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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY 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 whopping 56%, one point lower than the abysmal Attack of the Clones' audience rating.
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COCO

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjudmcSxzpc[/embed] 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 why a Frozen 2 just does not seem like a good idea—the staleness of
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JUSTICE LEAGUE

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cxixDgHUYw[/embed] 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 the most notable philosophies we were taught about screenplay writing is to avoid telling
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JIGSAW (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPP6aIw1vgY 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 they're the annoying snarky type. Those who were more ambivalent towards it, who were
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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 Battlefield Earth in egregious overuse of Dutch angles. Phase Two’s Thor: The Dark World in 2013
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Students for Liberty

By Rebecca Carvell General George S. Patton Jr. said, “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” With Veterans Day just around the corner, Americans reflect on those who have served for their country. The term “veteran” is usually assumed to mean soldier
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GEOSTORM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EedQSLI33MA 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 after the recent Las Vegas massacre. I'm guessing it's because it was this movie's
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AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCN3Ouo-Hys 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 seeing this recent collaboration between Blumhouse and Dimension Films in any form gave me
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THE FOREIGNER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33iuQu3UtjI 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 2010 remake of The Karate Kid. Many fellow Jackie fanatics haven’t taken as kindly
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CULT OF CHUCKY

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytcEmtee2OE[/embed] 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 Chucky onward, and his consistent involvement with the series is an apparent rarity for