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‘Doctor Sleep’ made with love, pulled down by editing

6/10 As the ‘10s come to a close, the 30-year cycle of media nostalgia for the ‘80s is in full swing. The specific subset of romance for Stephen King media reaches its theoretical nadir with Doctor Sleep, both a sequel … Continue reading

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‘Ready Player One’ is pure blockbuster magic

9/10 Ready Player One is a blue-blooded blockbuster, a brass bonanza of nostalgia, special effects and action. In 2045, overpopulation has turned Earth’s major cities into desperate slums. Most of the population regularly escapes to the OASIS, a massive multiplayer … Continue reading

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Angry Birds is a fun, deep kids movie

Everyone’s cynical about the bevy of talking animal movies coming out right now, but for its part at least, The Angry Birds Movie is fantastic. The movie follows Red (Jason Sudeikis), a robin who can’t control his temper and is sent to … Continue reading

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The Witch trades in thrills to deliver unbelievable chills

No, it’s not the scariest movie ever made. It may, however, be the scariest movie ever made entirely about boobs. Set in the 1600s a few decades before the Salem Witch Trials, The Witch follows a Puritan family banished from their plantation over … Continue reading

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’60s adaptation aggressively, overwhelmingly funny

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is the perfect date movie, in that I want to take this movie out on a date. The beautiful and charming movie, based on the 1960s television series, thrusts Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill), a master thief blackmailed … Continue reading

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