REVIEW: ’50 Shades Of Black’ Runs Low On Laughs

There was no greater joy for me last Saturday than when the credits finally rolled for “50 Shades of Black,” the latest parody “comedy” from Marlon Wayans. Like the title says, this flick is a riff on last year’s “50 Shades of Grey:” it movie follows all of the beats of the movie it’s parodying,…
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‘The Revenant’ Wins DGA Award With Oscar Voting Around The Corner

“The Revenant” and its director Alejandro G. Inarritu scored major points this weekend, taking the top spot at the Director’s Guild of America Awards. The victory was the second consecutive one for Inarritu, who won the top prize last year for “Birdman.” Other cinema winners from the 68th DGA ceremony included Alex Garland, winning first-time…
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Monday Movie Report: SAG Win Means DiCaprio’s Oscar Campaign Is On Track

If Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild award ceremony is any indication, Leonardo DiCaprio’s wait for an Academy Award may be coming to an end soon. During the 22nd annual event, DiCaprio won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “The Revenant.” The award now joins DiCaprio’s other two…
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REVIEW: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Lags Behind Its Predecessors

Whenever someone says they have problems with excessive sequels, I always bring up “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011) as an example of how a sequel can surpass the original. The first film, released in 2008 was good, but “Kung Fu Panda 2” was even better and is one of my favorite animated films ever. So…
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REVIEW: ‘The Finest Hours’ Is Worth A Watch Thanks To The Thrills

“The Finest Hours” takes audiences back to the days of the 1950s and follows the story of U.S. Coast Guard Officer Bernie Webber (played by Chris Pine) who is stationed on the coast of Massachusetts. The film’s main conflict comes when an oil tanker gets torn in half by a monster blizzard in the Atlantic…
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