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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

    Amidst the yearly barrage of unimaginative action movies, Edge of Tomorrow is a breath of fresh air. It’s smart, funny, and full of action-packed excitement. It is a definitive summer blockbuster and is one of the best action movies of Tom Cruise’s illustrious career. Based on the graphic novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Edge of Tomorrow stars Tom Cruise as Major William Cage, who has earned his rank without ever having served a day in combat.…

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    When Universal Pictures landed Tom Cruise to headline The Mummy, the "first" film in their monster-filled Dark Universe, there’s no way they could have foresaw this disaster. Tom Cruise may be the most famous movie star on the planet, and he may have saved the world a half-dozen times in his long-running career, but even his talent and star power can’t save this movie. This 2017 reboot of The Mummy may be ambitious, but it’s also pretty awful.

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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★

    Just married into the Le Domas Family Dominion, newlywed bride Grace finds herself tied into a game of chance as part of her new family’s wedding night tradition. Since the Le Domas Family earned their massive fortune through games, they host a customary gathering and game night every time a new member joins their family. Inside their mansion at midnight, everyone takes a seat at the table in the game room, and Grace (Samara Weaving), being the newest relative, has…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Well, sure enough, my opinion did change. My dad convinced me to give the movie another shot before it's pulled out of our local theater tomorrow, so we went and watched it again today (my second viewing, his third). I'm not one who often changes my opinion much after additional viewings, and I hate to sound like a push-over here, but I have to admit that this time I actually kind of loved it. It's as if all of my…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    I believe that there’s a desire in all of us to achieve greatness. A deep, internal yearning for importance, respect, and acceptance. We want to be remembered and we want to fulfill a sense of purpose in our lives. For Andrew Nieman (Miles Teller), the central character in the 2014 Best Picture nominated film Whiplash, that desire is to be one of the all-time great jazz drummers. Of course, he knows that accomplishing such a goal will require a firmly…

  • Dumbo

    Dumbo

    ★★★★

    While a good number of critics and movies purists alike continue to thrash about over Disney’s recent stream of live-action remakes, I for one, welcome them with open arms. If you happen to find yourself opposed to these films, then that’s all fine and well, but allow me to respectfully assert that these films are perhaps not meant for you. These films are intended for a younger generation of Disney fans, adapted to reflect modern times and values, while surely…