It’s official: “Star Wars” is milking it.
There’s a scene in “The Last Jedi” emblematic of Disney’s directorial influence—toward unserious, self-referential mockery that panders to the poorest of tastes—and director Rian Johnson’s admonishment of nerd-like nostalgia.
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“Logan Lucky” is the poor man’s “Ocean’s Eleven.” Viva Las Vegas is replaced with the Charlotte Motor Speedway, George Clooney with Channing Tatum, and great with good enough.
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There are three types of Christmas movies: traditional ones, Uncle Frank’s (which “if Uncle Frank says no, then it must be really bad”), and The Magic Word’s. Although these five might be unconventional, they are customary viewing every Christmas season.
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“Justice League” is Warner Bros.’ first go at amassing DC Comics’ top good guys—who are indeed super. Their movie, however, is not very good.
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“Murder on the Orient Express” is a solid ride. It has heart, humor, with a sturdy track of a story. And yet it won’t be remembered as a classic the same way its literary and motion-picture predecessors are. Although tempting to place the problem on its pacing, the real perpetrator is in its passengers.
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“Thor: Ragnarok” is akin to consuming a Happy Meal from McMarvel’s – and then getting film poisoning.
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“Blade Runner” didn’t need a sequel. But it got one. And it’s spectacular.
“Blade Runner 2049” isn’t just the continuation of a classic. It stands on its own as a modern masterpiece of sci-fi storytelling.
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