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Ouija: Origin of Evil

Alex Nicholson and Chelsea Blake

October 13, 2016

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Alex: The first was a cheap cash-in on a Hasbro board game. A horror film that opens with a Hasbro logo shouldn’t even exist, let alone be as big a piece of trash that the first movie was. I’m saddened by the fact that it ...

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Alex Nicholson and Chelsea Blake

October 13, 2016

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Alex: I have nothing against Tyler Perry as a person. He seems like a nice guy. But he needs to stop making films. He is not a smart screenwriter. He is not a funny screenwriter. He is not a good screenwriter. Or director. Or actor. He h...

The Accountant

Alex Nicholson and Chelsea Blake

October 13, 2016

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Alex: As a person on the autistic spectrum, I find myself very intrigued by this movie. I may not be a mathematics savant, but I immediately connect with the character’s problems with socialization, and the rest of the movi...

The Magnificent Seven

Alex Nicholson, Vicki Olson, and Katie Smith

September 23, 2016

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Alex: As soon as the trailer came out for this, I was immediately interested. I really like movies with an ensemble cast, but I like it even better when each character is interesting and distinct, which this movie looks like it ...

Storks

Alex Nicholson, Vicki Olson, and Katie Smith

September 23, 2016

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Alex: In a year that has had several fantastic animated films, as well as a few terrible ones, this one looks like it will probably be on the lower level of good. The trailer had some good moments, some annoying ones, but all in all...

Queen of Katwe

Alex Nicholson, Vicki Olson, and Katie Smith

September 23, 2016

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Alex: I don’t like sport movies, but I think I’d make an exception for this one. This movie is based on the story of Phiona Mutesi, a girl from Uganda who became a champion chess player. It is produced by Walt Disney Pictures...

Captain America: Civil War

Rhys Durham and Luke Tilley

April 22, 2016

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Rhys: “Captain America: Civil War,” the sequel to the sequel for the sequel of a sequel. No more superheroes. Let us move on to richer fare that involves actual scriptwriting and direction instead of one-dimensional characters and explo...

Keanu

Rhys Durham and Luke Tilley

April 22, 2016

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Rhys: “Keanu” is a movie about two men out of their element, trying to get a stolen kitten back. As stupid as that sounds, what’s more of a kick in the shorts is that Keanu Reeves is not in the movie, and it didn’t l...

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Rhys Durham and Luke Tilley

April 22, 2016

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Rhys: I’m looking forward to “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” because of Charlize Theron. Personally, she’s the only one I thought had an acting bone in her body for the first one and the sequel looks to be more of the sa...

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Rhys Durham, Chelsea Blake, and Alex Nicholson

April 18, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Movie Reviews, Opinion

Rhys: “Barbershop 3: The Next Cut,” is another sequel. I can’t take it anymore. I enjoyed the first movie, could stomach the second movie, don’t think I’ll be able to watch the third. It’s a return to the well for Ice-Cube and ...

Criminal

Rhys Durham, Chelsea Blake, and Alex Nicholson

April 18, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Movie Reviews, Opinion

Rhys: “Criminal,” looks iffy. I would call it star studded if it was 15 years ago and Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner were still at the top of their game. Of course, this might bring them back to the limelight. The prem...

The Jungle Book

Rhys Durham, Chelsea Blake, and Alex Nicholson

April 18, 2016

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Rhys: “The Jungle Book,” is going to be another CGI extravaganza, so the question becomes will it choose style over substance, or will it keep to the spirit of the stories? Or, perish the thought, is it just a live action r...

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