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MOVIE REVIEW: War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is the highly anticipated and potential final entry to the Apes franchise. I’d like to go back in time a bit and review how we got here. In 2011, if you had asked me my thoughts on a reboot of the sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes, I would laughed at you. It …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Drone

No matter where you fall on the spectrum, it’s hard to avoid any sort of political discussion. Whether on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat (somehow I’m sure), you can’t avoid it. The last time we saw such fervor was during the Cold War, which Hollywood took and we saw the explosion of the political thriller. The Manchurian Candidate, Three …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura is the newest horror film from Chiller Films. The movie is a a veteran war photographer, dealing with PTSD, trying to pull his life together and move on from the horrors of war he witnessed. In doing so, he takes up a job taking photo of real estate properties with a camera his wife gives him. As you …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Beyond the Edge

Let’s take a trip back in time, shall we? Let’s go back to the 1990’s, a time where the economy was doing well, we have relative peace, the movie industry was barreling forward with new technology, and we were introduced to Hollywood’s new “It” man, Casper Van Dien. Van Dien first gained recognition for his role in the space action …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Stray Bullets

On the surface, Stray Bullets seems like a pretty run of the mill crime thriller. Two teenage boys get tangled with three criminals they just happened to come across in upstate New York. That all seems pretty standard as I was watching this film, but soon after the credits rolled and I started doing my research to write this review …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Drifter

Despite what some may say or think, I am a big horror fan. I love a good horror flick that can chill me to the bone, make me question every creek and bump in my house, and wake me up several times during the night because the film got to me in such a way that it just crept into …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Go North

I feel like sometimes when I watch movies and review them for this site, I’m too hard them. Maybe I’m expecting too much from these smaller, independent movies, or maybe a lot of them I don’t fully understand.  For Go North, I really wanted to have as open of a mind as possible and really experience this film. Never mind …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Counter Clockwise

Have you ever heard that saying, “Your eyes are bigger than your plate”? That’s pretty much how I sum up Counter Clockwise, a movie that try to be bigger than it was, but ultimately had nothing new to say. It’s not to say this is bad, not at all, it just tried to do more than it could. Counter Clockwise …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Abattoir

I’ll start off by saying, I really did not know what to expect going into this movie. The title, Abattoir, is very cryptic, the poster is dark and mysterious, and other than wonderful character actress Lin Shaye, no big names are attached. I did learn the director is Darren Lynn Bousman directed this psychological horror film, and that intrigued me. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hacksaw Ridge

It is officially Oscar season – that time of year when Hollywood starts dishing out what they believe are going to be their prestigious films to take home that little golden statue. One common compliant heard during this season is that we always get the same kinds of film. However, I always look forward to these films as some of …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Jack Goes Home

Ah, October, It’s honestly one of my favorite times of year. The weather is cooling down, I can bust out the flannel, hockey is officially back, and of course, it’s the optimum time to watch horror movies. I look forward to this so much as I save specific movies to watch every year, as well as some old films I’ve …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor is high on concept, but low on execution. Told in three different styles of film, two kids, Ethan and Sean (played by Logan Miller and Keir Gilchrist) decide to conduct a social experiment on their weird and lonely neighbor, Mr. Grainey (played by James Caan). As the experiment ramps up, the kids start to think that the …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ClownTown

They say “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.  I respectfully disagree with this statement. The cover is the first impression a person sees with any art form. You have to show the consumer something that will get them to pick up that book or press that play button, otherwise they will move on.ClownTown is a low budget horror film …

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MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs

War Dogs is the new Todd Phillips film starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, telling the story of two 20-something men scoring a large contract with the U.S Military to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. Oh, one more thing, this actually happened! Despite starring two massive stars whose combined filmography I generally enjoy (Whiplash being one of my favorite films in …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Demon

In today’s world of cinema, we seem to get two kinds of horror films. The first kind are the cheap, cash grab gimmicks that are made for cheap, in hopes that it banks at the box office and turns into a cash cow for the studio for the next decade.  Modern cinema seems to be overrun with these kinds of …