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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

dir. Rian Johnson reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki There is yet another disturbance in the Force. The notoriously fickle Star Wars fanbase (which, yes, includes yours truly) is up in arms yet again over the saga’s newest chapter. For a particularly telling example, the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating for The Last Jedi currently sits at a […]

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COCO

dir. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Before I begin talking about Pixar’s newest film, let me express my displeasure with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, the 21-minute TV movie that Disney jammed in front of the main attraction. Although decent enough on its own, for me it served as a cruel reminder of […]

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JUSTICE LEAGUE

dir. Zack Snyder (reshoots dir. Joss Whedon) reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki At the moment, I’m in a pretty wonderful screenwriting class led by mass communication professor Virgil Bakken—if you’ve got a script in you somewhere, consider giving it a go some time in the future. It’s under the MASC umbrella. In this class, one of […]

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JIGSAW (2017)

dir. The Spierig Brothers reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki How you responded to the news that an eighth Saw film would finally happen, after seven years of dormancy, will likely reflect your feelings on the film itself if you go see it. People who hated the series when it was fresh need not apply, especially if […]

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THOR: RAGNORAK

dir. Taika Waititi Reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Although Thor and Loki are strong fan favorites in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the God of Thunder has been cursed with the worst films Marvel Studios has offered to date. Thor in 2011 was the absolute worst Phase One entry, where director Kenneth Branagh tried his hand at surpassing […]

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GEOSTORM

dir. Dean Devlin (reshoots dir. Danny Cannon) reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki On the heels of the recent storms that ripped through Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, one might wonder why Warner Bros. would opt to release this movie at this time. After all, MGM pushed back their Death Wish reboot from November to March right […]

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AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING

dir. Franck Khalfoun reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Here I am after finally seeing a film that, even in a form that might be pretty far removed from its original intent, has been floating in the back of my mind for a couple years as a holy grail of sorts. For a while, the idea of […]

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THE FOREIGNER

dir. Martin Campbell reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Thanks to the ever-increasing influence of the Chinese market on international box office totals, we finally have another Jackie Chan vehicle making its way to a wide theatrical release in the States! One of the world’s greatest entertainers returns to American screens for the first time since the […]

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CULT OF CHUCKY

dir. Don Mancini reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Even with all of the different directions the Child’s Play franchise took over the years, Don Mancini has remained the one consistent showrunner pinning all seven films together. He wrote all of the films up to Bride of Chucky before also taking on directorial duty from Seed of […]

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BLADE RUNNER 2049

dir. Denis Villeneuve reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki When the original Blade Runner opened in 1982, it was saddled with narration from Harrison Ford, awkwardly shoved in to explain the obvious to the more “casual” (too polite of a term?) filmgoers coming in. This attempt to make Blade Runner more palatable to a wider audience was […]

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