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Batman Returns (1992)

In Batman Returns, Tim Burton delivers the most audaciously eccentric blockbuster ever made.  After the mammoth…

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Black Widow (2021)

If the MCU’s cultural phenomenon were a swimming pool, then Black Widow requires a doggy paddle…

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The Misfits (2021)

It only took 125 years of moviemaking, but The Misfits has finally given us the cinematic equivalent of a wet willie. That might sound a smidge dramatic, but after 94 miserable minutes of this sweaty, obnoxious action bonanza, I wanted to scrub out both my ears with soap.

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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Two and Half Stars

I got bored with this one, just like I used to with the upright version, back at O.J.’s Hamburgers & Arcade.  Real Kombat fans may love it, but skeptics should steer clear.  

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Gemini Man (2019)

 Unfortunately, everything good about this movie also serves as a reminder of everything it could’ve been.  

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Anna (2019)

For all its flaws, I will give it this:  Anna boasts the rare distinction of being bloody and boring at the same time.

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Cinemavino — Episode 45: Those About to Rock

This week, we screen an over-the-top 90s classic, The Rock.  We got cornball one-liners, frantic Michael Bay direction, and a wacky chase through the streets of San Francisco.

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John Wick 3: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019)

Third movies in the franchise are usually where all the air finally goes out of the balloon, but John Wick 3 does a great job of clearing the same bar set by its predecessors.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

I’m gonna kick off this review with the stinging chill of full disclosure:  Pokémon is…

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Shazam! (2019)

Freewheeling and fun, Shazam! is a game-changer for the DC franchise.

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