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Extraction

Sometimes, all you need is a simple flick to kill a few hours with – characters and plotting be damned, as long as the film delivers on the action and succeeds in being entertaining. This is what you can expect from Extraction. The plot is simple enough: one drug lord’s son is kidnapped by another […]

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Bad Times At The El Royale

The hotel El Royale is in decline. Sitting on the state border of California and Nevada, a red line runs through the middle of the lobby, neatly dividing the hotel over the two states. In better days, large crowds used to gamble on the Nevada side, while in California guests filled up the bar. Now, […]

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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok left me conflicted. While the film kept me thoroughly entertained for the entirety of its roughly two-hour run time, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of disappointment. As with many of Marvel’s recent offerings, Thor: Ragnarok is very formulaic, providing no real surprises in its story. This doesn’t make the movie bad […]

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In the Heart of the Sea

  I tried to read Moby Dick once. I failed. In the Heart of the Sea reminded me of that experience insofar as the synopsis was far more enticing than the product. Set in the early 19th century, at the height of the whaling industry, the film follows the story of The Essex and its […]