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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

‘Jigsaw’ is a puzzle not worth solving

As of Nov. 12, “Jigsaw” has made $64 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million. (Courtesy of Lionsgate) Eric Smith Connector Contributor After “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter,” the production companies Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate decided to bring back the franchise despite the last film being titled “The Final Chapter.” Like every other “Saw”

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ leaves much to be found

“Star Trek: Discovery” initial release was originally set to release last January before getting pushed back. (Courtesy of CBS) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Based on the first two episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery,” it looks like the show runners have gone the route of making it as much like the rebooted “Star Trek” film series

‘Rogue One’: A story not worth telling

“Rogue One” is the eighth “Star Wars” film and was released on Dec. 10, 2016. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first film in a lineup of standalone movies set in the Star Wars universe. As the entire premise of having stand alone movies in this

What ‘The Judge’ is really guilty of

David Rudderham Connector Editor “The Judge,” a film directed by David Dobkin and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall, gets the courtroom drama genre right, but that is about it. The story involves high-powered and cynical Chicago attorney Hank Palmer who is being forced to go back to his hometown to defend his father,

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