Fatale: Thriller Misses The Mark

Fatale, the new thriller from Deon Taylor, misses the mark in one of the final theatrical releases to ring out the dumpster fire. Sports agent Derrick (Michael Ealy) may be successful in life but he’s not so successful in vetting his one-night stands.  Seriously.  How can someone be so foolish enough?  I swear people vet their Facebook friend requests more than they vet their one-night stands.  Seriously.  One thing that is certain about one-night stands:…

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Stumptown: Cobie Smulders Leads Adaptation

Cobie Smulders leads Stumptown as the adaptation of the graphic novel series made its series premiere on Wednesday night. Through flashbacks, we learn that Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) used to serve in military intelligence.  Yet she also isn’t the easiest person to work with.  She has gambling debt up the wazoo with Sue Lynn Blackbird’s (Tantoo Cardinal) casino.  At the same time, Dex is the first person that casino owner Sue Lynn turns when grandaughter…

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The Intruder is Thrilling, Predictable

The Intruder may be thrilling but laughable in that it’s full of predictable thriller cliches that never stop even when we know what’s coming. When Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie (Meagan Good) decide to leave the city for Napa Valley, they’re getting more than they bargained for.  They find their dream home in the form of Foxglove even if Bambi killer Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid) owns it.  Scott, perhaps seeing something that Annie doesn’t, decides that the asking…

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