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Movie review: “Terminator Genisys”

Time travel — ugh. Terminator Genisys, the latest installment of the humans vs. robots saga, riffs heavily on elements from the first two James Cameron-helmed movies in the series and largely (and wisely) ignores the third and fourth movies. It opens with humanity’s defeat of Skynet in the post-apocalyptic future, the discovery of the malevolent A.I.’s last-ditch … Continue reading

Movie review: “Magic Mike XXL”

If there was ever a movie that didn’t need a sequel it was Steven Soderberg’s Magic Mike. That’s not to say that Soderbergh’s 2012 film was a failure or a flop; quite the opposite in fact. A pseudo-biographic dramedy loosely based on its lead actor Channing Tatum’s brief career as a male stripper, it caught viewers off-guard with … Continue reading

Movie review: “Jurassic World”

Jurassic Park hit theaters way back in 1993 at just the right time — Michael Crichton’s novel, which had become an instant bestseller three years earlier, was perfect for film and big-budget blockbusters hadn’t yet become over-saturated in CGI effects. Much has changed since then, so much so that one has to ask how a premise as … Continue reading

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