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Dr. Strange

Director: Scott Derrickson. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen. USA, 2016. IMDb: 7.6. My rating: 2.5/4. 727 more words

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"Evil Dead": A Definitive Mainstream Horror Film

Before I watch a movie, I enter with both hope and skepticism in hand. Sounds contradictory, right? Well, not necessarily so. I come in the theater, or in class, hoping that the film I watch is of high quality but I am also open to getting disappointed. 1,270 more words

ReelReviews #107: 1960s Best Picture winner: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

MARCH 6, 2017 SCREENING: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

Ah, the motion picture epic.  Lawrence of Arabia has it in spades and is one of the finest examples of “larger than life” movies from that era:  it’s running time is nearly four hours, and includes an overture, an intermission (I watched the movie over two nights and turned it off at the half way mark the first night, unaware that the movie would have done it by itself in ten minutes and announced the Intermission), lush gorgeous color film, huge action sequences,  and a cast of now critically acclaimed A-list actors (most notably was Peter O’Toole, who was an “up and coming” actor at the time). 526 more words

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Passengers

Director: Morten Tyldum. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Lawrence Fishburne. USA, 2016. IMDB: 7.0. My rating: 1.5/4.

– Jim, these are  not robot questions. 778 more words

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Film review: Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin, 2016)

Verdict: 7.5/10

There’s one question we all asked ourselves as we went into the cinema to see this film: With J.J. Abrams gone as director, is the new Star Trek sequel any good? 902 more words

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Film Review: BFG (Steven Spileberg, 2016)

Giant country!

Verdict: 4/10

The BFG is a film that not only doesn’t live up to anyone’s expectations but is just simply a bad film. Silly (not in a good way) horrifically uninteresting and at least half an hour too long, this film disappoints giantly. 1,107 more words

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