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Review – Ben Huh? (“Ben-Hur”)

Remakes. Ugh. I hate them. Somebody just drive a stake through Hollywood’s scriptwriters’ hearts and be done with it! In yet another dismal remake/re-imaging of a great iconic movie, all subtlety and rich storytelling is thrown out the window in favor for smash-cuts, fast-paced time-jumps, and dialogue that is laughably dumbed-down. Welcome to 2016! *…

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Review: Re-Pete (“Pete’s Dragon”)

Yes, I know… it’s time for another remake! Not able to come up with a fresh, brand new story, Disney went back to 1977 and dusted off their failed kids musical, Pete’s Dragon, and decided to give it another go-around, but this time without a cartoon dragon, whimsy, songs, or barely any comedy. I suppose…

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Review – Not Quite a Dirty Dozen (“Suicide Squad”)

Another anticipated comic book legend brought to life, Suicide Squad boasts a Dirty Dozen-ish plot full of truly bad villains set on a task to earn their freedom if they’ll help the government destroy another super-baddy. It’s an age-old story, but add the Joker into the mix and you’ve got yourself a party! * *…

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Review – Some Real Mothers… (“Bad Moms”)

For all the mommies out there in the world, we salute you! From the scribes who gave us The Hangover, here’s a semi-raunchy film about three moms that have had it with PTA’s, their kids and the rotten men in their lives. In other words, it’s a women-empowerment movie written by two guys. Who knew?!…

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Review – Bourne Again (“Jason Bourne”)

It’s been ten years since our plucky super-duper spy dropped off the grid in 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. Jason Bourne has fully recovered from his pesky amnesia, knows his real name (it’s David Webb), and is thought long dead by those nasty CIA people after being shot by a fellow assassin. Yeah, he’s definitely overdue…