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Not Even Henry Golding Can Save ‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’

It has been some time since the last G.I. Joe movie hit the big screen. The Dwayne Johnson-led G.I. Joe: Retaliation, with Channing Tatum and also starring Bruce Willis, came out in 2013. Prior to that, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra was released in 2009. The two movies combined for nearly $700 million worldwide at the box office, but against collective…

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Summer Movie Catch Up: Reviews for ‘In the Heights’ and ‘Escape Room: Tournament of Champions’

From director Jon M. Chu (Crazy, Rich, Asians) and musical mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), comes a film about a block known as Washington Heights: where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big. Lying just outside of the 181st street subway stop is Usnavi (Anthony Ramos, Broadway’s Hamilton and A Star is Born), the charming and…

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The American Dream is Lost in ‘The Forever Purge’

The Forever Purge is an effective horror-action-thriller, albeit a predictable one. Set on the Mexican border, the film weaves in political commentary about immigration, the wealth gap, and supremacist militias trying to self-regulate society. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but perhaps we don’t give The Purge franchise enough credit for what it is: a grossly exaggerated and…

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About Damn Time. Review for ‘Black Widow’

Scarlett Johansson has been one of the principal faces in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception. Her portrayal of Black Widow has charmed audiences in Iron Man 2 (2010), Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and all the Avengers movies (2012-2019). However, until this year, Johansson never had a film of her own (and Ant Man has two!…

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Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson Reunite For Action-Comedy Sequel ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’

The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a surprise action-comedy hit that released in theaters during the late summer of 2017. The film paired stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as an unlikely bodyguard hitman duo, who are pursued by a bloodthirsty Eastern European dictator (another role Gary Oldman disappears in). The film coasted off the banter-driven chemistry…

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