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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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‘The Nun’ is 90 minutes of unvarnished nonsense

1/10 Imagine if The Evil Dead 2 took itself seriously. That’s The Nun. The Nun is that bad. “The darkest chapter of The Conjuring Universe” — because aping the language of its sister Insidious series wasn’t enough, they also had … Continue reading

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‘The Dark Knight’ 10 years later

It’s the Citizen Kane of superhero movies. That comparison gets thrown around a little more often than it should, but it’s completely appropriate in this case. Citizen Kane in 1941 was really the movie that alerted mass audiences to the … Continue reading

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Fresh director can’t elevate bland horror prequel

3/10 The eminent horror production studio has started to inject real talent into its movies, but it’s clearly not always going to be enough. In Annabelle: Creation, a group of orphans moves into the spacious, rural house of the mysterious … Continue reading

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Solid scares, likable cast, but Conjuring 2 is nothing new

Rhiannon Saegert @missmusetta If Insidious 4 The Conjuring 2 really is scarier than the original, it’s because by now, the people making these films have abandoned storytelling in favor of doing what they do best — decent scares. The film begins … Continue reading

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