BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)
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BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)

It’s been said that every story needs an audience to accept at least one coincidence, one stretch of the imagination.  Field of Dreams asks for…

“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” (2014): David, Goliath, and a Baseball Bat (Review)
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“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” (2014): David, Goliath, and a Baseball Bat (Review)

When I was young and went to get my haircut at the barber (the one my dad had gone to for years prior to my arrival),…

“24: Live Another Day” (2014): ‘Til Death Do Us Part (Review)
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“24: Live Another Day” (2014): ‘Til Death Do Us Part (Review)

The final scene of First Blood Part II has an exchange between Rambo and Colonel Trautman.  At the end, Trautman asks, “How will you live,…

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014): Monkey See, Monkey Do Better (Review)
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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014): Monkey See, Monkey Do Better (Review)

The first film in this rebooted series, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was probably the second biggest surprise good movie of 2011 behind…

“Boyhood” (2014): A Decade Mediocrely Spent (Review)
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“Boyhood” (2014): A Decade Mediocrely Spent (Review)

In case it wasn’t clear, Boyhood is unprecedented. It deserves our undivided attention and unwavering reverence. Shot for twelve-consecutive years, using the same cast and…

“Edge of Tomorrow” (2014): Not Just Another Tom Cruise Flick (Review)
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“Edge of Tomorrow” (2014): Not Just Another Tom Cruise Flick (Review)

Tom Cruise is and has been many things. As of late he’s been one thing primarily: Predictable. That, among several other things, is what chiefly…

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Slingy, The Sticky, & The Arachnophobia (Review)
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Slingy, The Sticky, & The Arachnophobia (Review)

It’s no secret that I hated The Amazing Spider-Man. I herald it as one of the worst superhero movies ever made and a singular black…

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water Sprout (Review)
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ (2014): The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water Sprout (Review)

Much has been said of the eagerness with which the web slinging wall crawler  Spider-Man was rebooted following the creative failure of 2007′s Spider-Man 3,…

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