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‘Justice League’ movie does not do the league justice

‘Justice League’ movie does not do the league justice

Director Zach Snyder stepped away from the movie in May 2017, following the death of his daughter. Joss Whedon took over to finish the film. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What do Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin” and Halle Berry’s “Catwoman” have in common? There are two answers to this. One:

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is mysteriously good

“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor In a surprising turn of events, a movie that is a remake and was relying on its big-name stars to get people into the theaters was better than it

The problem in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is not Ragnarok

“Thor: Ragnarok” was originally planned to be released on July 27, 2017. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Thor: Ragnarok” is the seventeenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is easily the most middle of the road and generic Marvel film of them all. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself stranded on an

‘Geostorm:’ Disaster of a disaster flick

(Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What is the bigger disaster? The geostorm in the movie, or the movie itself? Considering the geostorm in the movie only decimated CGI buildings whereas “Geostorm” wasted 100 minutes of actual peoples’ lives, the movie is the proper answer. In the wake of massive destruction caused

MTV’s ‘Scream’ is so funny it is scary

Owen Johnson Connector Editor The MTV “Scream” television series is a surprising high point in terms of so-bad-it-is-good entertainment. It is hard for movies to reach this entertainment stage because they risk running out of new gimmicks to keep the audience unintentionally laughing at it, and a television show that has a longer run time

Not a happy day if one sees ‘Happy Death Day’

Tony Gardner, the man who designed the Ghostface mask for the “Scream” series, designed the mask for “Happy Death Day.” (Courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Happy Death Day” is a horror movie that was released by Blumhouse Productions. Among Blumhouse’s other horror works includes the “Paranormal Activity” movies, the “Ouija” movies and

‘Mindhunter’ is Netflix’s best to date

The series was based on the true crime book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. (Courtesy of Netflix) Owen Johnson Connector Editor It has been noted numerous times that the television industry is in a golden age of programing when it comes to original content

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is a near masterpiece

Despite high critical approval, “Blade Runner 2049” underperformed at the box office, only grossing $32.8 million its initial weekend. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor If the “Blade Runner” series were to be compared to children, the original “Blade Runner” from 1982 would be the straight A child who is always pleasing

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