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“Spider-Man Homecoming” is a rockin’ good time

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is everything Marvel fans love and DC fans despise — light, funny, optimistic, and filmed sans the blue-filter, desaturated look that separates … more

Blade Runner 2049: An Action Sequel - In Your Mind

Replicants still exist as of 2049, 30 years since the events of Blade Runner. The world has changed, yet is still very similar to the place that once existed. The law searches for outdated replicants that have since been replaced by a modified and more docile model.

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“Dunkirk” perfectly blends intensity and majesty

Together, Christopher Nolan and longtime collaborator Composer Han Zimmer have created the perfect blend of visual intensity and musical majesty in movie making. more

Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ comes late

After this bizarre election year, nothing should surprise us, not even the arrival of aliens from another planet. While communication and unity seems to be eluding us of late, Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, plays on these premises … more

"A Dog’s Purpose" a total flop

Dog lovers will flock to see “A Dog’s Purpose,” based on the 2010 best-selling novel written by American humorist W. Bruce Cameron, but most will leave the theater disappointed. Top billed veteran Dennis Quaid and actress Peggy Lipton (of Mod … more

‘Manchester by the Sea’ delights

It could have been easy for actor Casey Affleck to fall under the shadow of his brother Ben, and for a time, it looked like he might, but in his latest film “Manchester by the Sea,” Affleck demonstrates why we should stand up and take notice. … more

"Fifty Shades Darker" and no shades deeper

Scores read the “Fifty Shades” novels and scores flocked to the theatre for the first disappointing film installment of the wildly popular, super-soft-porn novels. Grey and Steel are back in “Fifty Shades Darker.” While the sex scenes are … more

Latest Pirates installment drops anchor

For years, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has provided thrills in theaters. Johnny Depp created a memorable, fun character in Jack Sparrow that has delighted audiences four times since first appearing on screen in 2003.Depp reprises the role … more

Dull story, sluggish pacing plague "Beatriz at Dinner"

It makes no sense that Hollywood, the music industry — even in general — how suicide is seen as heroic. In "Beatriz at Dinner", Salma Hayek plays the titular character, an immigrant from a poor … more

"Baby Driver" puts pedal to the metal in wild, fun romp

Every now and then a movie comes along that defies description by typical genre standards. “Baby Driver” is one such movie, aggressively racing in its own direction while blasting through any … more

‘Moana’ Oscar-worthy

Disney has done it again and this time the sun shines brightly on “Moana,” a delightful and inspiring animated feature showcasing the vocal talent of Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, a Hawaiian native who steals the show with her … more

‘Bleed For This’ goes the distance

Last year’s Creed managed to make boxing interesting to the masses and this year, Bleed For This, starring Miles Teller, sets its sights on doing the same. Director and screenwriter Ben Younger, tells the true story of Vinny Pazienza, the only … more

Lackluster plot dooms "The Circle"

When a film doesn’t screen for press, red flags fly. “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson did not have a press screening, at least not in Austin. It is not difficult to understand why. Riding on the heels of “Beauty and the … more

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY launches this weekend

"STAR TREK: DISCOVERY" will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT. "Star Trek," one of the most iconic and influential … more

I Used To Like Clowns - "It" Movie Review

Children of all ages have always had mixed feelings about clowns. Some are overjoyed by the fun and smiles that clowns bring, while others find them to be the most frightening characters imaginable. … more

“Alien: Covenant” bogs down in sloppy storytelling

I often wonder about the “critics” opinions versus my opinion. I am after all a professional film critic myself, but when I look at critic ratings of films and I find that often I sit on the polar opposite side of popular opinion. I can’t help … more

‘Assassin’s Creed’ tanks the big screen

Video games rule the world of entertainment, at least if we take into consideration how many hours kids and some adults spend playing them. Many parents struggle this time of year to find gifts for children who statistically participate in far fewer … more

Louise Sorel: Star Trek and Beyond

Like many other actresses who guest-starred on a single episode of the original “Star Trek” series, Louise Sorel’s career extended far beyond the Trek universe.“I didn’t watch a lot of television back in the 60s so knew little about shows … more

American Assassin - Revenge Or Patriotism?

Films dealing with shadowy government groups and mercenaries paid to carry out some of the most nefarious tasks imaginable are nothing new. Quite often there is a blurring of the lines in these films … more

Lost for decades, Chris Robinson’s “The Intruder” resurfaces

Harry Guerro couldn’t believe his good fortune after making the 3,000-mile journey from New Jersey to the West coast in late 2012, and unearthing a 35 mm print of the 1975 horror thriller, … more
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