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  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★

    The Mummy has been the source of a lot of speculation since it was first announced. Meant to be the launching pad for Universal's Dark Universe, the film began be critiqued long before it was ever shown in a theater. There has been questions of whether or not Universal needed it's own connected universe. Are the Universal Monsters sacred films that shouldn't be remade? And what in God's name is Tom Cruise doing in this film?

    I still managed to…

  • Shark Exorcist

    Shark Exorcist

    ★½

    Writing a review for a film like Shark Exorcist is a tough task. How do you judge a movie like this one? It's foolish to sit down and press play on a movie called Shark Exorcist, which has the tagline "Satan has Jaws", and think that you are about to watch a classic piece of cinema in the vein of Citizen Cane or The Godfather. Usually I review low budget horror schlock films with a different set of criteria. That's…

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★½

    The Master is the kind of film that makes you believe in the power of movies.

    Paul Thomas Anderson makes movies about people and he has a talent for making even the simplest of stories feel epic. That talent is on full display in The Master. A simple story about an alcoholic veteran who falls in with a new religion.

    Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Quell, a naval veteran who comes home from war and tries to settle into life. Freddy…

  • Ravenous

    Ravenous

    ★★★½

    I remember when Ravenous came out. I passed on it. It was a cannibal movie set in the 1800's. No thanks. Then I was told that it should be viewed as a black comedy and the idea started to appeal to me. When it showed up on Netflix Instant, I had no excuse not to watch it. I'm glad I did.

    Ravenous isn't all that scary but it does have quite a few laughs. The story centers around Capt. John…