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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    There’s a lot of fun going on in the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” They involve a guillotine, which breaks and now plays like a pendulum ride; a bank robbery, which means taking the… Read More ›

  • Baywatch

    Pretty much the only entertaining movies based on classic TV shows are “Starsky and Hutch” and the “21 Jump Street” movies, whereas some (I won’t point out any names) are either mean-spirited or reckless. That’s the case with “Baywatch,” which… Read More ›

  • Alien: Covenant

    In my review of last March’s alien bomb “Life,” I predicted Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” would be more entertaining, and I was right. In fact, it’s more entertaining than Scott’s predecessor “Prometheus.” This sequel of the prequel to the “Alien”… Read More ›

  • Dean

    Most Indies aren’t mean-spirited or sappy, and that pleases me. But “Dean,” a would-be comedy written, directed by and starring Demetri Martin, offers those two negativities. It’s a shame that as much as you like the main character, you have… Read More ›

  • Chuck

    We have to thank Chuck Wepner for taking on Muhammad Ali, because of the inspiration he’s given in Bayonne, NJ, and for inspiring the movie “Rocky.” That’s right. It’s the real Rocky Balboa, only his nickname, as much as he… Read More ›

  • The Wall

    I just reviewed two action movies this week. The first is the choppy “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” which lasted only two hours, and “The Wall,” director Doug Liman’s latest war drama, which lasted only 80 minutes. “The Wall”… Read More ›

  • Snatched

    “Snatched” may star such nice talents as Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, and it may be crafted by writer Katie Dippold, producer Paul Feig, and director Jonathan Levine, but it doesn’t have anywhere to go. It’s so short, that it… Read More ›

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Director Guy Ritchie has made entertaining movies, including “Snatch,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” but “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is not among them. It’s more of a goofy romp with fine acting (Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou,… Read More ›

  • Tomorrow Ever After

    My mother told me that one of her cousins has a cameo role in an Indie film called “Tomorrow Ever After.” His name is Dan Rovner, and he plays a security guard, who is just a background character. Unfortunately, I… Read More ›

  • The Dinner

    Like “Manchester by the Sea,” “The Dinner” mixes together the past and the present in order to explain the story; and like “Norman,” it also features a charming performance from Richard Gere. But unlike those two, “The Dinner” is overdosed… Read More ›

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