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The framework is all too familiar. A terrorist bomb attack kills several innocent people in the midst of a large urban city, London in this case. more
A few highly detailed and compelling-to-read articles have been written about what happened to the Granite Mountain Hotshots on June 30, 2013. In fact, one of them, titled “No Exit” by … more
The real Barry Seal was tall, overweight and, by some accounts, possessed a larger-than-life personality. Actor Tom Cruise works hard to at least capture one of those attributes in Doug Liman’s “based on a true story” film of Seal’s criminal exploits. more
In that now-widely talked-about wacky fusion of James Bond and “Kick-Ass,” writer-director Matthew Vaughn returns with a smashy-crashy sequel to 2014’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” that is more of the same, but a teeny bit deeper into the character’s backstory. more
In most movies and certainly in TV, poverty is either a temporary state, played for laughs or something lazy people fall into because it’s their own fault. more
There is great promise in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film, “Wind River.” more
No matter how strong and competent we are as adults, there are creepy crawlies from our childhoods carefully locked away in the attics of our minds. more
There’s Stephen King, and then there’s Stephen King. But, if you were hoping for an adaptation of one of Steverino’s most epic works, this isn’t it. more
Conventional war movies most often have an unerring story to tell, one that is usually restricted by the often-well-chronicled account left by military historians and those who survived the ordeal. more
In the narrow universe that represents the target audience for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” one has to hope it hits all the right notes. more
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