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Ranking the Movies of 2018 Week 2

It’s week two of my ranking the movies of 2018 and so far, not much has stood out in terms of themes. I have seen 13 movies so far in 2018 with three classics, only one that wasn’t a disappointment, … Continue reading

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My Predictions for the Oscar Nominations 2018

The Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23rd; likely before this column is published. Nevertheless, as out of date these predictions will be by the time you read this, I wanted to get my predictions down, in … Continue reading

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Movie Review Den of Thieves

It’s well established in my podcasting and writing career that I do not care for the work of actor Gerard Butler. Butler’s acting tends to be lazy and inconsistent, and the movies he chooses to make range from mediocre to … Continue reading

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Movie Review 12 Strong

The story of the Horse Soldiers of Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11th attack is pretty damn remarkable. As told in 12 Strong, 12 American soldiers became the first American soldiers to hit back at al Qaeda by … Continue reading

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Movie Review Forever My Girl

Woof! Forever My Girl is a bad movie. This pseudo-Nicholas Sparks romance about a country music star who walked out on his wedding day and never went back to his hometown for seven years never, never rises above mediocre. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Movie Review The Post

The Post is an of-the-moment history lesson about the important role of the media in America. Steven Speilberg has made arguably the most relevant movie of our political moment, given the way that President Trump has made attacking the media … Continue reading

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New on Blu-Ray and DVD The Rift-Dark Side of the Moon

The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon is a strange little low-budget sci-fi horror movie that has no business being as fun as it is. This American-Serbian production from director Dejan Zecevic is well paced, fun and quite creepy. Movies … Continue reading

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Movie Review Home Again

Home Again is a vacuous and inane movie that is otherwise an inoffensive and forgettable romantic comedy about characters who have no problems. It’s the kind of vacuousness that you would think even Hollywood would be tired of by now … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Review The Pick Up Artist

The Pick Up Artist is a bizarrely bad movie of the kind only James Toback seems capable of. This mess of a romantic comedy and a gangster movie attempts to be both conventional and unconventional. Toback’s thing has always been … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Review Enter the Dragon

This week’s classic on the Everyone’s a Critic Movie Review Podcast is Enter the Dragon, the final film in the all too short career of the legendary Bruce Lee. I have had little exposure to kung fu movies in my … Continue reading

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