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‘Deadpool’ is perfect for misogynistic, vulgar and subversive fanboys

If Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith partnered to adapt Marvel’s Deadpool with all of the violence, profanity and perverted jokes imagined, it will still probably fall short of Tim Miller’s creation with Ryan Reynolds as the obnoxious ‘Merc with a Mouth.’ Surprising business insiders, who now scrambled to make R-rated superhero More...

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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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‘Minions’ Review: Plenty of cuteness, but short on story

Despicable Me introduced the pill-shaped, yellow creatures in denim, aiding the evil villain Gru in his schemes, but now take center stage as Geoffrey Rush voices the narration of the history of the Minions. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Five star film reviews: 40th Anniversary of ‘Jaws’ proves it’s timeless

While fans flocked to the theaters for Jurassic World and Inside Out, Steven Spielberg’s classic film Jaws celebrated its 40th anniversary thanks to a special screening courtesy of Fathom Events and TCM. Nearly More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Five Star Film Reviews: ‘Star Wars’

This is the first in my new series on “Five Star Films” of all-time. I’m a self-confessed “hard critic” and have taken some heat over the years for not handing out “5 star reviews.” So, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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‘The Imitation Game’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch shines in amazing film

The Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, raised his game even further with his amazing performance in the Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game. During the height of Nazi expansion, Britain develops the MI6 program More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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‘American Sniper’ review: Chris Kyle remember in powerful film

Just as Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker before it, American Sniper is a powerful commentary on the wars in the Middle East. Director Clint Eastwood captures the legacy of Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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‘Bears’ and Seth MacFarlane top the list of Worst films of 2014

The are hits and then there are misses. Below are just a few thoughts on the 2014 film season, noting that some “bad” films I just steered clear. No, these are those moments that I just can’t get More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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‘Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Review: Best in series

Just as director Peter Jackson did with LOTR: Return of the King, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies delivers on all levels and is the best in the series. The adventure comes to a heated climax as the dragon Smaug More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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‘Into the Woods’ Review: Anna Kendrick can’t save the dark, disturbing tale

It’s not unusual for me to disagree with the mainstream critics on films (Noah, Lucy being two of the latest), but Into the Woods was not an entertaining film. Composer Stephen Sondheim and writer James Lapine’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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‘Exodus Gods and Kings’ Review: Bland, longwinded and nearly God-free

How do you make a film based on the Biblical account of the Exodus with little to no explanation of God? Go endure 2 1/2 hours of Ridley Scott’s bland interpretation and you’d get a taste. Exodus: Gods More...

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