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Movie Review: Passengers (2016)

There are few phenomena more fascinating in Hollywood than a sophomore slump. And for Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, who was Oscar nominated for his first English language feature (the brilliant biopic The Imitation Game), the fact that his follow-up flail

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One (B) is the Star Wars film that puts its titular wars front and center with a Dirty Dozen style assemblage of warriors embarking on a strategic mission. This first standalone film outside the typical trilogy format

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Guest Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor, Silver Screen Capture David Yates’ prequel to the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (C-) changes the Wizarding World setting from mainly rural Great Britain to 1920’s New York City. The

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Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch casts one helluva spell as an intellectual, cerebral superhero with the ability to shape-shift his surroundings in Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange (B), a mostly engaging entry into the Marvel multiverse. The title character is an arrogant surgeon who

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Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

An epic true tale of faith has met its match in a filmmaker for whom fire and brimstone are merely a prelude, and the power and singularity of his vision on screen cannot be denied. Director Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

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Movie Review: Suicide Squad

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (C) does a good job introducing and humanizing an ensemble of D.C. Universe villains. Each gets his or her own visual fact file, akin to a baseball card or Pokemon pop-up stats, which is a helpful

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Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond

Few traces of classic wit or intellect surface as the crew of the Starship Enterprise weathers the swarm of a bio-weapon hive on a remote planet in the lukewarm third entry of a rebooted franchise in Justin Lin’s Star Trek

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Movie Review: Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016)

Despite being loosely based on a tale told better more than three decades ago, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (B-) doesn’t necessarily lack for ideas. In fact, this all-female makeover of the let’s-capture-ghosts-run-amok-in-Manhattan story is a whirling dervish of

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Movie Review: The BFG (2016)

Steven Spielberg earns a C+ for The BFG (aka The Big Friendly Giant), and this family film is decidedly a GNAS (grower, not a shower), largely languid for nearly two thirds of its length and then unexpectedly rising like a

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Guest Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Independence Day: Resurgence (C-) falls under the weight of its own existence. This was a heavily delayed film for the past two decades that was just screaming sequel for years, and it

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