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  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★

    I guess I should start out by saying that I am and always have been a fan of Zack Snyder. Without much effort I can recall sitting in the theater and experiencing Dawn of the Dead along with that moment when it clicked that this wasn't just a fun horror flick, but it was a good movie. I can remember seeing 300 several times if not for the admittedly thin story, but for the ways in which the director was…

  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★

    Almost feels like a student film at certain points. The idea is gold, the execution is lackluster and cheap. I have yet to enjoy a Jeff Baena film despite the premise for both this and Life After Beth being inherently engaging.

    I like the idea of this unsuspecting character being inundated with all these issues and complaints from nuns unhappy with their choices and existence, but The Little Hours doesn't seem interested in exploring anything comically interesting, but rather only the crass and vulgar for no point other than to act that way.

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    There will come a day when Tom Cruise not only doesn't make action blockbusters like this, but when he won't be able to and when that day comes we will miss it. Not necessarily just out of a sense of nostalgia, but because Cruise is the last of a dying breed; one of the only true movie stars left who, despite his image being tainted over the years, can demand the kind of budget and talent that it takes to…

  • Gangster Squad

    Gangster Squad

    ★★★

    What has happened to director Ruben Fleischer? The guy had such a promising feature debut in Zombieland and has had ample opportunity to make equally fun films in his two follow-ups yet each have failed to capture that same magic that invigorated his first. In saying that, his latest Gangster Squad isn't necessarily a bad film but it certainly isn't anything spectacular. With a cast that features the likes of Josh Brolin (who actually seems to be losing credibility with…