Tag: Adventure

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Time for a Reel THE SHAPE OF WATER review

The Shape of Water review

Guillermo del Toro has always kept viewers guessing. From one movie to the next, you never know what you’re going to get with him. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is widely seen as his best work so far. Not everyone can get behind his unique visions but 2017 might prove to be different. Could The Shape of …

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Time for a Reel THOR: RAGNAROK review

Thor: Ragnarok review

Walt Disney Pictures, still in their embarrassment of riches phase, has pretty much figured out that whatever the studio churns out will make money. Thankfully, Kevin Feige and company have no desire to coast to the finish line. The clear winner here, at least so far, has been the countless fans of the franchise. Being …

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Time for a Reel A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS review

A Bad Moms Christmas review

Even though Halloween feels like it just happened…wait, it did just happen, focus has already shifted to the most wonderful time of the year. Poor Thanksgiving. There are probably more Christmas movies than all other holiday themed movies combined. Bad Moms (2016) was a major box office success when it was released last summer. A …

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Time for a Reel KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle review

In February of 2014, Matthew Vaughn floored audiences with amazing graphics, compelling storylines and over the top action for all to enjoy. It was then that we were caught off guard by Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). A symphony of glorious praise is the best way to describe that experience. All off the independent parts …

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Time for a Reel THE DARK TOWER review

The Dark Tower review

Full disclosure here right off of the bat. I am a HUGE fan of the Dark Tower series of books written by Stephen King. All it took was a seemingly normal high school homework assignment where I was tasked to write a book report on the novel of my choice. I made my way into …

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Time for a Reel VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets review

Luc Besson is an acclaimed French director that has enjoyed international success for more than three decades. He’s also one of the few that is tied down to any one genre. In my opinion, Besson’s best works were back in the 90s when directed films such as La Femme Nikita (1990), Léon: The Professional (1994) …

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Time for a Reel WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review

War for the Planet of the Apes review

Director Matt Reeves has returned for the third chapter of this arc of the apes. The latest franchise reboot kicked off with Rupert Wyatt in the director’s chair for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) which did very well in the critics’ eyes as well as in the box office. I’m sure that …

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Time for a Reel SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING review

Spider-Man: Homecoming review

Over the past several years Marvel has continued to rewrite the enormity of their scope. They’ve expanded to global conflicts, interplanetary incursions and even interdimensional mystical melees. Everything just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Sony Pictures, however, has decided to go in an entirely different direction with one of their most valuable commodities. Spider-Man: Homecoming …

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Time for a Reel DESPICABLE ME 3 review

Despicable Me 3 review

Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise continues to grow and somehow has also found a way to remain prosperous throughout each new endeavor. Kudos to the writers and to the studio for allowing the franchise to take on a life of its own. With a sequel and a spin-off out of the way, Despicable Me 3 searches …

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Time for a Reel TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT review

Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay’s “robots in disguise” franchise has been a financial force to be reckoned with since the theatrical live action (yeah, heavy CGI counts as live action) debut of Transformers (2007). Since that time, three sequels followed with each making Paramount Pictures truckloads of money. The interesting dynamic is that it didn’t take US audiences …