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"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" Movie Review by Van Roberts

Hollywood must constantly reinvent old yarns to make them relevant for contemporary audiences.  “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” director Guy Ritchie embraces this strategy with his spectacular, $175-million, sword & sorcery saga “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (**** OUT OF ****), starring “Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Hunnam as the title character.  961 more words

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"Instant Death" Movie Review by Van Roberts

Sometimes, a guilty pleasure can be a lot of fun.  Watching the straight-to-video, Lou Ferrigno, action DVD “Instant Death” (**1/2 OUT OF ****) revived memories of Charles Bronson’s “Death Wish” movies, Liam Neeson’s “Taken” trilogy, and the Sylvester Stallone “Rambo” franchise.  976 more words

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The Weeks Biggest Trailers

By Jay Hunter This week saw some of the biggest movies of the year receive second trailers. If you’re yet to catch up, you can see all of them in one place below. 220 more words

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"The Promise" Movie Review by Van Roberts

The savage Armenian genocide depicted in director Terry George’s sprawling, historical epic “The Promise” (**1/2 OUT OF ****) overshadows not only a stellar cast, including Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon, but also a lackluster triangular romance among these characters during the decline of the once formidable Ottoman Empire in Turkey.  942 more words

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"Phoenix Forgotten" Movie Review by Van Roberts

Combine “The Blair Witch Project” with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and you’ve got the gist of freshman director Justin Barber’s found-footage, sci-fi, horror chiller “Phoenix Forgotten” (* OUT OF ****), involving an alleged UFO sighting in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, March 13, 1997.  963 more words

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"The Fate of the Furious" Movie Review by Van Roberts

The eighth entry in “The Fast and The Furious” franchise, “Straight Outta Compton” director F. Gary Gray’s “The Fate of the Furious” (*** OUT OF ****) takes demolition derby derring-do to delirious heights, with audacious, high-octane automotive anarchy like you’ve never seen.   965 more words

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