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  • 12 Strong

    12 Strong

    ★★★½

    It’s hard to believe we are now in the 18th year of the United States’ conflict in Afghanistan. No matter where one sits on this fact, whether one supported the conflict in the beginning but grew weary of it at a point, still 100% support our presence there, or just want it to end, I don’t believe anyone can deny that it has had an effect on American culture. Think about the fact next year, kids who were born while…

  • Proud Mary

    Proud Mary

    ★★

    I love when a film tries to emulate a particular genre. Some films are really good at recapturing lightning in a bottle and some films fall flat. Really flat…Proud Mary had the makings of a good, solid, throwback Blaxploitation flick, but boy does it fail on many levels. It has Taraji P. Henson in the lead role, and with supporting players such Xander Berkley, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover, one would think this would be a solid pic. Unfortunately, this…

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  • It

    It

    ★★★★★

    The summer movie season has ended with a loud, crashing thud, but the fall movie season has kicked off with a loud...scream. Stephen King's long anticipated, big screen adaptation of his 1986 novel, IT, has finally arrived, and it does not disappoint.

    The 1990 ABC miniseries delivered thrills when it debuted, and much like that effort, the updated picture delivers the scares, and does not shy away from the blood/gore department. Take your biggest fear and multiply it by 10...especially…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    ★★★½

    Cowabunga!...Not how I normally start my thoughts on a film I just watched but it’s sort of hard not to be enthused about the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outing. Of course, everyone is a critic and I’m sure “Out of the Shadows” will have its fair share of haters, but I’m not one of them. A slight improvement over the previous movie, the tone is a mixed bag but it’s easy to see the 80s cartoon was an influence…