

Review: THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) As a child growing up in a Catholic family and remaining active in the church through most of my childhood, I witnessed the different dynamics of power within my community.  I saw several pastors come and go, each bringing something different to the church, its services […]

Review: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

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By Renee’ Collins Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels) Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him (IMDB). Henry Turner […]

Review: BAYWATCH

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) With the huge critical and financial success of the Jump Street movies, other studios have quickly followed suit with more comedic film adaptations of televisions series, though most of them have yet to achieve the same levels of success and acclaim (Dark Shadows, CHiPs).  From 1989 through […]