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Review: FIST FIGHT

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Three O’Clock High, the movie which loosely inspired this movie, offers a slightly subversive, comedic take on a showdown story.  Director Phil Joanou and writers Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas Szollosi came up with a highly inventive and thoroughly entertaining movie that has a unique style of […]

Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars) A problem with some slow-burning thrillers is the tendency to fizzle out when they are supposed to erupt with excitement and surprises.  Such is the key issue with Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness, a creepy and strange movie that spends too much of its run time […]

Review: THE GREAT WALL

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) is a filmmaker, well-known for a gorgeous and majestic style.  For his latest movie The Great Wall, his first film with an American lead actor, Yimou employs some of his elegant sensibilities, but isn’t afraid to get gritty […]

Review: FIFTY SHADES DARKER

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By Laurie Coker Rating: D Scores read the Fifty Shades novels and scores flocked to the theater for the first disappointing film installment of the wildly popular, super-soft-porn novels. Grey and Steel are back in Fifty Shades Darker. While the sex scenes are more frequent, the story is still as lackluster as, um, the color […]

Review:THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

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By Laurie Coker Rating: A “Everything is awesome” about the new Lego Batman movie! Director Chris McKay and a slew of writers give audiences a classic spoof film that delights viewers of all ages. It pays homage to every batman version (ever) and does so with flourish and impressive animated flare. The Lego Batman movie […]