Midway Is Better Than Pearl Harbor

Midway pays tribute to fallen American heroes even as the film may also be a spiritual sequel to an earlier Pacific-set World War 2 film, Pearl Harbor. Let’s get it out of the way right now.  Roland Emmerich is certainly attracted to directing films that have a large amount of action in them.  At the same time, this film does not suffer from the problems that brought down Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.  For this, we’re…

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The Darkest Minds: We’ve Seen This Before

The Darkest Minds recycles the gist of what we’ve seen in prior YA dystopian adaptations while ripping off Marvel and others in the process. The film’s prologue, which complete wastes The West Wing alumnus Bradley Whitford’s President Gray, sets up the film.  Children across the country are getting ill.  This mysterious illness is referred to as IAAN (Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration).  Despite claims to the contrary, not even the CDC can find a cure.  Those…

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47 Meters Down: A Shark-Thrilling Tale of Survival

The new shark thriller, 47 Meters Down, does just that and more in the just-released thriller. Directed by Johannes Roberts from a screenplay co-written by Roberts and Ernest Riera, the shark thriller stars Claire Holt, Mandy Moore, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura, and Matthew Modine. Vacationing with her sister, Kate (Holt), in Mexico, Lisa (Moore) has just broken up with her ex-boyfriend, Stuart.  While she wants to have some adventure to make Stuart jealous,…

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