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Reviews it comes at night

“Hell is other people,” Jean-Paul Sartre once said. Little did he know, but Sartre’s phrase applies to the horror genre too. In horror, the monsters are often supernatural or otherworldly, but the real monsters don’t wear hockey masks or carry machetes, they look like us, sound like us, and often feel like us, except they’re willing to take a life, out of …

Reviews The Mummy

Studios never learn. With Disney/Marvel and Warner Bros./DC launching shared cinematic universes respectively, banking billions at the box office in the process, their Hollywood-based rivals were bound to try to do the same thing or die trying (metaphorically speaking). Paramount, for example, has plans in place expand…

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Snitch (Lionsgate), we are told at the beginning of the film, is based on true events. John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) owns a construction company. His college-bound son, Jason (Rafi Gavron), agrees to have a friend ship a large amount of Ecstasy to his house. In no time, the police and federal agents swoop in and arrest him. Because of mandatory sentencing laws, he is looking at a ten-year prison term.

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Ex Machina (Lionsgate) focuses on Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at internet search giant BlueBook, who wins a competition to spend a week at the mountain estate of his company’s brilliant CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). When he arrives, he discovers that he’s been chosen to take part in a study of artificial intelligence. Sworn to secrecy and cut off from the outside world, Caleb meets his subject, a seductive android named Ava (Alicia Vikander), and is plunged into an unconventional A.I. experiment.

NP Approved wonder woman

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have stepped into history with a monumental accomplishment in Wonder Woman. Hollywood’s gender disparities and deep rooted sexism have made it all but impossible for a woman filmmaker to pursue her vision, especially if that dream is filmmaking on a massive scale. Specifically, in the…

Reviews letters from baghdad

Letters from Baghdad documents the life of the extraordinary Gertrude Bell, an accomplished mountaineer, archaeologist, intelligence officer, and maybe even spy. Directed with obvious affection by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum, Tilda Swinton as the voice of Bell reads excerpts from her letters and diaries, accompanied…

Reviews captain underpants

Not all superheroes wear spandex. Not all superheroes wear their underwear on the outside (Superman did until recently). Some superheroes only wear underpants and nothing else. Correction: Only one superhero wears underpants without a spandex costume underneath and – appropriately enough – he goes by Captain…

Reviews wonder woman

The Holy Trinity. No, not the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit of Christianity, but Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, DC Comics’ oldest, most iconic superheroes. DC’s Holy Trinity debuted over a comics-redefining four-year span, Superman in 1938, Batman in 1939, and Wonder Woman two years later, but while…

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