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‘Death Wish’ is a deadly boring remake

‘Death Wish’ is a deadly boring remake

The “Death Wish” remake started development in 2006, and Sylvester Stallone was initially considered to direct and star in the film. (Photo courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Owen Johnson Connector Editor The original 1974 film “Death Wish” starring Charles Bronson was a movie that could have been remade. It was a lackluster and dull movie that lacked

‘Game Night’: One deadly game of Risk

“Game Night” was originally set for release on Feb. 14 before getting pushed back to March 2 and then forward to Feb. 23. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Andrew Haverty Connector Contributor Who does not love a good game night? Break out the old Scrabble board, some markers for Pictionary, maybe even some old

‘Annihilation’ is annihilated by its execution

“Annihilation” is based on the novel of the same name by author Jeff Vandermeer. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Annihilation” was directed by Alex Garland, the director of the 2015 science fiction thriller “Ex Machina.” “Ex Machina” had an interesting science fiction premise with lackluster execution, and “Annihilation” follows this trend.

No kitten, ‘Black Panther’ is fantastic

“Black Panther” is predicted to make at least $400 million domestically. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios) Owen Johnson Connector Editor General consensus so far seems to be that “Black Panther” is one of, if not the best, movie in the Marvel cinematic universe. This consensus is entirely accurate. Not only is it one of

Do not take ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

Eastwood originally considered actors Kyle Gallner, Jeremie Harris and Alexander Ludwig for the roles of Skalatos, Sadler and Stone. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor If one is a fan of historical dramas where the historical aspect of it is a three-minute-long event that happens at the end of the movie

‘Phantom Thread’: P.T. Anderson’s latest masterpiece

“Phantom Thread” is nominated for six Oscars. (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) Eric Smith Connector Staff In Daniel Day-Lewis’s final film of his career, he plays Reynolds Woodcock, an artistic dressmaker in 1950s London. His passion for the art of dressmaking consumes him to the point where he cannot be interrupted once without throwing off

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is a waste of time

“The Cloverfield Paradox” was originally titled “God Particle.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “The Cloverfield” series may just be one of the most perplexing film franchises to ever hit the mainstream. Beginning back in 2008 with a found-footage spin on classic kaiju films such as “Godzilla,” the property has since then expanded

‘Winchester?’ More like lose-chester

“Winchester” was directed by twins Peter and Michael Spierig. (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate). Owen Johnson Connector Editor Is there some sort of irony that “Winchester,” a movie about one of the most interesting houses to ever exist, is one of the least interesting movies to ever exist? On the urging of the board of the

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