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‘Gremlins 2:’ It somehow works

‘Gremlins 2:’ It somehow works

Director Joe Dante only came back to direct the sequel when he was offered complete creative control. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” is quite possibly the only narratively sound and comprehensible movie that makes the audience member wonder: “What did I just watch?” Set in New York

The ‘Kingsman’ franchise has done it again

Director Matthew Vaughn wants to make a third film. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Taylor Dorian Connector Contributor Mathew Vaughn, producer and director of “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” returned to produce and direct the second installment of the Kingsman franchise. He was challenged with meeting the expectations set by the first film released in 2014,

Is this the ‘mother!’ of all 2017 films?

Eric Smith Connector Staff Darren Aronofsky, the unusual filmmaker behind the masterpieces of “Requiem for a Dream” and “Black Swan,” has made his most unusual film yet. “mother!” may be the most unique and bizarre movie since the works of filmmaking genius Stanley Kubrick. The problem with films like “mother!” is that sometimes it can

“IT” was good

“IT” had been stuck in development since 2009. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “IT” has so much riding against it. It is a film adaptation of a popular novel written by Stephen King; in his novels, typically the main cast is comprised entirely of child actors. In short, it is unbelievable

‘Spider-Man:’ Coming home disappointed

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be the first of a trilogy of new “Spider-Man” films. (Courtesy of Sony Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Spider-Man, Spider-Man, this movie I really can’t stand. There is some stuff that is OK, but it fails in almost every way. Get ready, this one is pretty bad. After his tour of duty

Underrated Classics: ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’

While ‘Nausicaa’ is normally considered the first film produced by Studio Ghibli, the film was actually released a year before the studio was officially founded. (Photo courtesy of Toei Company) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Studio Ghibli has touched the lives of many film fans over the past 30 years with its breathtaking animation, wonderful characters,

My Emotion is Anger for ‘The Emoji Movie’

‘The Emoji Movie’ was written and directed by Tony Leondis, previously known for directing 2008’s ‘Igor’ as well as the direct-to-video sequels to ‘Lilo and Stitch’ and ‘Emperor’s New Groove’. (Photo Courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff There are a lot of bad movies out there, and “The Emoji Movie” is the worst

‘King Arthur’ is not legendary

Jai Courtney and Henry Cavill were both considered for the titular role of King Arthur, but lost it to Charlie Hunnam. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff It’s inexcusable, just plain inexcusable, that a modern day blockbuster with a budget of $175 million ends up looking like something thrown together for the

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