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Collateral Beauty Review



Love, time, and death. To some, there are just words, but to others they are important to the understanding of the human emotional condition. Everyone is always looking for love (be it a lifelong relationship or some form of companion), everyone always wishes for more time in their lives (a reflection found as a person becomes older), and we all fear death (the finality of it all). Now, Warner Bros. Pictures and director David Frankel take a close look at these three human abstracts ideas with the film Collateral Beauty. Does this movie resonate in human emotions or is it another shallow and manufactured feature of Hollywood? Read more

Suicide Squad Review



In an age of superhero films, Marvel and DC Comics are churning out their cinematic movies of heroes, villains, comic book frivolities, and big dollar feature films. While Marvel has already established has a powerhouse juggernaut in its MCU films (13 films released as of August 2016), DC has struggled a bit. While the franchise has created some memorable hits (i.e. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy), it has faltered a bit when cultivating its DCEU (DC Extended Universe). So far, underneath its DCEU banner, its two films, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, have had mixed reviews from its fans, critics, and moviegoers. With Dawn of Justice completed and done, the DCEU series is hoping to explode with several movies planned off for sequels, spin-offs, and superhero team ups (Justice League). However, before such an event occurs, Warner Bros, and director David Ayer bring a unique superhero (or rather a supervillain) assemblage with the film Suicide Squad. With so much hype being thrusted upon this movie, will the “worst superheroes ever” team save the day or is it a hodgepodge cacophony of superhero baddies? Read more

Concussion Review



It’s fair to say that Will Smith has had an interesting career. The now 47-year-old bankable star started out in humble roots as a rapper under the name “The Fresh Prince”. His fame grew in 1990 when he starred as the lead character in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a television show that ran for six seasons (1990-1996). From there, Smith entered the foray of Hollywood films as a leading man, including Bad Boys (I and II), Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy of the State, Ali, I am Legend, and The Pursuit of Happyness. Though talented with a mostly successful film career as an actor, Smith is marred by flopped endeavors, including the movies Wild Wild West and After Earth (both films were panned by critics and moviegoers). Now Will Smith returns to the big screen for his second movie of 2015 (the first being Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Focus) with the film Concussion. Does this biopic drama give insightful insight into the pro-football “concussion” controversy or is it a forgetful movie with a likeable leading man? Read more

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