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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

    Smart, thoughtfully paced blockbuster that doesn't feel the need to blow everything up does meander a bit in the mid-section, but otherwise is a welcome retreat from the usual summer sequel fare.

    The APOCALYPSE NOW homages got tiresome (Woody Harrelson channeling Brando, and in case we missed it, a painted APE-POCALYPSE NOW graffiti on a wall) but otherwise, solid. Especially given the fact that the CGI apes were fully fleshed out characters that elicited sympathy and compassion.

    Amazing score. So far, the best of the year.

  • Pixels

    Pixels

    ½

    Great premise destroyed by unfunny jokes. In 2015 I would have been instantly thrown off by Kevin James as the President of the United States...but given how things are now....I'd now vote for him.

    I will admit though, the Pacman sequence is fun. One good sequence though does not make for a good picture.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    I hadn't seen this movie since opening night in 2007 (went straight from work to the Varsity theater in Toronto for it) and not only has this movie held up but it's better then I remember it which is tough because I thought it was great to begin with.

  • Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

    Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

    ½

    Wow..so over the top bad. The last 45 minutes or so will leave you breathless - and not so much in a good way.

    Kim Kardashian is in it though....which really means nothing at all.