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Finding the right piece of ‘Glass’ is cumbersome

From M. Night Shyamalan comes a superhero film that’s unlike any you’ve seen before. This isn’t Marvel or DC. This isn’t the Avengers or the Justice League. This movie attempts to bridge the gap between superhero fiction and reality. It focuses on characters that have abilities but are somewhat believable. Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) […]

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‘The Upside’ has a downside but shows Kevin Hart has range

“The Upside”, a drama/comedy starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman, is based on the life of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, a French businessman who became a quadriplegic in 1993 from a paragliding accident.  (It also follows a French film based on the story.) The tale is about an ex-convict Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) […]

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Sink or Swim: Aquaman glides through expectations

Aquaman is back but this time he’s without his “Super Friends.” This film is all about the extraordinary half human/half-Atlantean being, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), or as he’s more commonly known, Aquaman, who assumes his rightful place upon the throne of Atlantis. For the Entourage fans, this is not scrawny Vinnie Chase dressing up in […]

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Into the Spider-Verse spins its web with panache

Critically acclaimed and praised by audiences too, Into the Spider-Verse has had a positive reception.  At the outset of the film, we are introduced to notorious criminal Kingpin as he gains access to the power of a particle accelerator, which allows him to reach parallel universes and thus, alternate versions of himself and others. What […]

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The Grinch Steals Christmas but not our hearts

Dr. Suess’ famous Christmas story is born again in this latest 3D computer-animated interpretation, The Grinch (2018), produced by Illumination, the same production team that worked on the Despicable Me films. It is the story’s third screen adaptation. What’s the movie about? Created in 1957, this story is one of the author’s most famous works. […]