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John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review

When John Wick hit theaters a few years back, it was one of the rarest of movies, a slick, old school action movie that was not only one of the best action movies of the past decade, but for a nice change of pace, managed

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Movie Review

The most remarkable thing about xXx: Return of Xander Cage that it’s a reboot of a long dead franchise, or that the xXx franchise was rebooted at all, but that it’s actually a solidly entertaining action thriller, that not only surpasses the original, but actually

Movies I’m looking forward to in 2017

With 2016 finally behind us, and 2017 now firmly underway, having looked at the best and worst movies of 2016, it’s time to look now to the movies I’m looking forward to in 2017. Almost immediately, it’s clear that this will be a very different

Best and Worst Movies of 2016

The popular consensus about 2016 is that it was a year where a string of setbacks and painful losses that were briefly interrupted by moments of brilliance. I’m not sure if I would agree with that about 2016 as a whole, but I would certainly

Assassin’s Creed Movie Review

When it was first announced, there was actually a lot of hype and hope behind Assassin’s Creed. After two decades of Hollywood adaptations of video games that range in quality from “so bad it’s good” on the high end, and some of the worst movies

Rogue One Movie Review

One year after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s perhaps taken for granted just what a colossal smash success the movie was. Disney took a beloved franchise that George Lucas had all but run into the ground, and in an age where

Imperium Movie Review

It’s kind of appropriate to see Daniel Radcliffe, who for a decade fought fictional robbed maniacs as Harry Potter, now fully grown and fighting far more real robbed maniacs in Imperium, which was filmed and made its debut locally in Virginia, and I just happened