FILM REVIEW: Deadpool (2016, 108 Minutes)

Deadpool (Theatrical Super Hero Movie, 2016). Some Super Heroes and their movies take themselves entirely too seriously. That’s certainly not the case with Deadpool, the movie franchise or the character. Ryan Reynolds shines here (and in the more recent, equally uproarious sequel) as the smart-mouthed center of attention. The film’s joyously snarky animated opening credits leave […]

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FILM REVIEW: Arrival

Arrival (Theatrical Science Fiction Movie, 2016). This film, based on a story by Ted Chang, one of the very best of the younger generation of SF authors, earned a fistful of Academy Award nominations. It won in one technical category (sound) and could’ve easily earned more. If it wasn’t that year’s actual Best Picture, it was […]

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ZOMBIE DREAMIN’

Anybody up for a low-budget zombie flick that’s funny, weird, has original music and which blends horror with sharp social commentary? How about the fact that it’s got Eric Roberts, Butch Patrick and comic book legend Stan Lee in it? Okay, it’s also got me in it as a particularly obnoxious zombie–but don’t let that […]

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