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Lucy – Movie Review

It had everything going for it: Scarlett Johansson’s immense talent, a great concept, the always likeable Morgan Freeman, and the promise of tons of action and special effects. But it fell flat.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Movie Review

This is a razor edge to walk–not stopping to explain much of anything, and depending on audiences to follow as new places, races, concepts, are thrown at them at high speed. But somehow the script works–it’s clever and well thought out,

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review

There’s a really well put together parallel structure in the script as ape and man alike struggle with similar leadership problems, even as the two cultures become reacquainted with each other. The apes are led by Caesar (Andy Serkis), trying to

The Purge: Anarchy – Movie Review

One year ago, I was singing the praises of The Purge, a low budget dystopian thriller that used a combination of tight scripting, solid worldbuilding, minimal special effects, and focused violence to show a frighteningly possible near future. I was eager

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Movie Review

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie Review It’s summer blockbuster season. And it’s time for another Michael Bay Transformers movie. Transformers: Age of Extinction is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. I love a movie full of explosions and good special effects, but