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Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on January 23, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (2)

My feelings towards “The Maze Runner” movies are very mixed. The first film, while nothing groundbreaking, at least had a gripping sense of mystery and a premise worthy of a “Twilight Zone” episode. 2015’s “The Scorch Trials” threw all of those interesting ideas out the wind...

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The Commuter - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on January 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s been almost ten years since “Taken” became an unlikely hit and in turn made Liam Neeson an unlikely action star. One could argue that Neeson is the action star equivalent of wine. The older he gets, the more badass he looks and sounds. In “The Commuter,” Neeson plays a 60-year-old man who manages to survive mu...

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Blood Country - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on December 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

You can tell from Travis Mills’ filmography that he practically lives behind the camera. In addition to writing, producing, and directing several dozen shorts, Mills has also directed a handful of feature films. With his features, Mills has explored a variety of diffe...

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The Disaster Artist - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on December 5, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

How did you first learn about Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room?” Chances are a friend dragged you to a screening one night or lent you a copy of the DVD. Perhaps you stumbled upon the Nostalgia Critic’s review on YouTube. Maybe you just so happened to pick up a copy of Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s award winning book, “The Disas...

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The Shape of Water - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on December 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Earlier this year, Disney broke all kinds of box office records with their live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” While certainly enjoyable, I’d be lying if I said the remake didn’t leave me longing for a fresher take on the tale as old as time. Guillermo del Toro has answered my wish with “The Shape of Water.” Like “Pan...

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Last Flag Flying - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on November 10, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (1)

“Last Flag Flying” is kind of like “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” meets “The Best Years of Our Lives.” That’s definitely an odd combination and there are times when Richard Linklater’s film runs the risk of being uneven. Thanks to his capable direction, a sharp script co-written by author Darryl Ponicsan, an...

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Murder on the Orient Express - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on November 8, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

When it was announced that Kenneth Branagh was adapting “Murder on the Orient Express” for modern audiences, it was hard not to think of when Gus Van Sant remade Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Outside of their craft and performances, both of these murder mysteries stand out thanks to their killer twist...

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The Hitman's Bodyguard - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on August 17, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (2)

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is being marketed as an action comedy in the same vein as “Deadpool.” While the film has plenty of gratuitous action to go around, it’s surprisingly lacking in the comedy department. There are actually times when the movie doesn’t even seem sure if it wants to be a comedy. That’s not to say there are no funny moments whatsoever, but t...

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Annabelle: Creation - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on August 10, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

“The Conjuring” became a surprise hit back in 2013, breathing new live into the supernatural horror genre. For every successful film, though, there’s always a cheap, rushed out, crash grab. Enter 2014’s “Annabelle,” a spinoff everyone wrote off as cliché and unnecessary. Fortunately, this franchise had a comeback last year with “The Conjuring 2&#...

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The Mummy - Review

Posted by Nick Spake on June 8, 2017 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Shared universes are slowly taking over Hollywood. As of late, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been hitting it out of the park with each new entry. Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse is getting off to a solid start with “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island.” The DC Extended Universe… well, let’s just say that they’ve taken a huge step forward ...

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