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‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is anything but

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is anything but

October 15, 2018

“Pulp Fiction.” “Fargo.” “The Usual Suspects.” These are some of the best neo-noir ensemble films that know how to properly flesh out its characters and deliver thrills. “Bad Times at the El...

‘Venom’ is neither a legitimate, or intentional, fun adventure

‘Venom’ is neither a legitimate, or intentional, fun adventure

Grant Hermanns, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Reviews

Sony has released its latest attempt to get back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of “Venom,” a standalone story based around the titular character, and much like the 2007 attempt to bring him to ...

‘The Predator’ makes a fast-paced and fun thrill ride for audiences

‘The Predator’ makes a fast-paced and fun thrill ride for audiences

September 18, 2018

“You are one beautiful motherfucker.” Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn, “Office Christmas Party”)’s response to first seeing The Predator is one of many moments that not only harkens back to the fi...

‘The Nun’ is an effectively creepy, albeit narratively flawed, spin-off

‘The Nun’ is an effectively creepy, albeit narratively flawed, spin-off

September 9, 2018

Since its inception in 2013, “The Conjuring” franchise has been one of the most successful and well-crafted series in the horror genre, with the first film still standing the scariest movie of all-time,...

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ may be small, but the laughs are huge

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ may be small, but the laughs are huge

July 14, 2018

“Well, the ‘60s were fun, but now I’m paying for it!” It only took 30 appearances for Stan Lee to finally find his best cameo yet, in the long-awaited “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which was n...

‘Deadpool 2’ is a brilliant sequel that doesn’t care what you think

‘Deadpool 2’ is a brilliant sequel that doesn’t care what you think

May 22, 2018

“Fuck Wolverine. First, he rides my coattails with the R-rating, and then that hairy motherfucker ups the ante by dying! What a dick! Well, guess what, Wolvie? I’m dying in this movie.” Well that...

Broken Lizard return with force in ‘Super Troopers 2’

Broken Lizard return with force in ‘Super Troopers 2’

April 24, 2018

“Do you really not remember this guy or are you just fucking with me?” “Yeah, I have no idea who he is.” “You know I heard everything you said?” “Son of a bitch, we’ve been doing that for year...

‘A Quiet Place’ is an early contender for best horror film of the year

‘A Quiet Place’ is an early contender for best horror film of the year

April 8, 2018

Silence is the greatest asset of “A Quiet Place,” the new horror film directed by John Krasinski. You may know him as Jim from “The Office,” but there's nothing funny happening here. The premi...