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  • Fast Five

    Fast Five

    ★★★½

    “That was always the plan.”

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★

    Solid near future sci-fi thriller with plenty of Bourne-style action. The gimmick of Will Smith being chased by the young clone version of himself wasn’t really sold by the CGI and that often he moved like a stuntman that happened to have a version of Smith’s face didn’t help. While Smith was enjoyable, his present day stuff was great, I have no idea what Clive Owen was doing here. It felt like he was looking for an angle that was…

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  • Dreamscape

    Dreamscape

    ★★★

    Dennis Quaid, decades before his turn as a strangely angry insurance pitchman, plays a psychic that gets by scamming women and winning at the racetrack who is given an offer he can’t refuse to join a government funded program run by Max von Sydow where they infiltrate and participate in test subjects’ dreams. This is schlock, but entertaining schlock that is raised up by a great cast that also includes Kate Capshaw, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert and George Wendt. As…

  • Underdogs

    Underdogs

    Having watched The Weinstein Company US dub of the film, it is entirely possible that their attempts to Americanize the film ruined anything it may have been going for it. Perhaps, there are moments that play truer in Argentina, a country where soccer, um, football, has a greater cultural impact. Perhaps the supposedly adorable Foosball players come to life play as something more than broad stereotypes. Perhaps, the odd structure and pure lack of consequence of those Foosball characters add…