Film Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

3.5/10 It should have been spectacular. After years of anticipation, comic book fans and filmgoers alike can finally experience the first live-action showdown between two pop culture behemoths with Batman v. Superman. But the film we get is disappointing. Set 18 months after the events of Man of Steel, where Superman literally destroyed Metropolis fighting another …

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Film Review: Midnight Special

5.5/10 I believe the opening is one of the most important parts of a film. It’s supposed to grab the audience, capture the people with its imagination. Essentially, the beginning is a promise that the next two hours (and ten dollars) won’t be a waste. Director, Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter", "Mud") seems to believe that …

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Film Review: The Magnificent 7

6.5/10 It’s called “magnificent,” but there are other words I’d use to describe this movie. “Shallow.” “Repetitive.” “Pointless.” But I’d also use “stylish,” “bad-ass,” and “impressive.” Like many of today’s blockbusters, Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” is far from greatness of the original, but what we get just might entertain us yet. The …

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