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Poltergeist (2015)

This rejiggering of the 1982 classic is reminiscent of “Poseidon” or 2005’s “The Amityville Horror” — a significantly shorter simulacrum that works on its own single-serving terms.
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Mad Max: Fury Road

An instant classic and an unforgettable, habit-forming rush you’ll crave continuously to mainline the reason we go to movies in the first place. Continue reading

When film franchises reboot

Why do some film franchises come out with new sequels or reboots 10, 20, 30 years down the line? Continue reading

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Hot Pursuit

Texas is a big state. By the time the credits roll on “Hot Pursuit,” you’ll feel like you’ve crossed it by car and taken the scenic route. Continue reading

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Class of 1985: “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”

Despite its introduction of the immediately iconic Thunderdome arena, this Mad Max tale can’t quite bridge a directorial split. Continue reading

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The Age of Adaline

Despite frustrating first and final acts, “The Age of Adaline” eases into easygoing, effective melodrama thanks to a most unlikely savior. Continue reading

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Furious Seven

It respectfully sends off Paul Walker amid momentum microbursts, but “Furious Seven” feels more like joyless, obligatory due diligence than a fun thrill ride. Continue reading

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Class of 1985: “The Last Dragon”

Striking a funky, daffy, multi-genre, low-budget sweet spot, “The Last Dragon” takes an inner-city poke at the hero’s journey without taking the piss out of it. Continue reading

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The Gunman

An ill fit for Sean Penn on fronts of art and altruism, “The Gunman” plays like something the actor, co-writer and producer probably loathes: “voluntourism.” Continue reading

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Run All Night

Wheezing, limping and lumbering all night much more than it runs, Liam Neeson’s most arthritic action movie to date isn’t one with a number wedged in its title. Continue reading

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