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‘Sing’ is nothing to sing about

‘Sing’ is nothing to sing about

“Sing” features 65 pop songs in it, which the rights of costed 15 percent of the movie’s 75 million dollar budget (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures). Owen Johnson Conector Editor The 2016 movie “Sing” was a production of the studio Illumination Animation, the same studio that is responsible for films such as “Minions” and “The

‘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

‘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

Alter viewing plans away from ‘Altered Carbon’

“Altered Carbon” is based on the novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Owen Johnson Connector Editor A stereotyping of the science fiction genre would have it be described as slow, boring and dull. If that is the case, then “Altered Carbon” is the quintessential example of that stereotype.

‘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

‘The Post’ could have used more copy editing

“The Post” is nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor For a historical drama, “The Post” had a lot going in its favor. Steven Spielberg has directed a number of quality historical dramas in the past, from “Schindler’s List” to “Lincoln.” Meryl Streep and Tom

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