Category: Verdict: 4.0

The piece is engaging and well crafted. Fans of the genre will most definitely appreciate it.

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Despicable Me (2010)

With some movies, you can just tell the producers fell in love with a high concept and hired a creative team to work backward…

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Django Unchained (2012)

I contend that it’s impossible to discuss a movie by Quentin Tarantino without referencing his body of work as a whole. Consider his latest…

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Dredd (2012)

A few months ago, audiences were subjected to Gareth Evan’s The Raid: Redemption (2012), a balls-to-the-walls Indonesian thriller in which a tactical police squad…

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Easy A (2010)

Two decades after his last directorial effort, people are still talking about John Hughes. The writer-director didn’t just reinvigorate the high school comedy. For…

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Frozen (2013)

The bigwigs at Buena Vista Pictures must find it harder and harder these days to promote the somewhat antiquated image of the Disney princess….

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Furious 7 (2015)

With seven entries under its belt, no one could accuse the Fast and Furious franchise of reaching the finish line prematurely. Everyone was ready…

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.0

Geography III (1977)

The last book Elizabeth Bishop published before her passing in 1979, Geography III features such distinguished poems as “In the Waiting Room”, “The Moose”, and, of course, “One Art”. Rather than praise

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Go On 1.01: Pilot

One of the great pleasures in life is learning from experience. When life gives you lemons, you don’t just make lemonade; you also get…

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy comes just in the nick of time for the Marvel cinematic franchise. I used to think super-hero sequels inherently superior…

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Halloween II (2009)

Though I’d never much cared for Rob Zombie’s films, I was excited when I heard he’d be heading the 2007 Halloween remake. I thought…

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