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…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

…Dig Up

Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot is meant to be the first step into their new “Dark Universe.” While this first film stumbles quite a bit, the universe it establishes still maintains some of its intrigue.

From the very beginning, it’s clear this film is not actually about the mummy. While some backstory is provided on Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), the title character, the movie’s title feels like a horrible tease for those who’ve enjoyed past ventures into Hollywood’s reimagining of Egyptian lore. Read the rest of this entry