REVIEW: Poorly Handled Subtext Pulls The Plug On ‘Lights Out’

“Lights Out” likely could have been a better horror flick if it had handled one aspect better. The movie centers around the character Rebecca, played by Teresa Palmer. Rebecca is trying to make the best of what she has in life but is troubled by her mother’s clinical depression and the effects it has on…
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REVIEW: ‘Star Trek’ Series Returns To Form With ‘Beyond’

It looks like third time’s the charm. “Star Trek: Beyond” takes place about three years after the last film, “Into Darkness.” The USS Enterprise is now three years into a five year mission of exploration. While the ship is functioning and the crew is handling the adventure OK, Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) is…
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Monday Movie Report: Comic-Con 2016 Preview

It’s Comic-Con week. Besides Oscar week, this is one of the major times of the year for movie fans as a ton of new trailers, posters and information on upcoming releases comes out from movie studios. Additionally, the 2016 convention in San Diego will feature numerous panels about the film making and film critiquing process.…
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REVIEW: ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake Doesn’t Exceed Original, But Is A Fun Time At The Theater

No, this won’t ruin your childhood. The 2016 “Ghostbusters,” like the original, follows a group of three scientists with interest in the paranormal, specifically apparitions . Together, the trio includes Erin (Kristen Wiig), Abby (Melissa McCarthy) and Jillian (Kate McKinnon). After encountering an actual ghost, a sequence of events is set in motion that leads…
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REVIEW: If Not A Pet Owner, A Person Can Skip The ‘Secret Life Of Pets’

Illumination Studios, responsible for the “Despicable Me” franchise, is back with animals this time. “The Secret Life of Pets” takes place in New York City and follows a group of animals living in an apartment complex with various owners. More specifically, the film is about Max (Louis C.K.), a dog who lives a comfortable life…
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