REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ Had A Nice Premise, Poor Execution

UFOs, aliens and government cover-ups can all be pretty entertaining stuff. When a film just uses that premise for a rather generic found footage flick, though, it can be rather dull. “Phoenix Forgotten” is such a film. The picture was inspired by an event in the late 90s where residents in Arizona reported seeing lights…
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REVIEW: A Compelling Look At A Historic Tragedy In ‘the Promise’ Held Back By Romantic Subplot

“The Promise” is a picture that acts as both a historical period piece and a romantic drama. Unfortunately, the latter becomes a weakness to the overall film. The movie sets itself up at the onset of the first World War in the Ottoman Empire and mainly follows three characters, a medical student named Mikael (Oscar…
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REVIEW: Eighth ‘Furious’ Takes The Franchise To Whole New Level Of Crazy

Do you have a restaurant you enjoy going to that isn’t perfect but you still enjoy it? There’s some dishes there that aren’t the best of all time, they won’t win any awards, but they’re good, comfort food. That’s more or less what “The Fast and the Furious” franchise has become. Since the fourth film…
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REVIEW: ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Contains Plenty Of Style, Not Enough Substance

Like the robots featured on screen, the 2017 “Ghost in the Shell” feels all too artificial in many aspects. An adaptation of the 1995 anime film of the same name, “Ghost in the Shell” follows the cybernetic character Major Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson). The first of her kind, Killian was created as an experiment, taking…
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REVIEW: ‘Power Rangers’ Is Worth Checking Out For Fans And Non-Fans

If you’re a “Power Rangers” fan, you should definitely go go to the theater for this live action adaptation. Even if you’re not, though, it’s still a flick worth checking out. Taking its cues from the original season of the 90s smash hit, the picture follows five teenagers living in the city of Angel Grove…
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