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April, 2018

  • 18 April

    Review: “Super Troopers 2” is a Fuller, Thicker Mustachioed Comedy

    The comedy troupe Broken Lizard returns to the road for another batch of skits about highway patrolmen going Animal House on the job. Worth noting is that the ensemble and their fans made Super Troopers 2 possible thanks to campaigns to raise funding for the film. While their fervent desire to brandish the badges and mustaches once more wasn’t exactly …

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  • 15 April

    Rampage Narrowly Stomps The Competition For Weekend Debut

    Box Office Report 4/15/18 Keeping with the recent trend of movies based on video games, Rampage charged into cinemas this weekend and fought its way to the top, though not with the most impressive of first-weekend grosses. On its debut, the Dwayne Johnson-starring action picture brought in $34.5 million. That’s relatively low for a $120 million blockbuster with the star …

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  • 11 April

    A Quiet Place Makes a Loud Impact at the Box Office

    Box office report 4/9/18. There was a lot of buzzing about the new horror film, A Quiet Place, since it premiered last month at SXSW. And all that early buzz seemed to have paid off considerably as the movie ended up being #1 for the weekend by a wide margin. The John Krasinski directed film debuted with a $50 million …

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  • 11 April

    Review: “A Quiet Place” Screams with Silent Suspense

    A lesser film might have made this story’s apocalyptic threat of bizarre monsters take place on day 1, but A Quiet Place makes the wise call of telling its story roughly 400 days later. I’ve seen the humanity collapses movie before and they’re usually pretty clunky in stumbling towards the danger. Here is a movie where the terror is present …

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  • 11 April

    Review: Rampage is a Monster Mash Most Mild

    An exhausted Dwayne Johnson watches a giant wolf fly through the air on webbed arms, muttering to himself “Of course the wolf flies.” Naturally. Why wouldn’t it in a movie where mysterious gasses turn predatory animals into city-destroying giants? It’s that loose logic that makes these spectacles entertaining. I only wish the film had a little more of that self-awareness …

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  • 7 April

    Box Office: Black Panther Narrowly Succumbs to Pacific Rim

    Box office report March 25, 2018 After six weeks at the box office, Marvel’s Black Panther has finally been taken down from the #1 slot. It was Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to the 2013 giant robot action picture, that was finally able to dethrone the king. For its debut weekend, Uprising brought in $28 million domestic. That’s not a …

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March, 2018

  • 23 March

    Review: “Pacific Rim Uprising” Repeats More Mecha and Monster Action

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    Uprising could be considered the safe bet for a sequel regarding the risk of a new cast and a first-time director. It doesn’t exactly reinvent the robot, merely adding a few new twists, weapons, and monsters to the familiar plot of the human-built Jaegers versus the monstrous Kaijus. But as someone who grew adoring the likes of Gundam, Robotech, and …

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  • 20 March

    Review: ‘Tomb Raider Trades Dumb Adventure for Dull Grit

    The original Tomb Raider movies received a lot of flak for being silly, but they were honestly no more silly than most James Bond style treasure hunting films. Those directors and Angelina Jolie were smart enough to know that you can’t make movies about the Illuminati, attacking statues, and golden spheres too seriously. Still, most fans and critics didn’t seem …

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  • 18 March

    Box Office: Black Panther Reaches Another Milestone While Tomb Raider Hangs On

    Another weekend, another landmark achievement for Marvel’s Black Panther, by far one of their most successful features to date. Though the box office is starting to wind down for the film being on its fifth weekend, bringing in only $27 million, it’s still at #1 and has now crossed over $600 million domestic. If you’re playing along at home with …

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  • 18 March

    Black Panther Reaches Another Milestone While Tomb Raider Hangs On

    Box office report March 18, 2018 Another weekend, another landmark achievement for Marvel’s Black Panther, by far one of their most successful features to date. Though the box office is starting to wind down for the film being on its fifth weekend, bringing in only $27 million, it’s still at #1 and has now crossed over $600 million domestic. If …

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