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Movie review: ‘Life of the Party’

Melissa McCarthy can be really funny. She can have you rolling in the aisles and nail you with a real by-cracky knee-slapper ... more

Movie review: 'Bad Samaritan'

Dean Devlin is a producer best known for blockbuster pictures, such as "Independence Day," "Godzilla" and "Stargate." But, as a director, his rather light resume now lists a … more

Movie review — 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Either somebody at Marvel read my mind or the suits in charge have been playing one heck of a long game. Some time back I complained that superhero movies have fallen into a … more

Movie review – "Annihilation"

The science fiction film tradition owes a lot to visionary, though crude, efforts of the 1950s.You can see how pictures, such as "The War of the Worlds" gave way to … more

Movie review: 'Truth or Dare'

A new horror-thriller from the Blumhouse fright factory shows that sub-par B-movies are still alive and kicking at the multiplex. This one, called "Truth or Dare," (I can just … more

Movie review: "A Quiet Place"

A good horror movie, at least to this writer’s mind, is made of several tried and true formulas ... more

Movie review: "Ready Player One"

Many of Steven Spielberg's movies are chapters in a long tome on lost innocence, broken families yearning to be repaired and nostalgia for a past when certain warm and fuzzy … more

Movie Review: "Pacific Rim: Uprising"

Unlike the noisy and quickly tiresome "Transformers" franchise (yes, I said it), when director Guillermo del Toro adapted (and presented) Travis Beacham's comic book into the … more

Movie review: 'Death Wish'

Director Eli Roth isn't exactly recognized for his subtlety. Known for extreme torture-horror flicks, such as "Hostel," "Cabin Fever" and "The Green Inferno," he's risen to … more

Movie review: 'Red Sparrow'

Director Francis Lawrence — who helmed three "Hunger Games" movies, the cultish "Constantine," the inadvertently silly "I Am Legend," plus a slew of music videos for the … more
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