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‘Hellboy’ is drunk, but tries valiantly to not go home

2/10 Hellboy isnt’ just terrible. It’s stylishly terrible. In Tijuana, Hellboi (David Harbour), a half-demon known as the world’s greatest paranormal investigator, is forced to kill Esteban Ruiz (Mario de la Rosa), a colleague and drinking buddy who had been … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip- ‘Upside’ a surprise winner, BAFTA nominations

The Upside doubled its box office expectations last weekend, earning $20.4 million for a surprise No. 1 finish. Aquaman sunk to no. 2 for the first time with a strong $17.4 million in its fourth weekend and, somewhat astonishingly, becoming … Continue reading

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‘Aquaman’ gets big picture wrong, gets details wrong too

2/10 Last year, The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s fairy tale love story about banging a frog person, won best picture, and I warned at the time to be ready for an influx of movies about sexy frog people. … Continue reading

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‘Uprising’ doesn’t live up to original, its own potential

4/10 Pacific Rim: Uprising is a three hour epic adventure that’s been stuffed into a 111 minute box. Ten years after his father sacrificed himself in the Battle of the Breach, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega, who also produces) has grown … Continue reading

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‘Shape of Water’ enjoyable, can’t help but feel underwhelming

8/10 The no. 1 movie of the year at the box office is Beauty and the Beast. Its top Oscar contender is Mutey and the Frog Person. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water follows Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), who … Continue reading

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