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‘Doctor Strange’ fails to disappoint

‘Doctor Strange’ fails to disappoint

Dr Strange first appeared in “Strange Tales #110” back in July 1963. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The great irony about Marvel’s starting movies is that the ones with the premises and characters that would be most appealing to mainstream audiences are the movies that get played safe while the, pardon

Underrated Classics: ‘Scream 2’

“Scream 2” had multiple name changes during development before settling on the final title, including “Scary Sequel” and “The Sequel to Scream”. (Photo courtesy of Dimension Films) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Scream 2” is an anomaly of a film. It is not only a sequel in a horror franchise that manages to be good, it

‘The Accountant’ is a pleasant surprise

“The Accountant” was originally set to star Mel Gibson in the lead role with the Coen Brothers directing. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “The Accountant” is one of those few movies where, for every positive attribute you can name for the movie, there is essentially an equal con to conflict with

Underrated Classics: ‘The Nice Guys’

“The Nice Guys” is the third film directed by Shane Black, the director behind 2012’s “Iron Man 3” as well as 2005’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In a year of generic remakes, massive letdowns, and cinematic embarrassments, “The Nice Guys” is an anomalous diamond in

‘Deepwater Horizon’ is yet another letdown

“Deepwater Horizon” was adapted from the New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours”, which was published on December 25, 2010 (Image provided by Summit Entertainment). Owen Johnson Connector Staff This movie may just be one of the best examples of a film that turns a real life event with plenty of untapped story potential

‘Slap Shot’ Misses its Mark

“Slap Shot” was panned by critics during it’s initial release, though the critical reception has become more positive since then. (Image provided by Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff ‘Slap Shot’ is a surprisingly tough movie to review, as there is plenty to say about it, but there is surprisingly little to say about most

The Below Average Seven: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ review

“The Magnificent Seven” hit theaters this past weekend. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff It has only been one week since “Blair Witch,” and there is already a new generic remake of a film that exists solely to make money. At least other remakes use recognizable titles to make a profit; this

‘Blair Witch’ adds to list of 2016’s letdowns

The “Blair Witch” reboot was filmed using the code-name “The Woods.” (Photo courtesy of Vertigo Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Blair Witch” is the latest example of a sequel or remake coming out at least a decade after the last movie to make a bunch of money because of its easily marketable name recognition. Taking

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