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…stay for the credits

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Today, crusaders, another Summer of Blockbusters comes to an end. But as with most endings, it merely means the beginning of a new chapter. In this case, it’s the start of the fall and holiday movie season, which gives us plenty to look forward to.

Still, before we say goodbye, let’s take a look back at the best, worst, and most surprising films of the summer. Read the rest of this entry



As the end of summer approaches, and the box office’s list of offerings becomes slimmer, I thought I’d try something different this week. Instead of making the weekly trip to the cinema, I took a look at the latest on the smaller screen.

Netflix has been churning out a slew of original content in the last few weeks, and amongst the television series, there’s been a few films as well. So, today I thought I’d take on one of the more summer blockbuster-ish ones — “What Happened to Monday.” Read the rest of this entry


On paper director Nikolaj Arcel’s, “The Dark Tower,” sounds like a recipe for summer blockbuster success. A sci-fi western based on a beloved Stephen King series of novels, starring Idris Elba with Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, it’s the things box office dreams are made of. Sadly, this dream has turned into a nightmare. Read the rest of this entry

…do or dye

The format of “Atomic Blonde” is familiar enough. We open in 1989 Berlin, right in the middle of the Cold War, and just barely ahead of the fall of the Wall…and smack dab on top of the premise of countless spy thrillers.

Cut to chase scene ending in a British operative being taken out. Cue the entrance of our leading lady MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), sent into the eye of the storm to recover the list which was lost in the opening scuffle. Read the rest of this entry

…Never Surrender

“Dunkirk” is a bit of a detour from the usual summer fare, in the best way possible. It’s not in 3D. It’s not a sequel. It’s not meant to launch a franchise. The setting is a real place, and the story is real.

Told with an ensemble cast on a large-scale that harkens back to classic Hollywood, director Christopher Nolan’s, “Dunkirk,” puts you in the heart of a critical tipping point of WWII.

For those not familiar with this strategic evacuation, you may know it better by the speech Winston Churchill delivered shortly after: Read the rest of this entry