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I’ve always considered the "Thor" movies to be the weaker entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and despite the sheer quality of most other films in the franchise, 2013’s "Thor: the Dark World" although not terrible, might’ve been the worst of them. So naturally, I was a little skeptical that Thor’s third solo outing would still come up short. As presumptuous as that w…

The D.C. cinematic universe films (aside from "Wonder Woman") hold up for a very short time. They appear good – or at least entertaining – at first, but when they’re actually thought about in any real capacity, they tend to wither under the lights. "Batman v. Superman" is overstuffed, confused and tries to rely on fans’ knowledge of the characters and plot points instead …

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"Blade Runner 2049" is set 30 years after the influential and ground-breaking 1982 "Blade Runner," and aims to continue the original film’s story while further developing the fascinating, but bleak world of the future. "Blade Runner" told the story of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a police officer charged with hunting down and destroying any "Replicants" – robots that loo…

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Starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, "The Mountain Between Us" tells the story of two people who would otherwise never know each other and their surprisingly romantic struggle for survival. The adventure begins with Kate Winslet, as Alex, failing to get a flight to her wedding, which is the next day. Idris Elba, as Ben, is having a similar problem. He is a neurosurgeon …

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"Wonder Woman," the fourth film in the recent D.C. cinematic universe, tries its best to make up for Zach Snyder’s disappointing "Man of Steel" and "Batman vs. Superman." With many fans hoping for a good film in the franchise, and with the immense popularity of its title character, can "Wonder Woman" defy the conventions of its forebears and save the D.C. cinematic univer…

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The "Alien" film franchise has always been synonymous with atmospheric tension, and suspense surrounding one of the most creative, inventive and terrifying creature designs ever: the late H.R. Giger’s xenomorph. Although every movie in the series is technically a different genre, the one that made the biggest departure was 2012’s "Prometheus." The film served as an origin…

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The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," serves as a continuation of the adventures of the titular Guardians as they learn more about Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father, whom he hasn’t seen in decades. The film opens with the Guardians protecting some very valuable batteries and returning them to their owners, a powerfu…

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Through 17 years of X-Men films, Hugh Jackman has played the fan favorite character of Logan, the Wolverine, in every one, and regardless of their individual qualities as films themselves, he has always given solid, character-driven performances that have done the comic book hero justice. Because of this legacy, it is with great enthusiasm that I say Jackman’s final film …

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"The Lego Batman Movie" is a spin-off of sorts to 2014’s "The Lego Movie" and revolves around the titular Batman once again saving Gotham City from a colorful rogues gallery of villains, led by The Joker. I was a fan of "The Lego Movie," so I expected I would at least like "The Lego Batman Movie," but from the very first scene I was floored. The animation which, yes, is …

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"The Founder" tells the true story of how McDonald’s grew from a local restaurant known for its quick service and (ironically) quality control into the unmatched and unrivaled largest restaurant chain, which currently serves one percent of the world’s population every day. It all starts with a man named Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) an ice cream mixer salesman who is having a…

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"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" takes place in the days before 1977’s "Star Wars: A New Hope," and tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), an Imperial engineer working on an experimental new project known as the Death Star. Jyn hasn’t seen her father since the Galactic Empire called him back to work on the Death Star pro…

The newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Doctor Strange," tells the story of Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a successful but arrogant neurosurgeon. Strange leads a rich lifestyle and has the power to choose which surgeries to perform based on the skill they involve and the glory they provide, not the good they might do and the people they would mos…