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REVIEW – “Doctor Sleep”: Mind-Numbing King Sequel Fills its Own Tall Order

In a year that’s seen Stephen King’s best work from his 80s writing heyday soured somewhat by poor marksmanship, even if the direction was always with best intention, perhaps it’s a miracle the best was saved for last. The absolute best, like mind-blowing, mind-numbing best. Legitimate horror personified without needing to rely excessively on nostalgia or grotesque imagery to tell …

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FILM REVIEW – “Gemini Man”: Will Smith Fights Younger Self, Cinematic Infamy in Mildly Decent Anomaly

21 years ago, then-hotshot producer Jerry Bruckheimer, while still working under the wings of one archaic mouse, released perhaps his most iconic, and highest-grossing piece of work. The space epic Armageddon seemed to have change the preeminent story by which summer popcorn blockbusters will live and die. Perhaps in an alternate universe, his most recent film out this weekend would’ve …

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FILM REVIEW – “Blinded By the Light”: Springsteen’s Music Shines Bright in Working Class Brit Dramedy

[NOTE: Film previously viewed as part of the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival] Queen. Elton John. The Beatles. Even Motley Crüe. And now Bruce Springsteen. You probably know where I’m going with this. Classic Rock is becoming a precise cinematic trend where either the biographical or the experimental sorts of filmmaking are reaching a mild fever. And in Gurinder Chadra’s …

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FILM REVIEW – “Men in Black: International”: A Soft Reboot That’s Hard to Swallow, Easy to Neuralize

If there’s a studio that knows how to strategically mine valuable IP to the best advantage, clearly Sony’s tracking the most productive pulse, and there’s certainly no disputing their track record. However, determining just what product people want is equally important. Men in Black International, the fourth in a sci-fi franchise built at the mammoth strength of Barry Sonnenfeld, Will …

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