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‘The Predator’ falls prey to its shortcomings

‘The Predator’ falls prey to its shortcomings

Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the original “Predator” film, was considered for a cameo, but turned it down due to how small the role was. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor A movie that is part of a horror action film franchise made by a guy who is most known for writing

Underrated classics: ‘Blade Runner’ is a science fiction must-see

‘Blade Runner’ is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.’ (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.) Mikey Gergely Connector Contributor Billowing flames plume over Los Angeles’ towering skyline. Glowing neon lights dimly outline futuristic skyscrapers whose strange forms rise from darkness below and a hovering car flies onto the scene

The truth is ‘Truth or Dare’ is awful

Director Jeff Wadlow was hired after he came up with an idea for the movie’s opening scene. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Horror movies that are based around games, such as “Ouija,” and horror movies that have dumb titles, such as “The Bye Bye Man,” tend to be awful. “Truth or

‘Chappaquiddick’ is underdeveloped but passable

“Chappaquiddick” originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Chappaquiddick” had the potential to be a great, if not superb, historical drama, but it fails to transcend averageness due to a feeling of underdevelopment. Based on the true story of

Ten Marvel movies to catch up for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed “The Winter Soldier” and “Civil War,” directed “Avengers: Infinity War” and will direct its sequel. (Photo courtesy of  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Shane Foley Connector Staff This April’s “Avengers: Infinity War” has Marvel fans excited as it promises to intertwine every subplot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The

‘Rampage’ is nothing short of monkey business

Filmmaker Uwe Boll threatened to sue if Warner Bros. if they did not change the name of the movie, as he also had a video game based film on the same name. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor At its worst, “Rampage” should have been just another silly yet generic action

‘A Quiet Place’ makes very little noise

“A Quiet Place” has grossed $103 million as of April 15. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “A Quiet Place” is not a bad movie, but it is a disappointing one. Strange creatures that hunt by sound have overrun the planet. In the post-creature wasteland that has been left in their wake,

One should watch and love ‘Love, Simon,’ too

It is the first major studio release to focus on a homosexual teenage relationship. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor One of the things that has ruined the genre of teenage coming-of-age stories is that they display overly romanticized ideas of that age and time period in a person’s life. “Love,

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