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Review: MILE 22

By Laurie Coker Rating: D+ Mark Wahlberg looks great, but his latest film, Mile 22 is little more than action, death, and mayhem held together by a thin transparent string of a story. Peter Berg, the director of Lone Survivor, helms this violent, sometimes intense fiasco. Wahlberg does his thing, but it simply isn’t enough. […]

Review: ALPHA

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) With gorgeous visuals and beautiful and poignant beats, Albert Hughes’s sentimental film, which offers a fictionalized depiction of humanity’s first relationship with dogs, is sure to become a moderate crowd-pleaser.  Though the movie does have its magical moments, it does run a little too long by […]

Review: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Based on the popular novel by Kevin Kwan, Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians may sometimes play like a soap opera or a typical romantic comedy, but it is actually more than that.  This charming and entertaining movie celebrates and critiques a beautiful Asian culture with […]

Review: MILE 22

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars) Poor writing/character development, messy editing and inexplicable acting choices plague what is sometimes a grtipping and intense action-thriller by director Peter Berg.  Berg, who works with Indonesian actor/stuntman/ fight choreographer Iko Uwais, manages to create and capture some amazing action sequences of visceral violence, but just […]

Review: THE MEG

Jason Statham Stars in the Shark Thriller “The Meg”   By Liz Lopez Rating: B-/C+ Directed by Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure,” “Phenomenon”), “The Meg” appears to be a ’70s disaster movie that no doubt will have many viewers finding themselves reminded of “Jaws” that was released during the summer of 1975. “The Meg,” an action […]